About Ripley County Economic Development (RCED)

The RCED mission is twofold:

One, to seek and provide economic development activities that promote new business development growth, thus offering diverse employment opportunities for the citizens of the county.

Two, facilitate business expansion and retention programs that will enhance the growth and success of the existing industry community.

Our motto, “Where Your Family and Business Can Grow”, is quite true! Our families do prosper as well as our business community.

Ripley County has many manufacturing and distribution success stories that began small and are now growing beyond their wildest expectations.

Core Services

Ways Ripley County Economic Development Can Help Your Business

1. Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion

– Existing industry services
– Site Assessment Program
– Targeted industry support
– Research services: competitive benchmarking, building and site inventory, economic activity and trends

2. Marketing and Public Relations

– Targeted industry marketing
– National storytelling campaign
– Social and digital media
– Marketing collateral and publications
Trade shows and events

3. Support of Entrepreneurship

– Workforce development support
– Talent pipeline development support
– Relocation support
– Support and partner with organizations working to
advance the success of entrepreneurs and startup companies in the region

Board Members

Members of the Ripley County EDC Board represent the following financial contributors to the organization:

Ripley County Commissioners, Kendall Hankins

Ripley County Council, Andrew Decker

Town of Holton, Barry Lauber

Town of Milan, Paul Hildebrand – Vice President

Town of Napoleon, Jerry Vollmer

Town of Osgood, Jeff Volz – President

Town of Sunman, Don Foley

Town of Versailles, Holly Wehr

Administrative Assistant, Deborah Tompkins

Ripley County EDC Executive Director, Gary Norman

Ripley County Economic Development

We Will Work With You On Any
Relocation Or Expansion Project

The RCEDC has a full-time economic development director on staff that will work with you on any expansion and/or relocation project and will also keep any information in the strictness of confidence.

Get in touch today.


220 E. US 50
PO Box 576
Versailles, IN 47042