Northwest Indiana Forum names economic development director

Spencer Summers

The Northwest Indiana Forum recently promoted Spencer Summers to economic development director.

Summers will expand upon his previous role of marketing by working with local economic development organizations to hone in on major regional opportunities and investments.  Reinvigorating this position will allow the Forum to be more focused on lead generation and site preparation for Northwest Indiana.

Hired in June of 2022, Summers worked as the Forum’s Marketing Coordinator and prior to that as the Basketball League Director at The Courts of Northwest Indiana for three years. Summers holds two degrees from Purdue University Northwest and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

The Northwest Indiana Forum is the regional voice for the business community and catalytic source of services that promote economic development and retention of quality jobs. With more than 130 investor organizations, the Forum’s is the leading organization of IGNITE the Region, Northwest Indiana’s Strategy for Economic Transformation and the Northwest Indiana READI grant program.