We're Bullish On Your Business

And we’ve built a big team to prove it.

Start with an economic development staff ready to help you find the perfect shovel-ready site or building for your business and connect you with the other resources you need.

Add an alliance of 23 distribution co-op CEOs and all the great people who work for them—people who know their local communities and can help give you a first-hand understanding of the economics, the infrastructure, the labor markets—everything that can help you get down to business faster here.

Put us together, and we’re one big team that’s totally committed to your success. We want you here—and we’re ready to get down to business right now.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Director of Economic Development
Central & Northeast Indiana, Missouri
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Central & Northeast Indiana, Missouri

Contact:

Brian Anderson
317.481.2844
b_anderson@wvpa.com

Biography:

Based at our Indianapolis headquarters, Brian is our economic development team’s fearless leader. He came to Wabash Valley Power from Middle Michigan Development Corporation, where he was President and CEO. Brian earned his BS in Urban and Regional Planning at Michigan State University and his MBA at Northwood University—and also received the Economic Development Finance Professional certification and is a candidate for certification by the International Economic Development Council.

Rachel Huser

Rachel Huser

Economic Development Manager
Northern and Central Indiana, Missouri
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Northern and Central Indiana, Missouri

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An experienced economic development professional, Rachel partners with economic development and local stakeholders to attract and support new and growing businesses in communities served by Wabash Valley Power Alliance member co-ops. Before joining WVPA, she was a project manager with the Indiana Economic Development Corp., where she represented 11 Central Indiana counties to manage expansion and attraction projects in the region. She also worked with the Boone County Economic Development Corp., where she helped the organization secure more than $450 million in capital investment. Rachel graduated with her bachelor’s in business administration from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration at Kelley School of Business at IUPUI and her Economic Development certification from the University of Oklahoma.

Mike O’Grady

Mike O’Grady

Economic Development Representative
Illinois
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Illinois

Biography:

As our part-time Economic Development Representative in Illinois, Mike works closely with key staff in member co-ops, business partners, and civic organizations to promote economic development initiatives of WVPA and member co-ops. He is able to leverage his professional experience, as he previously served as interim CEO, Vice President, and Director of Government and Investor Relations of the Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area. Mike has served in numerous community organizations, including the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ecology Action Center Board, the Illinois Green Business Association Board of Directors, and the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal.