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GLC and its Economic Development Council are centered on seven strategies in their mission to enhance the Greater Lafayette region:
  1. Create an environment conducive to growing technology and advanced manufacturing businesses.
  2. Attract new business and industry.
  3. Support the expansion and retention of major employers.
  4. Develop new small businesses, while aiding in the expansion and retention of existing small- to medium-size businesses.
  5. Forge partnerships with business, government and educational authorities, and encourage the community’s public and private sectors to invest in Greater Lafayette’s economic development.
  6. Support the changing cultural diversity and quality-of-life needs of the community.
  7. Professionally manage the GLC organization so as to maintain its financial stability, meet the expectations of its members and treat its employees in a professional manner.

Economic Development Council Members & Staff

Board Members

Eric Matteson GE Aviation
Alex Bluestein Oscar Winski
Mark Bleyer Cook Biotech
Andrew Ball Voestalpine Rotec
Joe Howarth Centier
Brad Marley Lafayette Community Bank
Scott Pate Regions Bank
Richard Giromini Wabash National
Brandon France American Water
Chris Olsen Tate & Lyle
Jeffrey Stringer Nanshan
Clive Whiteside Evonik
Suresh Garimella Purdue University
Joseph Seaman President and Chief Executive Officer Email
Jody Hamilton Director of Economic Development Email
Pete Wagoner Director of Existing Industry Support Email
Jerry Holsapple Loan Manager, Capital Resources Council Email
Jackie Franklin Director of Finance and Operations Email
Lauren Davis Program Manager, Economic Development Email
Erin Nelson Director, Chamber & Quality of Life Councils Email
Resa Hodnett Program Manager Membership Email
Kim Murray Program Manager Events Email