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[IEDC] Statement: The IEDC Concludes Public Relations Contract
Start Date: 7/2/2015Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/2/2015
Entry Description
INDIANAPOLIS (July 2, 2015) – Statement attributable to Chris W. Cotterill, executive vice president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation:

“Indiana continues to make headlines as a state that is attracting and adding private sector jobs at record-setting levels and is being recognized by national publications for its business-friendly climate. In light of the State’s strong economic news and our ongoing focus on cost management, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) will conclude its contract with Porter Novelli and focus resources on enhancing existing marketing efforts. We are appreciative of Porter Novelli’s initial guidance that will enable us to redouble our efforts to attract business and tourism to Indiana through current initiatives with local agency support as needed. Porter Novelli has been a trusted partner throughout its consultancy, and was operating within the scope and budget parameters agreed. We wish to thank the entire Porter Novelli account team for their commitment and dedication to this initiative during these past months, and we heartily endorse the agency as a center of marketing excellence and creativity.”

Statement attributable to Brad MacAfee, president-North America of Porter Novelli:

“We respect this decision by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) as it recalibrates its resources and spending priorities. We appreciated the opportunity to work closely with the professional and dedicated staff within the IEDC. We know that the State will continue its efforts to strengthen Indiana’s global brand reputation. We also know that, when assessed on the basis of its dynamic and diverse workforce, its commitment to innovation, abundant natural resources and thriving arts and cultural offerings, Indiana has a great story to tell. We hope that the framework developed by Porter Novelli, which sets forth best practices for future efforts, proves useful to our trusted colleagues in the IEDC.”

Costs to be paid to Porter Novelli for its support will total $365,000 and be paid from the IEDC’s existing marketing budget. The agreement can be found here.

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit
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Media Contact:
Abby Gras - 317.232.8845 or
Contact Information:
Name: Abby Gras
Phone: 317.232.8845
Entry Type:
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Entry Category:
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  • Category:
  • Business & Agriculture
  • Agency Name
    Economic Development Corporation, Indiana

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