The Ohio County Economic Development Corporation was created in 2007 to combine and unify the efforts of the prior City and County Economic Development Commissions and is a Public-Private board of Directors composed of Seven (7) members with (1) One Member appointed by the Ohio County Commissioners,  (2) Two members appointed by the Ohio County Council, (2) Two Members appointed by the Common Council of the City of Rising Sun, (1) One Member appointed by the Mayor of the City of Rising Sun, and (1) One Member appointed by the board at large to represent the business community.

The Corporation conducts its economic development efforts under agreements with
Ohio County and the City of Rising Sun.


    The Economic Development Corporation meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 5:00 p.m.
    Location - EDC Office at 120 Main St., Rising Sun, IN.
    Board Member             Title                 Appointment                             Term Expires
    Brent Bascom     City                     Council                                             None
    Deedee Brown             President         Mayor                                             None
    Steve Slack                     Secretary         City Council                                     None
    April Hautman                                 County Council                             None
    Brett Minks                                         County Council                             None
    Kenny Ashcraft                                 Commissioners                             None
    Howard Fletcher            Vice President Chamber of Comm.                             None
    Lane Siekman                Executive Director and General Counsel

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ohio County Economic Development Corporation is to provide leadership for economic growth in Ohio County, Indiana.

Vision Statement

The purpose of the Ohio County Economic Development Corporation is to improve the community that we live in through the creation and retention of jobs.
We will be known for our integrity and the caring manner in which we treat tough issues. We will treat everyone with honesty and fairness. Our goal is to be resourceful and follow through on our commitments to the community.
We inspire to lead by example and work in collaboration with business and government. We will support the community by doing the right thing in providing education, recognizing success, and encouraging entrepreneurial spirit.
We will make a difference by solving problems and cutting “red tape” to help businesses compete in Ohio County. We will promote the efficient use of resources.  We will develop new resources to retain and expand existing businesses in Ohio County.
Our long-term expectations are to improve local transportation, create new jobs with higher wages, and promote Ohio County as a great place to do business.  Ohio County’s future will be better by encouraging a collaborative effort with people working together to improve our economy and a higher quality of life.

Adopted January 5, 2010 at Rising Sun, Indiana