Overview of Business Ombudsman Services
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s regulatory affairs division assists in the process of obtaining the permits and approvals necessary for a business operation. Members of the regulatory affairs staff serve as liaisons between companies, communities, local economic development organizations, and regulatory agencies.
The regulatory affairs division assists both current and potential Indiana businesses with a variety of topics, including agency contacts and communication facilitation; license/permit requirements and applications; permit tracking; and regulatory compliance.
In addition, members of the regulatory affairs staff serve as liaisons between businesses and various state agencies, such as: the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Department of Revenue, Department of Workforce Development, and Secretary of State. Regulatory affairs staff members also serve on a variety of workgroups and task forces dealing with issues of importance to economic development in Indiana.
The regulatory affairs division not only provides permit application assistance and tracking, but also establishes early communications with the technical staff of the regulatory agencies to ensure that permits are efficiently processed. This service is an effort to minimize the amount of time spent on regulatory compliance.
Contact the Indiana regulatory division with questions on obtaining the proper permits or maintaining compliance with the laws and regulations of the state of Indiana.
IEDC Small Business Ombudsman