Major Markets Trip to Central Illinois Focuses on Insurance Industry

By: Hannah Stork on April 4th, 2017

The Regional Partnership embarked on the first Major Markets trip of 2017 spending four days in Central Illinois and St. Louis. The trip focused on business attraction efforts and included talent attraction outreach. Team members Alan Tio and Hannah Stork conducted 15 business meetings in St. Louis and issued one regional business attraction project. 

In an effort to attract talent to the region, the Regional Partnership engaged insurance industry partners from Ash Brokerage, PHP, Brotherhood Mutual and MedPro to visit three universities including The University of Illinois, Illinois State and Bradley University.

The team met with more than 50 students in actuarial science, insurance, business, information technology and finance to attract talent to the region. The students shared positive feedback and interest in moving to Northeast Indiana.

In the upcoming academic year, the Regional Partnership plans to welcome students and facility from central Illinois back to the region for a tour.