Apr 22, 2022
The Bloomington-Normal, Illinois area is home to Rivian Automotive's manufacturing facility. This was a massive economic development deal which anticipated 500 jobs but actually created 3,500. In addition, they have added 1 million in SF to the existing facility.
Patrick Hoban serves as the President & CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and joins Jason on this episode.
They talk the sensitivities with regard to publicity of a major economic development deal, navigating explosive community growth, and organizational management.
This episode was recorded on site at the Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference.