NEI Hires Chase Gibson to the Business Development Team

FORT WAYNE – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI) has hired Chase Gibson to be its Director of Business Development. Gibson will be responsible for sourcing and nurturing new business expansions and relocations to increase business investment in Northeast Indiana. “I am very eager for the opportunity to join the NEI team as Director of […]

NEI Quarterly Business Development Journey

In the dynamic realm of business development, staying ahead of the curve is not just a goal—it’s a necessity. As we embarked on an ambitious journey for FY24, we encountered a few bumps along the road. Two members of our business development team departed NEI to support the launch of Plug and Play Indiana. It […]

Introducing the NEI Pioneer Podcast!

It’s no longer coming soon. It’s here. The NEI Pioneer Podcast. We’ve spent the last year brainstorming, strategizing and spending way too many hours in conference rooms. Now, it’s time to pull the curtain on this new show! “As you may know, we recently completed our rebrand and repositioning with the Pioneer Starts Here (PSH) platform. […]

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 […]

CEO Perspective – Economic Conditions

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest GDP estimates. Echoing this, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen noted at the Economic Club of Chicago that 2023 witnessed robust economic growth, especially in its final quarter, achieving a 3.1 percent annual increase. Significantly, inflation has notably decreased, and consumer sentiment has […]

CEO Perspective: 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit


We are thrilled to once again to partner the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI) with the Japanese American Society of Indiana (JASI) and Grow Wabash County to host the 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit! This year’s summit will be hosted at the historic Eagles Theatre in downtown Wabash on Thursday, November 9. The Japan-Northeast Indiana […]

Discussing Japanese Investment in NEI

Friends of NEI, Last month, I had the opportunity and privilege to represent Northeast Indiana at the 53rd Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest US/Japan Association Conference in Japan. The conference’s theme was “Shaping a Sustainable Future Together,” and it was attended by the governors of Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Nebraska, as well as […]