IEDC Secures 2023 Top Workplace Recognition

Employee-driven survey reinforces agency’s high engagement, collaborative workplace culture.

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2023) – Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) was recognized as a top small organization on the IndyStar’s 2023 list of Top Workplaces in central Indiana, based on an employee-driven survey focused on the agency’s leadership, values, work culture and employee engagement. The survey, conducted annually in partnership between IndyStar and research company Energage, showed the IEDC ranked in the top 10% of the more than 2,000 businesses surveyed in the region. Additionally, the IEDC team was recognized by Energage as the most spirited organization during this year’s awards ceremony.

“It starts with great people,” said Sec. Chambers. “I’m impressed every single day by the talent and drive I see from the IEDC team. Since day one on the job, I’ve encouraged this group to shoot higher and run faster, and they’ve come together, risen to the challenge and continued to break records for economic investment and wages. The team at the IEDC is winning for Hoosiers, and I’m energized by their level of engagement and am proud to see the IEDC receive this recognition.”

Created by former Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 and led by Sec. Chambers since July 2021, the IEDC employs more than 100 team members in Indiana and around the world. The agency is charged with growing the state’s economy, driving economic development, developing communities to increase quality of life and population growth and helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. The IEDC is also focused on helping companies attract and retain a talented workforce – working to model the way by creating a positive, collaborative environment for its own employees.

Notable feedback from the employee survey showed team members are energized by the current direction of the IEDC. The agency received high marks for its collaborative, innovative, forward-thinking and rewarding workplace culture. The IEDC team’s high engagement helped produce approximately $27 billion in new committed investments to the state over the last five quarters to propel Indiana’s economy of the future. In 2022 alone, the team secured $22.2 billion of committed capital investment, surpassing the state’s previous yearly record of $8.7 billion in 2021.

In addition to the IEDC, two other state agencies, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR), received this recognition.

About IEDC

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is charged with growing the State economy, driving economic development, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Led by Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, @SecChambersIN, and governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, @GovHolcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit