Press release: Duke Energy Awards $5,000 Grant to Boost Economic Development in Bloomington

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Duke Energy supports economic development in Bloomington with Partnership Program grant

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Duke Energy has awarded the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) a $5,000 grant through their 2024 Partnership Program, which funds marketing and strategic efforts to attract new jobs and investment in communities the company serves.

“Economic development plays a vital role in the long-term growth and prosperity of the state,” said Erin Schneider, managing director of business development at Duke Energy. “Through these grant funds, we’re proud to support our local economic development partners as they work in new and creative ways to market their communities to site selectors and businesses across the world.”

Duke Energy’s grant will support BEDC in their efforts to revitalize their marketing strategies in the year ahead. The organization hopes to amplify awareness of Monroe County’s economic development plans, while highlighting the availability of sites and buildings conducive to business growth and expansion.

Partnership Program grant funds can be used to support a wide array of marketing initiatives, including trade show attendance, website redesign, promotional materials, and presentations or tours to introduce prospective companies and site selectors to a community.

To qualify for program consideration, each applicant submitted a plan that would have a direct impact on their community’s economic growth. Grant amounts varied depending on the size and scope of the project.

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 900,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.

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