Kosciusko Chamber Announces New Warsaw Downtown Development Director

May 13, 2024 at 11:06 a.m.
Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney

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The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has hired Terry Sweeney as the downtown development director for Main Street Warsaw.
Main Street Warsaw is a 501(c)3 not- for-profit formed in 1980 that encourages economic development of Warsaw’s Central Business District (CBD) through investments in people, building, businesses and land, according to a provided news release.
Sweeney has more than 30 years of downtown management and economic development experience. He started his downtown management and development career working 15 years for Indianapolis Downtown Inc. (IDI) as vice president of real estate development. He played a key role in the highly successful revitalization of downtown Indianapolis, where he was involved with more than 400 downtown projects worth over $8.5 billion. During his IDI tenure, he was also a featured speaker at the National Main Street Conference and Indiana Main Street Regional Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers Regional Conference, Indiana Commercial Real Estate Board Annual Conference and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Indiana Breakfast Series.
Sweeney went on to become executive director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District and president and CEO of Downtown Lexington Partnership leading revitalization, strategic planning, development, management, branding and marketing initiatives in those communities. Sweeney moved back to Northeastern Indiana to be closer to family and has been working as project director for Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) since August 2022.
Rob Parker, Kosciusko Chamber president, said, “Terry Sweeney will be an outstanding downtown director for Main Street Warsaw. He has a proven track record of energizing downtown development in three different cities. His experience in strategic planning, urban place management, economic development, and marketing will help accelerate our downtown revitalization efforts.”
“I am very excited to lead Main Street Warsaw,” Sweeney said. “Warsaw is a great city and I am looking forward to working with the Main Street board, city of Warsaw and downtown stakeholders to improve the heart and front door to the community.”
Sweeney is a native of Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Wabash College, completed his Masters of Public Affairs-Public Management at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and did a semester program at American University.

The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has hired Terry Sweeney as the downtown development director for Main Street Warsaw.
Main Street Warsaw is a 501(c)3 not- for-profit formed in 1980 that encourages economic development of Warsaw’s Central Business District (CBD) through investments in people, building, businesses and land, according to a provided news release.
Sweeney has more than 30 years of downtown management and economic development experience. He started his downtown management and development career working 15 years for Indianapolis Downtown Inc. (IDI) as vice president of real estate development. He played a key role in the highly successful revitalization of downtown Indianapolis, where he was involved with more than 400 downtown projects worth over $8.5 billion. During his IDI tenure, he was also a featured speaker at the National Main Street Conference and Indiana Main Street Regional Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers Regional Conference, Indiana Commercial Real Estate Board Annual Conference and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Indiana Breakfast Series.
Sweeney went on to become executive director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District and president and CEO of Downtown Lexington Partnership leading revitalization, strategic planning, development, management, branding and marketing initiatives in those communities. Sweeney moved back to Northeastern Indiana to be closer to family and has been working as project director for Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) since August 2022.
Rob Parker, Kosciusko Chamber president, said, “Terry Sweeney will be an outstanding downtown director for Main Street Warsaw. He has a proven track record of energizing downtown development in three different cities. His experience in strategic planning, urban place management, economic development, and marketing will help accelerate our downtown revitalization efforts.”
“I am very excited to lead Main Street Warsaw,” Sweeney said. “Warsaw is a great city and I am looking forward to working with the Main Street board, city of Warsaw and downtown stakeholders to improve the heart and front door to the community.”
Sweeney is a native of Indianapolis. He is a graduate of Wabash College, completed his Masters of Public Affairs-Public Management at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and did a semester program at American University.

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