Jill Scicchitano Earns Scholarship to National Economic Development Conference


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2018) -- South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership Director of Industry Growth Initiatives, Jill Scicchitano was recently named one of the 2018 recipients for the annual Bob Ady Scholarship Program.

Scholarship recipients receive registration to the 2018 Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum to be held December 2-4, 2018 in Chicago, along with reimbursement of some travel expenses. There were 10 scholarship winners named.

The scholarship program is named in memory of Bob Ady, a champion for economic development in the United States and especially the Midwest region.

"Each Bob Ady Scholarship award winner brings new thinking and a fresh perspective to the field of economic development. These are exactly the qualities that keep the field relevant and pertinent even in times of sweeping economic, political, technical, and social change," said Janet Ady, Bob's daughter and President and CEO of Ady Advantage. "Over 50 promising economic development professionals have now been awarded scholarships to attend Mid-America Economic Development Association conferences, bringing what they learn back to their home states and communities to help advance economic development across the country."

This scholarship program is available for Mid-America Economic Development Council members and nonmembers. Applicants were evaluated based on their interest in economic development overall, as well as their interest in the Mid-America Economic Development Council organization.

The Mid-America Economic Development Council is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for education, making connections, and sharing best practices for economic development professionals.

For more information about the Mid-America Economic Development Council, including the Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, please visit MidAmericaEDC.org. If you would like to learn more about Ady Advantage, visit Adyadvantage.com.


About South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: educating a world-class workforce, recruiting and retaining great talent, attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing industries, promoting inclusion and sparking opportunities for minorities and helping entrepreneurs thrive. The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.

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