MedTech continues to ascend in NEI

Friends of NEI, The NEI 2024 Action Plan underscores strategic efforts to enhance emerging or evolving technology sectors where Northeast Indiana (NEI) has a competitive edge. This includes areas such as zero-emission and off-highway vehicles, biotech, hardtech and automation, creative arts, specialty insurance, defense and notably, MedTech. The MedTech sector’s potential for growth and how […]

Coming Home to Indiana: California-Based Companies Expand in NEI


We’re excited to announce two companies based in California have decided to expand their business in Northeast Indiana as both of their leaders wanted to return home.    All Better Together, a healthcare provider specializing in autism-based therapies, and Popsalot, a gourmet popcorn manufacturer, are both expanding their operations to our region. All Better Together […]

NEI Welcomes Eileen Alberding and Jackson Long to the Business Development Team

Restaffing can be both exciting and challenging for organizations. While it provides an opportunity to bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table, it also requires significant effort and resources to ensure a smooth transition. Today, our business development team looks a little different – but thanks to the individuals who were here prior and the procedures put in […]

Business Attraction Predicts a Record Year

Our Business Development team is dedicated to achieving our organizational goals and growing opportunities for our 11-county region to win business investment. We measure our success through a set of key performance indicators (KPIs), which include, but are not limited to: Business Contacts | Any direct contact made by the NEI Staff to a c-suite executive […]

Selling Northeast Indiana Coast-to-Coast

One of my favorite movies is an award-winning movie from 1994, Forrest Gump. In my favorite scene, Forrest steps off his porch and decides to “go for a little run.” He gets to the end of the road and decides he will run to the end of town. After he makes it to the end of […]

Business Attraction Momentum

In Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, he talks about the flywheel effect: a concept that over time, small victories create and accelerate momentum. “Picture a huge, heavy flywheel—a massive metal disk mounted horizontally on an axle, about 30 feet in diameter, 2 feet thick, and weighing about 5,000 pounds.” Strenuous effort is needed at the beginning to get the […]

Regional Businesses Building a Sustainable Future in Northeast Indiana

Northeast Indiana

A Regional Push Toward a Healthier Climate As countries and cities around the world pledge to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, regions including Northeast Indiana are making the shift towards more sustainable practices to mitigate further climate change. As the global conversation and practice around sustainability and climate action grows, regional businesses and communities in […]

The Perfect Location for Sterigenics

Northeast Indiana’s proximity to north and south operations attracted Sterigenics to the region. From the pharmaceutical and medical devices used by doctors and hospitals to agricultural products used in animal diets, a local company is playing a huge part in safeguarding global health. Sterigenics, a Sotera Health Company, then operating as Iotron, opened a plant […]

Welcome to Stephane Frijia from Board Chair Sherilyn Emberton


Board Chair Welcomes President & CEO As we look forward to welcoming Stephane Frijia as our new President and CEO, I wanted to share my personal observations and desires for him as a leader and for the future of our organization. With Stephane’s background and experience at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), he has […]