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Indiana Government and State Documents: State Agencies D-G

Economic Development Corporation, Indiana

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the State of Indiana's lead economic development agency. The IEDC was officially established in February 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce. In order to respond quickly to the needs of businesses, the IEDC operates like a business.

Education, Department of

The Indiana Department of Education is responsible for primary and secondary education. Per the Indiana code (IC 20-19-3-4), the duties of the IDOE are:
       "(1) perform the duties required by statute;
        (2) implement the policies and procedures established by the state board;
        (3) conduct analytical research to assist the state board in determining the state's educational policy;
        (4) compile statistics concerning the ethnicity, gender, and disability status of students in Indiana schools, including statistics for all information that the department receives from school corporations on enrollment, number of suspensions, and number of expulsions; and
        (5) provide technical assistance to school corporations."

Education Employment Relations Board

The Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB) was established in order to promote harmonious and cooperative relationships between public school teachers and the school corporations they serve.  In order to accomplish this task IEERB has developed rules and guidance to lead school employees and employers through the labor relations process”

Energy Development, Indiana Department of

"OED strives to be a national leader in the creation of innovative policy solutions and programs for affordable, reliable energy."

Environmental Management, Department of

"IDEM's mission is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial and government activities vital to a prosperous economy.

Environmental protection in Indiana has come a long way since 1986, when IDEM was established. Today IDEM employs some of Indiana's most qualified engineers, scientists and environmental project managers specializing in air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues.”

Fair, Indiana State

The mission of the Indiana State Fair is "is to preserve and enhance the Fairgrounds and the annual State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana."

See also the Indiana State Fair Commission, investigating the accident at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, 2011:


*All quotations on this research guide come from the resource's or agency's website, unless otherwise indicated.

Family and Social Services Administration

The mission of the Family and Social Services Administration is "to develop, finance and compassionately administer programs to provide health-care and other social services to Hoosiers in need in order to enable them to achieve healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives."  It comprises of the Division of Family Resources, the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and the Division of Aging.

Financial Institutions, Department of

"To regulate and supervise financial services providers in a manner that assures the residents of Indiana adequate and proper financial services; protects the interest of depositors, borrowers, shareholders and consumers; promotes safety and soundness in Indiana’s state chartered financial institutions; and advocates and enforces compliance with applicable state and federal laws."

Gaming Commission, Indiana

"The mission of the Indiana Gaming Commission is to provide a fair, transparent and dynamic regulatory environment that encourages economic development while requiring the highest level of integrity of all activities under its jurisdiction.

Geographic Information Office, Indiana

The Indiana Geographic Information Office has "a mission to facilitate the development, maintenance, and distribution of comprehensive statewide geographic data."

Governor's Planning Council for People with Disabilities

"The Indiana Governor's Council is an independent state agency that facilitates change. Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society. This mission is accomplished through planning, evaluation, collaboration, education, research and advocacy.

The Council is consumer-driven and is charged with determining how the service delivery system in both the public and private sectors can be most responsive to people with disabilities. The Council receives and disseminates federal funds to support innovative programs that are visionary, influence public policy, empower individuals and families and advocate systems change.

Board members of the Council are appointed by the Governor and 60% must be people with disabilities or their family members."