INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation promoted two of its associates to oversee the organization’s business development efforts.
Dale Buuck joined the IEDC in October 2015 as senior director of business development, overseeing all economic development in northern and southern Indiana. In his new role, Buuck will be responsible for strengthening the state’s economic ties outside the United States. Photo provided
The two associates with new titles are Dale Buuck, who is now serving as the vice president of international business development, and Rollie Helmling who is the new vice president of domestic business development. Prior to taking the positions, Buuck and Helmling oversaw business development for the organization.
Rollie Helmling joined the IEDC in 2008 to lead business development in the automotive, aviation and motorsports industries. In his new role, Helmling will oversee economic development efforts across all sectors and regions in Indiana as well as efforts to attract new business to Indiana from across the country. Photo provided
“Indiana ranks first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation for doing business, and Hoosier companies have created nearly 150,000 new jobs since 2013,” said Victor Smith, Indiana secretary of commerce, in a statement. “Job creators in Indiana, across the country and around the world continue to choose Indiana for growth.”
Buuck’s new responsibilities include strengthening the state’s economic ties outside the United States and overseeing the IEDC’s international offices in China, Europe and Japan as well as international-focused project managers. Helmling’s new responsibilities include overseeing economic development efforts across all sectors and regions in Indiana as well as efforts to attract new business to Indiana from across the country.
“It is both an exciting and crucial time to dedicate time and resources to advancing economic development across the state,” said Smith in a statement. “I’m confident that Dale Buuck and Rollie Helmling will continue to serve the state and its residents as we work together to ensure quality employment for all Hoosiers.”
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