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One Dearborn Announces Addition of Economic Development Staff

Gage Pace will focus on business retention and expansion, among other tasks.

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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – One Dearborn welcomes Indiana University graduate Gage Pace to its economic development team that promotes Dearborn County for new investment and talent.

In his new role as Head of Economic Development, Pace will focus on business retention and expansion, maintaining site inventory, upcoming agricultural opportunities, alternative energy opportunities such as solar , creation of places, etc.

“By adding Gage, One Dearborn increases our organization’s ability to serve and support Dearborn County’s economic and community development priorities. Gage brings his enthusiasm and even his experience in successfully raising grants from organizations he has volunteered with. We look forward to seeing what he can do for our county in a full-time role,” said One Dearborn Chairman of the Board, Michael Schwebler.

Although young at 25, Pace is not new to community and economic development. A 2019 graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he has taken courses in community and economic development in rural and urban Indiana. After graduation, Pace has experience as a grant writer for his hometown of Franklin County, as well as serving as Vice President of Main Street Brookville.

Pace began the new position in June 2022. A Dearborn employed Pace as a part-time contract employee from January through May 2022. The organization looks forward to supporting Pace as he further applies his skills to growth and to creating places in Dearborn County.

“I have learned so much over the past six months at One Dearborn. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned and apply it further, as well as gain new experiences in economic development,” says Pace.

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