EDC names Dinkle new president

November 7, 2006

As of December 4th, the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County will have a new president. Jim Dinkle succeeds Don Holbrook who was fired in January. Bill Martus had been serving as interim president since Holbrook’s dismissal.

Dinkle, who at one time served as president of the Randolph County Community and Economic Development Foundation, brings a wealth of economic development experience at the state, county and municipal levels to his new position. Dinkle has held various economic development positions in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He has also practiced economic development in the private sector having spent five years as the regional manager of Economic Development for BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest railway.

Dinkle says that he plans to maintain open communication with economic development allies, lower Wayne County’s unemployment rate, place a bigger focus on business retention and expansion and attract new businesses to the region.

Dinkle, who was chosen from a pool of 19 candidates, says he plans to remain in the region for “a good long while”. He says that his first contribution to the region’s local economic development will be the purchase of a new home.

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