Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance



About Us

Kokomo and Howard County have been called a lot of things: a 'top city for Indiana families', a 'best city for U.S. job seekers', a nationally-ranked community for advanced manufacturing, exports, and affordability, and even an 'Indiana community of the year'. However, we're proud to call it something even better: home.

As the primary economic development organization for Kokomo and Howard County, the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance strives to create a thriving economic climate for our community's citizens and businesses. We accomplish this, in collaboration with city and county government, through our operating divisions: the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau, Greater Kokomo Downtown Association, and Inventrek Technology Park.

Whether you're an employer looking to start or expand a business, a resident who wants to get more involved in the community, or a relocating family hoping to find a forever home, rest assured that you'll find the resources and tools you need here to choose Kokomo and Howard County.


The Alliance is the combined economic development efforts of Inventrek Technology Park, the Downtown Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau — all housed at Inventrek.
Tenants of Inventrek's business incubator program and its coworking space, The Shared Drive, have access to fitness equipment inside the facility.
Inventrek's grand opening following the devastating tornadoes in August 2016.
The Shared Drive is Howard County's first co-working space and is located inside Inventrek Tech Park, 700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo.
The beautiful flower pots hanging all around Kokomo during the summer months are planted by volunteers of Keep Kokomo Beautiful, an initiative of the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association.
The Alliance honors community businesses and its Members annually during the Chamber of Commerce's Celebration of Commerce and Community.
Alliance admin Linda Wilson helps with the flower pot planting during Keep Kokomo Beautiful.
The Chamber of Commerce hosts dozens of ribbon cuttings throughout the year to celebrate members' achievements.
Susan Alexander, manager of the downtown association, leads a group of volunteers.
The Annual Celebration of Community and Commerce is one of the Chamber's best-attended events.
President and CEO Charlie Sparks addresses the crowd at the annual dinner.

Rep/Contact Info

Susan Alexander
Manager, Downtown Creative Placemaking
Lisa Girton
Sherry Matlock
Manager, Convention and Visitors Bureau