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KEDCO will sustain momentum during CEO’s deployment

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Warsaw, Ind. (October 13, 2020) – The board of directors of the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) today announced implementation of a continuity of operations plan while CEO Alan Tio is mobilized to active duty overseas with the United States Navy in the near future.

“We are grateful to Alan for his military service and want to make sure the organization continues the customized services we are providing to communities throughout Kosciusko County,” said board chair Josh Gordon, “Alan has built an impressive team that will continue the momentum we are building.”

Since the organization’s strategic relaunch in 2019, KEDCO has added team members to focus on advancing the organization’s evolved mission, which includes partners focused on KEDCO’s agribusiness, entrepreneurship, housing, redevelopment and talent initiatives. Additionally, the team provides support for event and meeting planning, and marketing and communications. KEDCO now boasts a team of nine full- and part-time team members and multiple college interns.

In addition, community leader Suzanne Light and economic development leader Mark Becker will join the organization as Leadership Partners in order to sustain the organization’s ongoing focus on community outreach and project management. Becker and Light are expected to join the organization in December. Tio will continue to be actively involved in supporting the organization’s multi-year work plan during his deployment.

“I appreciate the board of directors, our current team, and our new partners Mark and Suzie for stepping forward to build upon our work with community partners and business clients throughout Kosciusko County,” said Tio, “We have built a special team, have developed a number of industry-leading initiatives, and will utilize this time to sustain the efforts we have launched in recent years.”

Tio encouraged anyone interested in expressing their support for the service of current members and veterans of the military to contact their county’s veterans affairs officer. Similar to KEDCO’s role in economic development, Kosciusko Veterans Affairs Officer Rich Maron serves as a single point of contact to reach a comprehensive menu of services and veterans organizations.

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 our community’s economic growth resources. For more information, visit:

Media Contact:
Alan Tio (KEDCO) – 574.306.4119 or