Mikayla Marazzi

April 15: Tim Eckerle and Mikayla Marazzi | Grant County Economic Growth Council | COVID-19 MINISERIES
April 15: Tim Eckerle and Mikayla Marazzi | Grant County Economic Growth Council | COVID-19 MINISERIES 150 150 America's Jobs Team

Tim Eckerle and Mikayla Marazzi team up with Carla Sones on today’s podcast to talk about the initiatives they’re implementing in Grant County, Indiana to help cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the business community. Tim and Mikayla share insight on the funding programs put in place, as well as how much this crisis is going to change the habits of people in economic development and business as a whole.

Tim Eckerle has been executive director of the Grant County Economic Growth Council since 1984. As the council’s only director, he developed the organization’s mission and guided its development. His work was instrumental in bringing almost two dozen employers, including automotive parts manufacturers, makers of plastic lids and an ethanol plant. Also, his tenure has seen more than $2 billion in modernization and expansion in existing businesses.

Mikayla Marazzi joined the Grant County Economic Growth Council in August 2017. She is a graduate of the International Economic Development Council’s Basic Economic Development Course, and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with B.A. in English and has experience in a variety of international development projects: such as serving with Project Elea at Eleonas Refugee Camp in Athens, Greece or with Hogar Bethel, an orphanage in La Cumbre, Argentina. Mikayla hopes to bring her intercultural experience into her work with Grant County, as she aspires to cultivate a community of warmth, inclusion, and diversity.


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