Published On: 05/06/2024Categories: Agbiosciences, Industry News

IEDC Secures Top Workplace Recognition for Second Consecutive Year

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Employee-driven survey reinforces agency’s highly-engaged, mission-driven workplace culture 

Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) was recognized as a top small organization on the IndyStar’s 2024 list of Top Workplaces in central Indiana, based on an employee-driven survey of more than 200 companies in the region with feedback from more than 37,000 employees. The IEDC is one of just 130 central Indiana organizations to receive the distinction this year, recognizing the agency’s leadership, values, work culture and employee engagement.

“Two years in a row—that’s a testament not just to the talent, drive and passion that the team possesses, but also to the culture we’ve all worked so hard to build,” said Sec. Rosenberg. “This truly remarkable group of individuals at the IEDC have all proven that they can go above and beyond. Together, because of the engaged, motivated and mission-driven culture we’ve cultivated, we are delivering bold results that will elevate Indiana’s economy and Hoosier communities for generations to come.”

Created by former Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 and led by Sec. Rosenberg and IEDC Chief Strategy Officer Ann Lathrop since August 2023, the IEDC employs more than 100 team members in Indiana and around the world. The agency is charged with growing the state’s economy, driving economic development, developing communities to increase quality of life and population growth and helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. The IEDC is also focused on helping companies attract and retain a talented workforce – working to model the way by creating a positive, collaborative environment for its own employees.

Notable feedback from the employee survey showed team members are energized by the current direction of the IEDC. The agency received high marks for meaningfulness, meaning employees feel they are contributing to highly-impactful work, and for engagement, particularly with tenured employees. The IEDC also increased its employee feedback for a number of categories — including overall engagement, empowered to execute, respected and supported, enabled to grow, and fairly valued — from the 2023 survey.

The IEDC team’s high engagement helped land more than $70 billion in new committed investments to the state over the last two years to propel Indiana’s economy of the future. In the first quarter of 2024 alone, the team secured $20.68 billion of committed capital investment, marking the highest quarter on record for capital investment in the agency’s nearly 20-year history.

In addition to the IEDC, two other state agencies, the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) and Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR), received this recognition.