State Presents Scout & Zoe's with EDGE Award

Date Posted: 04/12/2012
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 April 11, 2012

News Release

 

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Lt. Governor Becky Skillman will join business leaders from across the state this afternoon to present 18 companies with the Indiana Small Business Development Center Network's Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Awards during a Statehouse ceremony.

Sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation's Small Business Development Centers, the awards recognize clients of the agency's nine regional offices located throughout the state in two categories - emerging and established. Recipients are chosen by their regional centers.

"Indiana's small business sector is the lifeblood of our economy and we rely on the ideas of hardworking entrepreneurs to spur innovation and create jobs in our state," said Skillman. "We are proud to recognize these 18 companies who continue to solidify Indiana's reputation as a prime location for business development."

Recipients of the award collectively employ 195 full-time associates in Indiana and in total finished 2011 with nearly $6.1 million in sales. Nearly half of the U.S. private sector workforce is employed by small businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The administration report says that small businesses account for the majority of net private-sector job creation in the United States over the last 15 years.

Complete List of Award Recipients

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About IEDC

Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Dan Hasler serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC. 
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

About the ISBDC

The Indiana Small Business Development Center Network is an Indiana Economic Development Corporation program funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through nine regional centers with 11 full-time locations, the ISBDC provides free and low-cost business advising and assistance to small businesses at any stage of development. For more information about the ISBDC, visit www.isbdc.org.

Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation