Lebanon, Ind. – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC) has received two grants from Duke Energy.

“We are grateful to Duke Energy for this opportunity to help spread our message about why companies should locate or expand in Boone County,” said Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “This grant funding will complement our current marketing efforts and help us reach a larger audience.”

The first grant, for $1,225, is part of Duke’s Foreign Direct Investment Partnership Program that will help implement FDI strategies that support economic development growth.

The second grant, for $5,000, is part of the Marketing Partnership Program to implement strategic marketing plans that showcase the community’s assets.

To qualify for program consideration, the Boone EDC had to submit a marketing plan that has a direct impact on the community’s economic growth and supports Duke Energy’s economic development goals.

“The Marketing Partnership Program and the Foreign Direct Investment Partnership Program are designed to help local economic development groups strengthen marketing efforts to help attract jobs and investment to the communities within our Indiana service territory,” said Duke Energy Indiana Director of Economic Development Erin Schneider.

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

A strong community is a united community, one that achieves balance between its residents and businesses. At the Boone County Economic Development Corporation, we seek the right economic opportunities to support strong communities and enhance the quality of life for all Boone County residents. We aim to be a catalyst for smart growth strategies. We forge mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations capable of understanding and further enriching the unique assets that the residents of Boone County have built. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.