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We Serve three cities, seven villages, and nineteen townships of Huron County

We work with local economic development organizations and governmental leaders to advance the economic vitality of our county and region. Our HCDC team is Creative, Cutting Edge, Efficient, Energetic, Innovative, Powerful, Professional, Reliable, and Trustworthy.

 
 
 
 

HCDC Staff 

 

 
 
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Carol joined the HCDC economic development team as Executive Director in 2011.  Carol entered the economic development profession in 2001, receiving her Economic Development Finance Professional certification in 2004.  Carol’s responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of economic development within Huron County including project management; business retention and expansion program; workforce assistance; new business startup assistance; and representing the county’s interest with local, regional, and state agencies.

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Carol A. Knapp, EDFP
Executive Director

Office Phone: 419-663-4232
Cell Phone: 419-577-1320
Email: econdirector@hcdc.net

 
 
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Karmen J. Ross
Assistant Director

Office Phone: 419-663-4232
Cell Phone: 419-577-9059
Email: asstdirector@hcdc.net

 

Karmen brings a wealth of knowledge relative to workforce solutions to the team’s economic development and workforce efforts and has established working relationships with businesses throughout Huron County. Karmen’s expertise with social media, websites, and marketing is a real asset to the organization.

 
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HCDC Executive Board 

 

 
 
 
 

Shawn Tappel, President

Email: stappel@norw.org

Visit: Northern Ohio Rural Water

 
 
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Anthony Luedy, Vice President

Email: LuedyA@fnblifetime.com

Visit: First National Bank

 
 
 
 
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Craig Trick, Secretary

Email: craig@constructionsolution.us

Visit: Comprehensive Construction Solutions

 
 
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Thomas Gray, Treasurer

Email: villageadm@monroevilleohio.com

Visit: Village of Monroeville

 
 
 
 
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Jerry Shoemaker,
Lifetime Honorary Member

 
 

One of the founding fathers of the organization and has held various positions on the HCDC Executive Board over the years. Jerry’s efforts on behalf of the economic growth of our county is sincerely appreciated and we are honored to make him our first HCDC Honorary, Lifetime member serving in an Ex-Officio role on our board.

 
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