New director hits county running

New director hits county running Main Photo

9 Sep 2020

She’s ready to shake the budding tree of economic development in Thayer County and has a passion for people. 

Carley Bruning began her position as executive director with Thayer County Economic Development Alliance last week in the Alliance’s new office at 310 Lincoln Ave., in Hebron. 

Bruning comes to the area from Phelps County, where she made strides, some of which garnered national attention, for economic development. The Phelps County Development Corporation had its own programs that pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into downtown buildings via personal investments and PCDC matching funds. 

What drew national attention was the Magic Multiplier Gift Card during Covid-19, which encouraged shoppers to purchase gift cards for local revenue. The retailers would then turn revenue data over to PCDC for a dollar-to-dollar match. 

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