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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiki March Executive Assistant/Board Liaison email@example.com
Christine Bowman Economic Development Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Hopson Community Development Specialist email@example.com
Laura Overholt Albion Food Hub Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Mauri Ditzler, Vice-Chairperson
Ed Haas, Secretary
Scott Evans, Treasurer
Mayor David Atchison
Bernie Konkle II
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.
EDC and TIFA are responsible for other projects vital to Albion’s economy such as the Revolving Loan Fund, incentive assistance, and a variety of other pro-growth initiatives. If you would like more information about the development services provided by EDC and TIFA, please contact us using any of the tools on our contact page.