A Vision for Growth: Northeast Indiana’s Strategic Plan 2025-2027

Dear Friends and Stakeholders, It is with great enthusiasm that I share with you the highlights from our newly approved Strategic Plan for 2025-2027, a blueprint meticulously crafted to unleash the collective strength and potential of Northeast Indiana. This morning this strategic plan update has received the formal endorsement of our Board of Directors, signifying […]

NEI Hires Dan Bish as Vice President of Business Development

FORT WAYNE – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI) has hired Dan Bish to be its Vice President of Business Development. Bish will be responsible for driving NEI’s business attraction goals and objectives, developing strategic partnerships nationally and building relationships with key stakeholders. “I’m excited for the opportunity to bring my experience and skill set to the […]

NEI: A Thriving Hub for Specialty Insurance

Friends of NEI,   As we continue to execute our 2024 Action Plan, our focus sharpens on strategic initiatives designed to elevate and expand industry clusters where Northeast Indiana boasts a competitive advantage. Following our recent highlight on the MedTech sector, this communication turns the spotlight on our burgeoning Specialty Insurance industry.   In 2023, the global […]

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 […]

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 […]

NEI Continuing to Strengthen Economic Resiliency in 2023


Happy New Year, friends of NEI! It’s been a little over a year since my family and I made the move to Northeast Indiana. It’s been a year full of change, transition, challenges, new initiatives, hefty goals, and, most of all, assurance that I made the right choice in making NEI my family’s new home. […]

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 […]