Press Release

CCEDP Adds In-House Business Advisor 

Mandi Elliott acquires training through the Indiana Small Business Development Center to assist entrepreneurs in starting new businesses and to help grow existing ones. 

Crawford County, Indiana (February 1, 2022) – Crawford County Economic Development Partnership announced the qualification of Mandi Elliott as a Business Advisor with the South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center.

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to help Hoosier Entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.

Michael Thissen, Executive Director of the CCEDP, says, “We know there is an interest in expanding our business capacity in Crawford County by growing our own entrepreneurs.  We now have a qualified resource in Mandi Elliott to serve those who are interested in starting a business. Mandi has the training and expertise to honestly assess and guide  potential business owners through the planning process so they can be successful right here in beautiful Crawford County.”

“The Indiana Small Business Development Center is pleased to partner with Michael, Mandi, and the team to help enable more entrepreneurs to be successful in Crawford County. We plan to work with them closely by providing the free resources, information, and data prospective entrepreneurs need to make decisions on starting a new business.  Getting Mandi up to speed on all of our resources and programs is a first step in making things happen,” says Steve Bryant,  Regional Director of the South Central SBDC.

“The SBDC has been a terrific ally and friend to the CCEDPC, establishing a standing presence at the Crawford County Welcome Center since 2019.  We are pleased to add Mandi Elliott as a partner and resource in our continual efforts to attract and retain talent at home. Please join me in congratulating Mandi on this achievement as she and our partners at the Welcome Center work toward our shared goal of business and community growth,” said Thissen.

Mandi Elliott is the Marketing Coordinator for the Crawford County EDPC, and held administrative positions in non-profit organizations prior to this position. Mandi earned a Bachelor of Science from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Education.

The Crawford County Economic Development Partnership serves Crawford County Indiana for business, entrepreneurship, and workforce growth and builds capacity in quality of place. Our mission is simple: Growing a prosperous Crawford County, together.