Veteran Economic Developer to Lead Indy Partnership

Former Indy Partnership Senior Director assumes role as Executive Director of organization

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2011) - Indy Partnership, the regional economic development organization representing the nine-county Indianapolis metro area for Central Indiana, has chosen veteran economic developer  Scott Fulford to become the organization’s new Executive Director, effective since March 1, 2011.  This move follows the consolidation of operations between Develop Indy, the local economic development organization for Marion County and Indy Partnership.

In his new role, Fulford will lead the effort to bring new businesses, jobs and investment to the Indianapolis region.  In addition, he will remain an active member of Indy Partnership’s business development team, traveling and meeting with clients and site consultants across the country.


Prior to joining Indy Partnership in 2006, Fulford spent over 30 years working for Cinergy (now Duke Energy) where he served as a Marketing Manager in their economic development department.  He also served for two years as a loaned executive with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) where he served as Director of the Central Indiana region, working primarily with existing companies to expand and grow their Indiana operations. 


“Scott is a great choice for this position,” said Marie-Christine Pence, Director of Economic Development for Duke Energy Indiana.  “Having worked with him for many years, I know that he brings great expertise to this role, and I cannot think of a person better-suited for this opportunity.”


“Scott Fulford is well-known and widely respected for his advocacy on behalf of the Indianapolis region,” said Jeff Finkle, president of the International Economic Development Council.  “Because of his expertise and professionalism, we asked him last fall to serve on an economic assessment and evaluation team helping communities recover from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Scott’s selection to lead his team in the Indianapolis Region is a true testament to his knowledge, experience and devotion to Indiana.”


Fulford received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Indiana University.  He has been recognized for service in economic development through receipt of the Indiana Economic Development Association “Excellence in Leadership” award and also the Utility Economic Development Association “Presidential Achievement” award.  He is a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association and International Economic Development Council.  He has also served on many industry specific groups and organizations as well as local civic and professional organizations.  Fulford lives in Plainfield with his wife and youngest daughter.


About Indy Partnership

The Indy Partnership is a privately-funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to the Indianapolis Region—9 central Indiana counties including Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties.  Indy Partnership offers key services to businesses looking to expand or relocate, including point of contact for business development leads, incentives assistance, business research and demographic data, and regional marketing. Visit for more information.


About Develop Indy

Develop Indy is Marion County's local economic development organization. Develop Indy is dedicated to attracting new businesses, retaining and expanding existing businesses and serving as a catalyst for capital investment and quality job growth in Indianapolis/Marion County. Formed in 2007, Develop Indy is led by CEO Scott Miller.  For more information about Develop Indy, visit


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