PCEDF to Host Economic Development Summit Thursday

The third annual Pulaski County Economic Development Summit is approaching. Nathan Origer, executive director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, told WKVI that the event to be held on Thursday, June 27 at the Monterey Town Hall will include a catered dinner and guest speakers.

Origer will give a “State of the County Economy” report, but he said that his talk won’t be very long. He said three other guest speakers will be featured at the event, focusing more on the tourism aspects of the county.

“In addition to my talk, we will hear from Chad Watts, who is a Winamac native, previously worked with the Nature Conservancy in Winamac, and now works with the Conservation Technology Information Center in Lafayette, and he is very knowledgeable of the Tippecanoe River from an ecological, environmental standpoint,” said Origer.

The summit will also include presentations from Dave and Connie Scott of Riverside Rentals in Winamac. Origer said they will speak more from the small business, economic development and tourism sides of the county, as their business is centered around the river.

“We’ve been talking a lot about how we can publicize tourism in Pulaski County this year with some programs we’ve been considering and focusing a lot on taking better advantage of the river. That combined with the fact that we’re hosting this year’s event in Monterey, which is just off the river, we thought it would be nice to focus our guest speakers on that,” said Origer.

All that and more will be discussed at the summit, which will take place at the Monterey Town Hall, located at 7033 N. Walnut St. in Monterey on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET.