Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We are extending an invitation for you to attend an upcoming Commissioners meeting on August 5th at 6:30pm. There will be a short presentation from Denise Knueven from the Purdue Technical Assistance Program. This presentation will be approximately 15 minutes long and we feel it could be of great interest to you and local businesses in our communities.

The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center for the State of Indiana. It is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. The mission of the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is to advance Indiana's economic prosperity and quality of life. TAP supports performance improvement in Indiana companies and organizations through various programs and services that utilize faculty, students, and staff in nine statewide offices.

Employers served include companies, hospitals, health departments, and governmental units throughout the state. Impacts are considerable, and since 1986 TAP programs and services have assisted over 8,300 organizations, trained over 4,600 employees, boosted sales by $351 million, increased capital investments by $66 million, contributed cost savings of $39 million, and saved or added over 4,600 jobs in the state, according to the organizations that were assisted.

We hope you can attend and or send a representative from your offices.

Jeff Hughes
County Commissioner

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