Leavenworth, IN.  October 2, 2019 – The first Radius Indiana regional pitch competition that is eight counties wide has reached twelve participants.  Crawford County is representing strong with three participants; Abby Taylor, Amanda Mundy, and high school senior Claudia Fraze. All twelve entrepreneurs will deliver their best elevator speech on Friday, October 4th at the Stonegate Center in Bedford, IN.  


The first round held on Friday will result in a first place, second place, and third place winner.  All participants get to advance into the final round to be held on December 6th, where they will have a chance to re-polish, improve, and repeat their pitches to compete for the big cash prize.

“Entrepreneurship is the absolute key to growing our local economy and is a critical strategy of the Economic Development Corporation.” Said Michael Thissen, executive director of the CCED.   “The three people who are pitching embody our storied history of growing our own and subsequently grow our value to the region and beyond.  I am incredibly proud of them and will work with the Small Business Development Center to nurture their ideas”.  


The Crawford County Economic Development Partnership Corporation builds capacity in Crawford County, Indiana by supporting Entrepreneurship, Business Growth, and Quality of Place in the beautiful vistas and hills of Southern Indiana.  Nestled between the Ohio River and the Indiana Uplands, the opportunity for a true life/life balance awaits.