Noblesville Economic Development collaborates with many local and regional organizations to build a stronger and more dynamic network of knowledge, relationships, support and education. Collaboration with our partners is prevalent within the Stay Here * Grow Here initiative and is included in nearly all of the programs. Under each of the programs within Stay Here * Grow Here the partnerships will be identified with the logos below next to the word "Collaboration." It's important for us communicate with our existing businesses and share the resources behind our efforts.
City Of Noblesville
The Economic Development Department, City Departments, Mayor’s Office, and the Common Council Economic Development Committee provide a team approach towards creating, retaining and reinvesting wealth into the community. We conduct monthly meetings, attend business visits and consult on decisions on a daily basis.
The Economic Development Department continues to align Noblesville High School with business partners as they grew their successful Career Exploration Internship program. The Economic Development Department continually connects School Administration with potential business partnerships and opportunities, participates in their career fair, works to enhance the students soft-skills development with the Noblesville Works program, etc.
Ivy Tech opened their Hamilton County Campus in Noblesville in August 2014 with an enrollment of 1,257 students. They have grown to approximately 2,600 students today. Ivy Tech is an active member of our Workforce Development Council and the Economic Development Staff works with the Corporate College on existing businesses in-house workforce training.
Noblesville Main Street
Noblesville Main Street has been a partner with the City for several years. NMS hired new Executive Director, Chris Owens in 2014 and we look forward to our growing collaboration and partnership. Alaina Shonkwiler serves as a member of their Board of Directors and is chair of the NMS Economic Development Committee. Our two organizations work closely together with branding downtown as “Hipstoric” Noblesville.
The Mayor and the Economic Development Department often partner with the Chamber by participating in new business ribbon cuttings and grand openings. Our team also collaborates on business visit selection and attendance.
The Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation acts as the county’s regional economic development organization. They partner with the various communities throughout the region to attract new employers, conduct economic research and market Hamilton County. The HC-EDC acts as both an information resource and a colleague for business attraction. Judi Johnson serves on the Board of Directors and the Talent Attraction Committee, both Judi and Sarah Reed sit on the Tactical Economic Development Committee, and Alaina Shonkwiler sits on the Hamilton County Marketing and Communications group.
Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another. - Simon Mainwaring