Economic Development Commission

Who we are 

  • Sue Scholer - Chair (Mayor Appointee)
  • Steve Bruhn (Mayor Appointee)
  • Steve Dietrich (Mayor Appointee)
  • Steve Schreckengast (County Appointee)
  • Elizabeth Tran (Council Appointee)

What we do

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is established to investigate, study, and survey the need for additonal job opportunities, industrial diversification, water services, and pollution control facilities in the City of West Lafayette.
The primary tool at the EDC's disposal is the use of the tax abatement. Tax abatements can be used to encourage new investment and increase and maintain basic employment within the "economic revitalization area". Tax abatements can be given for both investment in real estate and equipment. If a tax abatement is granted, the applicant's property taxes are phased in over a period of years.  

When we meet

  • As required 

Economic Development Meeting Calendar

Technical Assistance and Guidance Staff

The Department of Development

Contact Us

Erin Easter, Director of Development
222 N Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5160
  • TTY: 711
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30

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