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 is important for us communicate with our existing businesses and share the resources/team behind our efforts.

“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

City Of Noblesville

Administration, Departments, and the Economic Development Common Council Representatives

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.


Noblesville Schools

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

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 (NMS)

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.

Noblesville Chamber of Commerce

Judi Johnson continues to serves on the Board of Directors and also serves on the Business Advocacy Committee. Alaina Shonkwiler serves on the Membership Outreach committee.

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.

Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (HC-EDC)

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.

Hamilton County Tourism Incorporated (HCT)

In partnering for community arts development through Nickel Plate Arts, operating a visitor’s center in the heart of the Courthouse Square and collaborating on economic development initiatives, Hamilton County Tourism and the City of Noblesville share a partnership and a belief that great places to live also make great places to visit. Alaina Shonkwiler serves as a liaison to the HCT and the Nickel Plate Arts initiative.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

The IEDC is the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency. The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the state. We use them regularly as an information resource and project attraction partner.

Indy Partnership (IP)

Indy Partnership, a business unit of the Indy Chamber, is the authoritative source for data and resources in the nine-county Indianapolis region, representing its local economic development organizations to provide a coordinated, seamless response to companies seeking a new home. For more information, visit

Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA)

We are annual members of the IEDA which is a non-profit organization made up of economic developers, utility providers, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, higher Ed professionals, engineers, architects, and construction professionals. IEDA is both a great networking resource and educational resource. Throughout the year we attend IEDA events and conferences.

Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD)

The IOTD acts as a state-wide advertising arm for local tourism opportunities. Most of our partnerships are through paid media but we also get free online event listings and discounted listings in the Indiana Travel Guides that get distributed throughout the Midwest.

Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI)

This cultural and educational organization’s mission is to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan. We began our membership in late 2010 and have since attended events to strengthen ties with our existing Japanese-owned companies and hope to ultimately to create new ones for potential business attraction.

Oklahoma University - Economic Development Institute (OU-EDI)

OU-EDI is another arm of the professional certification process. They hold continuing education classes throughout the year. Judi Johnson is a graduate of OU-EDI, Sarah Reed and Alaina Shonkwiler attended their second year session in Nashville, TN 2015.

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

The IEDC is a national membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. This is also the organization that certifies economic development professionals and provides opportunities for continuing education.