The Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Bert Cook as the new Executive Director. Mr. Cook comes to GLEDC from his role as Executive Director of the Portage Economic Development Corporation.
“As the Chairman of the GLEDC Board I am happy to have Bert Cook as the new Executive Director. I know that he will be a great asset to our community," said Tom Edwards President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Bank.
Mr. Cook has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Purdue University North Central and has continued his education with economic development certificates from Ball State and Purdue University North Central.
Previously, Mr. Cook served as the Retention and Expansion Coordinator for the La Porte County Economic Development Alliance and Project Manager for GLEDC. "I believe my past experience within the economic development field in La Porte County will greatly benefit me as I transition into this new role," Cook said.
The Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation works in partnership with the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) to provide economic development services to the cities of La Porte and Michigan City and all of La Porte County. "I am thrilled to become part of the La Porte County Alliance Team, and look forward to working with MCEDC, the La Porte and Michigan City Chambers of Commerce, and the La Porte County Government to continue to position La Porte as the place for business development", Cook said.
The Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation is located at 809 Washington Street, Suite A, La Porte, Indiana 46350 and can be reached at (219) 324-8584 or www.gledc.com.