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LCEA’s Lauerman to Speak at National Brownfields Summit

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Karen LauermanSeptember 25th, leaders in redevelopment and representatives of the private and government sectors will convene for the National Brownfields Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Karen Lauerman, president and CEO of the Lake County Indiana Economic Alliance (LCEA), will be speaking as part of the summit.

Hosted by the Center for Creating Land Recycling, a national nonprofit, the summit is meant to convene leaders to learn of and discuss the best and latest ideas in redevelopment policies, programs and funding opportunities.

“One of LCEA’s key responsibilities is to identify developable sites across the Lake County, Indiana. One way is to assist in repurposing abandoned or vacant commercial and industrial properties to assets that benefit the community, create jobs and generate new tax revenues,” said Lauerman. “The stories of former industrial sites, like the 456-acre site in final remediation which will provide 284 acres for development and 172-acre protected natural area, are perfect case studies while layering in a variety of incentives and programs to create opportunities.”

Additionally, Lauerman says she intends to meet with leaders in the Administration and in Congress and learn more about the implementation of the new brownfields law (BUILD Act of 2018) as well as the benefits of Opportunity Zones.

Karen Lauerman, President & CEO
Lake County Economic Alliance