Our Focus



In 2017, Dearborn County's private businesses, public officials and not-for-profit leaders came together to create a vision for the future.  One Dearborn was born out of this collaboration, that included a commitment to deploy more resources with a targeted focus on economic development, planning and implementation.


Dearborn County thrives to be one of the highest quality and most sought-after counties in the tri-state region for enjoying a prosperous career in a safe and idyllic family environment.


One Dearborn, Inc. seeks to support this vision, by serving as the central economic development organization in the county. Our work revolves around four key economic drivers or “core pillars”.  They are critical to sustained, long term economic vitality for our citizens and business community.



•    Business Attraction
•    Business Retention & Expansion
•    Workforce Development
•    Quality of Place Initiatives

The complexities and level of commitment to actions that will improve the lives of Dearborn County citizens require robust resources, ideas and investment. Therefore, our work requires collaboration across stakeholders including private sector business, public sector (county, local municipalities and the state of Indiana), the Dearborn County Convention & Visitors Bureau and multiple not-for-profit organizations.


One Dearborn, Inc. aims to develop, implement and continually update our countywide economic development strategy. We aspire to be a conduit, collaborator and catalyst in bringing about desired economic growth and prosperity for all citizens.  We look forward to our work aligning with local stakeholders and regional objectives. Further, for long term success in a global economy, it is essential that we engage in regional planning, along with cross boundary programs and strategies.



Mike Perleberg

Mike Perleberg  

Executive Director




Gage Pace

Gage Pace

Economic Development Manager