Boone County Economic Development Commision

2019 Japan Update Recap

Boone County Councilor Elise Neishalla and I recently attended the Japan American Society of Indiana’s Japan Update where we discussed key developments in the Japan-America and Japan-Indiana economic and workforce relations. Below is a synopsis of what I...

Japan Journals – Day 3

We said goodbye to Tokyo today and headed south to Nagoya to start the second half of our trip. One of my favorite things about Japan is the Shinkansen, the bullet trains that travel more than 180 miles per hour. It’s easy, smooth, and relaxing, and if I could travel...

Japan Journals – Day 2

We’ve spent the entire day in Tokyo today calling upon our existing Lebanon businesses. Our first visit was with Subaru, a major driver (pun intended) of Boone County’s growth. Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette employs many Boone County residents, but we also...

Japan Journals – Day 1

We’re taking Boone County global this week, making a return trip to Japan after last visiting in May 2016. County Councilwoman Elise Nieshalla is joining me (Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead) this week to represent Boone County and the municipalities we...