Urban Manufacturing is Inclusive, Equitable,
and a Critical Part of a City's and Neighborhood's Economy
Our Vision is that North Mass will be a leading example of how to transform a struggling urban industrial district into a unique and desirable center of making and manufacturing.
We focus on retaining and enhancing existing businesses, while marketing the benefits of this location to others. We focus on improving key aspects of the corridor, such as infrastructure and property conditions, making the district more desirable to new businesses and start-ups through the RUCKUS Makerspace. At the same time, we work to improve workers’ and residents’ quality of life, emphasizing connectivity, collaboration, inclusiveness, and equity.
New Announcement for 2019:
Riley Area Development Corporation Selects New Executive Director
Terri Skipper will lead Riley Area Development Corporation
Indianapolis, Indiana , Release: January 22, 2019. For Immediate Release
Riley Area Development Corporation today announced that Terri Skipper has been selected as Riley Area’s new Executive Director. Skipper will assume the new role on January 22, 2019. Riley Area is a nonprofit affordable housing developer with 345 affordable rental units plus 47,891 SF of Retail/Commercial space.
“I am honored to have been elected as Riley Area’s next Executive Director. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high quality affordable housing with retail, commercial and maker/entrepreneur space to the Mass Avenue Area and Marion County” said Skipper. “We are an organization led by a purpose – to make a positive, meaningful impact that matters to everyone Riley Area touches. I will do my best to serve the community by helping enable our leaders and people to fulfill their passion to make a difference.”
Skipper succeeds Eric Strickland, who will temporarily stay on with Riley Area as a Consultant and pursue other outside community development interests.
“I can think of no one better to lead Riley Area Development. Terri’s experience as the recent Economic Development Director of International Market Place and strong core values— make Terri the perfect choice to lead Riley Area,” said Strickland.
“Beyond serving as a leader in the Economic Development Community, Terri Skipper brings unique perspectives on the affordable housing and retail/commercial environment, having a true multi-cultural career journey,” said Gary Reiter, Board Chairman. “The Riley Area Board is excited to work with Terri Skipper as we continue to make significant investments to transform our community economic development activities to deliver high quality, meaningful results for Marion County and raise the bar for the entire affordable housing community.”
Prior to her role as Economic Development Director for the International Market Place Coalition, Skipper served Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a Manager of the Default loan services team and at Freddie Mac as the Expanding Markets Manager for Housing and Community Investment. Terri attended Spelman College and Kentucky State University where she earned a B.S. in Economics.
Name: Gary Reiter, Board President
Organization: Riley Area Development Corporation
Company URL: www.rileyarea.org
Address: 875 Massachusetts Ave #101, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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