Regional Advantages

Renowned for its location, business climate and affordable cost of living, Northeast Indiana is consistently ranked best in the Midwest.

Industry Information

With access to 40,000 graduating students annually, join the impressive list of major employers leading Northeast Indiana’s top industries.

Business Leadership

Increasing personal income, growing the population and raising educational attainment. Join us!

About Living Here

Northeast Indiana is family-friendly, affordable and offers diverse opportunities to make it your own in Northeast Indiana.

Jobs & Internships

Join Northeast Indiana, a growing, vibrant community. From your next career to your next promotion, make it your own in Northeast Indiana.

Regional Partnership

Our region is led by ambitious people who are marked by ingenuity and positivity.

With hard work and determination, our region’s leaders are demonstrating that we can support and execute our big visions, with many catalytic projects developed in just the past few years alone. These developments are transforming the face of downtown Fort Wayne and are serving as regional amenities, allowing people to convene and experience the regional city. 

You’ll find us at the forefront of innovation and progress—that’s always good for business.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s governing board is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of our operations and fiscal matters. Our board members serve three-year terms and are elected by the Regional Opportunities Council (ROC), our investor board of more than 120 members. All 11 counties participate on the governing board: There must be more non-Allen county participants than Allen County participants, no fewer than 10 private-sector members, and no more than six elected official members.

Thanks to the guidance of our board members and regional collaborators, you’ll find us at the forefront of innovation and progress—that’s always good for business. 

Meet Our Governing Board Members

Executive Committee

Board Chair

Sherilyn Emberton | Huntington University

Immediate Past Chair

Jeff Turner 

Vice Chair

Mark Millett | Steel Dynamics, Inc.


Tom Niezer | Barrett McNagny LLP


David Findlay | Lake City Bank

Regional Opportunities Council Chair

Raymond Kusisto | Ortho NorthEast

Public Representative

Mayor Joe Thallemer | City of Warsaw

LEDO Council Chair

Bill Bradley | LaGrange County Economic Development

Governing Board

Honorary Board Members

Ex-Officio Directors

Advisory Directors

Are you ready to join in our collective success? From our low taxes to our affordable cost of living, we can find a fit for you. Give us a call today, and let’s chat about our future.

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