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Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann was the Keynote Speaker for the 2016 LincolnLand Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting in Spencer. She spoke about the work on infrastructure Indiana progress an a call to action to get Hoosiers into the workforce.

Last Friday the event embraced the theme,”Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial” and included presentations to highlight issues that effect Indiana’s economy and daily life. Also recognized was one of Indiana’s trademarks with Abraham Lincoln’s heritage traced to Spencer County.

Director Mark Newman from the Indiana Office of Tourism provides insight on the significance of the Indiana’s Bicentenial.

The experience of discovering the many traits that Indiana offers is both beneficial to visitors and Hoosiers alike.

LEDC is dedicated to attract new business and existing investments in the area of Spencer County which  is imperative to the business growth, the organization also works with business leaders from Kentucky and Illinois.

Robert Clark is one of those business leaders that was present from Lexington, KY who is Founder and President of the Sustainable Business Ventures.

Clark spoke on the non-profit organization and how the placement of entrepreneurship mentoring parallels with LEDC’s purpose of business development.

Clark said the concentration is to mentor up and coming entrepreneurs with the social issues that they are concentrating in. He also announced grants given to different companies that will change out their trucks and vehicles to use compressed natural gas or propane instead of diesel to clean up Spencer County air.

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