Plainfield EIDs - January 2019
Happy New Year - As 2019 begins, we want to share a couple of opportunities for EID property owners and EID businesses alike.
(details below)

Work is also continuing on the proposed merger of the North and South EIDs. In case you've missed it, there's info below regarding how to register your support.
We Need Your Help -
Plainfield Housing Survey

As part of the Town of Plainfield's economic development planning, the Town has commissioned Greenstreet Ltd. and the Veridus Group to conduct a Housing Study to better understand the current housing choices, what types and how much new housing is needed, and how the Town can attract more of their workforce to reside in Plainfield.

For property owners, business owners, employers and employees, available housing options remains a top concern. Getting this puzzle right can drastically improve workforce availability in the area.

Please take a few minutes to complete Plainfield's brief housing survey and then share it out to your contact list.

Heard of AchieveWell and the Hendricks County Health Partnership?

Looking at Workforce Health/Wellness as productivity and retention tools.

To learn how your organization can benefit, visit: the Hendricks County Health Partnership

AchieveWELL is a strategic process that provides a road map to the destination of a well workplace and recognizes excellence in the field of health promotion. The Wellness Council of Indiana developed AchieveWELL to assist employers in creating a corporate culture that encourages and supports employee health through worksite wellness initiatives.

AchieveWELL meets organizations where they are and guides them to the next level of wellness by using tools, templates and personal coaching to help deliver a comprehensive and consistent workplace wellness initiative. It is a free program available exclusively to members of the Wellness Council of Indiana.

No one can guarantee that any program will lower your company’s costs,  but a properly run wellness initiative will greatly better your chances of reducing health care costs, injuries and absenteeism, while increasing productivity, presenteeism and engagement at work.

Why Participate?
Being recognized as one of the healthiest workplaces in Indiana offers significant competitive advantage to recruiting and retaining your best employees! Healthiest workplaces gain additional advantages with better health outcomes, lower absenteeism and higher productivity.

Who is eligible?
·       Any for profit or not-for-profit business
·       Governmental entities
·       School corporations
·       Universities/colleges
·       Companies with at least five employees
·       Organizations with existing wellness programs
·       Organizations starting a wellness program

The Assessment:
The AchieveWELL assessment is a series of questionnaires based on which level your selected (3 Star, 4 Star or 5 Star). AchieveWELL’s process has been conducted for more than 25 years and continues to evolve today.

For more  information, please contact:

EID Merger - Info for
Plainfield Companies
To our EID companies - For the last 2 years, property owners within the EIDs (where your company resides) have voluntarily been assessed and the collected resources utilized to support workforce retention and attraction efforts.

Presently, the EID Boards of Directors are reaching out to property owners to secure the approval of a merger of the North and South EIDs. This merger will create efficiencies and eliminate duplicative efforts thus freeing up more funds to focus on workforce development efforts.

Below, you'll find all of the current information regarding these efforts. As your company directly benefits from the EIDs work, we encourage you to learn about available programs by studying the information below.

Additionally, we ask that you reach out to your property owner and ask them to support the Merger.

Further, you'll see below an invitation to discuss the workforce needs specific to your company. We urge you to participate and inform the actions of the EID BOD.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our FAQ is available for your review HERE .
Plainfield EID 2020 - Information & Petition Process

The Plainfield EIDs were established in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Economic Improvement Districts function in some ways like a revenue capturing TIF area. Unlike a TIF, the landowners within the EID petition for the creation of the District, and define the strategies and budget that benefits the companies within the district.
The Indiana code related to Economic Improvement Districts may be found  HERE .
Plainfield's EIDs were created by local property owners to specifically address the needs and interests of the tenant businesses calling Plainfield home.
With more than half of Plainfield's employees coming to work from outside of Hendricks County, the Plainfield EIDs have utilized collected revenue to maintain and enhance existing commuting services for these workers.
Additionally, the EIDs support the attraction, retention and training of employees through partnerships established throughout the town, county and region. 
EID 2020 - Efforts are now underway to merge the two existing districts into a single entity and set the term to ten (10) years. While the EID's mission will remain the same, unifying into one EID will allow for efficiencies in service contract negotiations and management strategies. The expanded term will eliminate the expense of re-establishing the EID very three (3) years.
As current boundaries of the combined district are being considered, property owners will be contacted to reaffirm their commitment to our local businesses and Plainfield's continued success.

Please complete the short process below to affirm your support: (Follow links to EID 2020 info page)

STEP 1 - Review the current EID Petition - HERE

STEP 2 - Select the appropriate Signature Page(s) for your property(s)

STEP 3 - Complete a Signature Page for each of your properties and email to:

Additional information and progress updates will be posted HERE on a regular basis.

The EID Board of Directors, the Town of Plainfield and Kelley & Associates appreciate your continued support.

Questions concerning the EIDs and/or the Merger should be directed to Kelley & Associates.
Cinda Kelley                        
Jaime Johnson

Help us, Help YOU!  - The EID Board would love to hear from you. Our team continues to conduct quick, informal meetings with our EID companies. We'll bring you up to speed on opportunities and services available to your business and we'll LISTEN to your concerns, challenges, and ideas.

We're here to help.  To schedule your 30 minute meeting, please contact Jaime Johnson -
Next Plainfield EID Board of Directors Meeting Set for April 17th - 11:00 AM - Yeager Office Suites - 2680 E Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168
Kelley and Associates LLC | 2680 E Main St. Ste 309, Plainfield, IN 46168