By Janet Ady, President/CEO Ady Voltedge


Perhaps you missed the story of Kimball International announcing that it is planning to participate in the State of Indiana's "shovel ready" program for a 130-acre parcel that it wished to have developed. 


Here's the piece that many may have overlooked: Indiana currently has approximately 100 shovel-ready sites. 


Economic developers, the clue train is passing every day. The clues tell us that shovel-ready programs are now the price of entry. More than half the states have either a state- and/or utility-sponsored program. But this article is not about shovel-ready programs. It's about what's next for EDOs. (read more)







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Ady Voltedge Services


Ady Voltedge serves two distinct but complementary audiences. We provide economic development organizations (EDOs) with strategy, positioning, branding and related marketing implementation services. We provide expanding and relocating companies with location strategy services, from workplace and workflow strategy through site selection, real estate and portfolio optimization, and project management.


Our client and service mix is intentional and benefits both our EDO clients and our corporate clients. Our work with corporate clients helps ensure that our recommendations to EDOs for retaining, expanding and attracting businesses are practical and effective. Our work with EDOs helps ensure that our knowledge of locational assets is current and in-depth.


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