JCIDC receives grant from Duke Energy


Duke Energy recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. as part of the company’s 2018 Marketing Partnership Program.

JCIDC received the grant through a competitive application process, according to a news release from Duke. It was based on the group’s economic development activity, innovative approach and the overall benefits and sustainability of the initiative.

“Duke Energy is an extremely valued partner for us, and we are very happy to receive this grant to expand our marketing efforts of the Eastside Industrial Park properties,” said Jim Plump, JCIDC’s executive director.

Erin Schneider, director of economic development for Duke Energy Indiana, said the Marketing Partnership Program is designed to help Duke Energy-served communities implement strategic marketing plans that can showcase the community’s assets and support continued economic development growth and prosperity.

“Working together as a team, we improve the chances of success for our communities,” she said.

Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 6,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 820,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, which includes Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora and Seymour in Jackson County.

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