Our Mission

The mission of the Corporation for Economic Development (CED) is to plan and undertake activities leading to steady job growth, increasing economic diversity, and a strengthened employer base which enhance the quality of life of Madison County.​
Our success of over 9,300 new jobs and $2.95 Billion new investments in the last 15 years is poised to continue as our team of economic development professionals with strong multinational experience promotes our business friendly community.

How we do it

 
Convenient Location
  • 70 Million People within a 6 Hour Drive

  • 15 miles Northeast of Indianapolis

  • Along I-69 and Near I-70

  • Dual Rail System

Best-In-Class Support
  • Reliable, Redundant, Competitive Utilities

  • Shovel Ready Sites

  • Skilled Workforce

  • Workforce Training

  • Low Cost of Living

  • Low Cost of Doing Business

  • Competitive Incentive Plans

  • “Right to Work” State – Madison County no new unions in 25 years!

Viable & Diverse Economic Base

Global Tier I Advanced Automotive Parts Manufacturers

  • ELSA

  • Greenville Technology Inc. (GTI)

  • Keihin North American Headquarters & Engineering

  • NTN Driveshaft, Inc.

  • NTK Precision Axle

Internationally recognized Major Food Processors

  • Nestlé USA – 790 employees

  • Red Gold – 1400 employees

  • Prairie Farms – 140 employees

  • Evermilk

Business to Pleasure

  • Ancient Great Mounds at Mounds State Park

  • Anderson Symphony Orchestra

  • Array of lodging, shopping, and restaurants

  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park Horse Racing & Casino

  • Historic Paramount Theatre

Professional Team

 

Our team can help you:

  • Find the perfect building or site.

  • Arrange reasonable local financing.

  • Cut through government red tape.

  • Facilitate utility and street extensions.

  • Provide information to expedite decision making.

  • Package local and state government incentive programs.

  • Create local partnerships to build and lease office or industrial space.

  • Locate local sources of equity capital.

  • Make referrals to reliable local builders, architects, realtors, or other professionals.

How WE got started 

The History of the CED

The Corporation for Economic Development was formed in late 1983 through the merger of two non-profit corporations: the Anderson Business Development Corporation and the Anderson Downtown Development Corporation. This merger was in response to the devastating recession which had gripped Anderson in the first years of the 80’s decade.

CED struggled to find a success formula in its first two years. In 1986, CED leadership began an internal reorganization. A blue ribbon board of directors was recruited, new funds were raised, and a different staff was hired. CED reinvented itself as a completely private sector community marketing organization, which it remains today. Local financial supporters have remained steadfast for more than a decade.

In 1987, CED began planning an industrial park which later became known as The Flagship Industrial Park. This effort was undertaken in response to a lack of available industrial property in the area. In 1988, a partnership was formed on a handshake between CED, Anderson’s new mayor Mark Lawler, and the Madison County Commissioners. This strong relationship laid the foundation for CED’s (and Anderson’s) success.

From that integral point in time, CED has assisted communities all over Madison County in attracting, retaining, and expanding more than 10,000 jobs and more than $3 Billion in investments as they continue to develop new business parks and training opportunities for our local community.

 

Sponsers

CED’s charitable 501(c)3 not for profit organization status is based on the belief that stable, well compensated jobs are the cornerstone of a strong community: a person with solid employment is better able to care for his or her home and family and to support the institutions and benefits, which benefit the entire community through

positive economic impact.

CED would not be able to produce these business attraction, retention, and expansion results without your support. We operate off of donations as a 501(c)3. Due to our operational need for donations, consider a donation this year.

 CED is looking forward to continuing our growth in Madison County. We hope to have you as a partner and look forward to your support. 

 

739 Main St.
Anderson, Indiana

46016


PH: 765-642-1860

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