DEARBORN COUNTY, IN — One Dearborn has named Gage Pace as its Economic Development Manager.
The 25-year-old Franklin County native and 2019 Indiana University graduate will concentrate on business retention and expansion, maintaining site inventory, up-and-coming agricultural opportunities, alternative energy opportunities, placemaking, and more.
“By adding Gage, One Dearborn is increasing our organization’s capacity to serve and support the economic and community development priorities of Dearborn County. Gage brings enthusiasm and even experience in successfully capturing grants with organizations he has volunteered with. We can’t wait to see what he can do for our county in a full-time role,” says One Dearborn Board of
Directors President Michael Schwebler.
Despite his age, Pace is not new to community and economic development. As a graduate of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, he completed coursework in community and economic development in rural and urban Indiana.
Pace has spent his post-graduate years as a grant writer and as Vice President of Main Street Brookville.
He started his new duties last month. One Dearborn employed Pace as a part-time contracted employee from January through May 2022.
“I’ve learned so much over the past six months at One Dearborn. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned and further apply it as well as gain new experiences in economic development,” Pace said.
For more information about One Dearborn, visit 1dearborn.org.