The Albion Economic Development Corporation works to recruit and assist business and industry in the greater Albion area. We seek innovative, collaborative, solutions to modern business challenges, always mindful of the rich natural, economic, and cultural heritage of our community.


Amy Deprez President & CEO

Tiki March Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

Christine Bowman Economic Development Specialist

Ryan Hopson  Community Development Specialist

Laura Overholt Albion Food Hub Manager

Board Members

The EDC/TIFA/BRA board is appointed by the Mayor and meets the first Thursday of each month at the EDC offices. Current members and officers of the board are:

Joyce Spicer, Chairperson
Mauri Ditzler, Vice-Chairperson
Ed Haas, Secretary
Scott Evans, Treasurer
Mayor David Atchison
Bernie Konkle II
Sonya Brown
Jerome Harvey
Eric Worley, Ex Officio Member
Dick Porter, Ex Officio Member
Tom Frank, Ex Officio Member


The Albion Economic Development Corporation (EDC) manages three nonprofit corporations which work in close cooperation to encourage a healthy and growing economy for Albion. Through the management of the TIFA and the BRA, the corporation works to recruit new business to the Albion area and also works with existing companies in Albion facing a variety of issues and challenges in the modern business world. The EDC/TIFA board is appointed by the Mayor and meets the first Thursday of each month at the EDC offices.

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is responsible for redevelopment of contaminated or abandoned commercial and industrial property.

The Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) plans and administers economic development activities in a special district encompassing the Albion Industrial Park and the surrounding area. Tax revenues from this area are used by TIFA to fund economic development projects.