Officials discuss newly created economic development group


The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday gave their blessing to a new organization that will look for ways the county can attract economic development, provide good jobs and keep communities healthy in a sustainable economy.

The concept of the Indiana County Area Task Force for Sustainable Economic Development came from an all-day Sustainable Economy Summit held in April at the Rustic Lodge in White Township. Seminar topics focused on various types of renewable energy and related infrastructure, regional initiatives by clean energy companies, the economic potential of sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism, energy efficiency and the emerging field of green chemistry with its potential to transform manufacturing.

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