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kedco continues with second year of community recognition programs

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

WARSAW, Ind. (September 7, 2021) – The Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) today announced it is seeking nominations for recognition programs celebrating emerging leaders, and local businesses that are making an impact in Kosciusko County.

This year marks the second year for KEDCO’s annual recognition programs, highlighting both individuals and businesses in the local community.

“In working to evolve our mission and economic development efforts, it has become clear that among the ‘well-kept secrets’ in Kosciusko County, many are people and businesses. This is a way to recognize these individuals and businesses, and share stories about the difference they’re making,” said KEDCO CEO Alan Tio. “We look forward to celebrating the awardees at the KEDCO annual meeting this fall.”

The Rising Leader award recognizes emerging leaders under the age of 40 who live or work in Kosciusko County, and are making a positive impact in the workplace as an employee, as a local business owner, and/or as leaders in the local community. Nominations should highlight at least one of the mentioned areas. The KEDCO team and board of directors will identify and award the Rising Leaders at KEDCO’s annual meeting in late October.

Additionally, KEDCO will again recognize Kosciusko County businesses that have made an investment in the community through new job creation, expansion projects, and/or by making a community-related investment during 2021, with Business Impact awards.

“A key part of our mission at KEDCO is to show the incredible things our people and businesses are doing to contribute to our communities and local economy,” said Tio, “We’re asking community members to share those successes with us.”

Nominations for both  2021 awards can be submitted online via KEDCO’s website: The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 20, 2021.

To learn more about KEDCO and how the organization is making an impact here in Kosciusko County, visit Connect with KEDCO on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram @kosciuskoedc.

View last year’s recipients of the Rising Leader and Business Impact awards.

About Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation
Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) was formed in 1984 as Kosciusko Development, Inc. to promote economic and community development throughout Kosciusko County. KEDCO is the economic development corporation serving Kosciusko County and all the municipalities therein.  Our mission is to convene, build, and show Kosciusko County’s talent, ideas, and capital. For more information, visit:

Media Contacts:
Alan Tio (KEDCO) – 574.306.4119 or