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About Us

Our Mission

To recruit, retain, expand and attract manufacturing, distribution and service companies to maintain and improve the quality of life in Shelby County through economic stability.

The Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation was established in 1957. We have made a name for ourselves and for Shelby County throughout the state, as well as, worldwide, as a community eager to meet the future head on by recruiting clean industries that provide sound jobs for area residents.

We have long been noted for our excellent business climate. In recent years, we have encouraged several major companies to locate in our community. The Leadership here is sincerely interested in new businesses and the opportunities they bring.

We have long recognized that the growth and success of our community has been through the location of businesses and industry who have become truly invested in Shelby County. You will find your efforts are welcomed and appreciated here. Every effort will be made to support you in any way possible.

The industries of Shelby County provide over 5000 jobs for the residents of Shelby and surrounding counties. Today, the Industrial Foundation strives to assist our existing industry base by providing job fairs, informational seminars, being an advocate and any other assistance that might be needed to help them to continue to prosper and grow right here in Shelby County.

Our Mission

To recruit, retain, expand and attract manufacturing, distribution and service companies to maintain and improve the quality of life in Shelby County through economic stability.

The Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation was established in 1957. We have made a name for ourselves and for Shelby County throughout the state, as well as, worldwide, as a community eager to meet the future head on by recruiting clean industries that provide sound jobs for area residents.

We have long been noted for our excellent business climate. In recent years, we have encouraged several major companies to locate in our community. The Leadership here is sincerely interested in new businesses and the opportunities they bring.

We have long recognized that the growth and success of our community has been through the location of businesses and industry who have become truly invested in Shelby County. You will find your efforts are welcomed and appreciated here. Every effort will be made to support you in any way possible.

The industries of Shelby County provide over 5000 jobs for the residents of Shelby and surrounding counties. Today, the Industrial Foundation strives to assist our existing industry base by providing job fairs, informational seminars, being an advocate and any other assistance that might be needed to help them to continue to prosper and grow right here in Shelby County.

Executive Committee

Ray Leathers

President/CEO

Libby Adams

Executive Director

Pat Hargadon

Chairman

Steve Meador

Secretary/Treasurer

Directors

David Eaton

Mayor, City of Shelbyville

Dan Ison

Shelby County Judge Executive

Cary Vowels

Mayor, City of Simpsonville

Bobby G. Hudson

Retired

Wayne Karem

Vector Engineers

Steve Collins

Hall & Taylor Funeral Home

Jerry Karem

Developer

Tom Hardesty

Retired

Jack Bragg

Shelby Energy

Staff

Velda Imel

Administrative Assistant

Eddie Meeks

Manager

Dee Williams

Receptionist

Elizabeth Ernspiker

Workforce Development Coordinator

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