Indiana State Director
Jacob Everett established Corsa Strategies in 2022 in order to continue his work at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Corsa Strategies is an economic development and renewable energy policy consulting firm. Everett’s deep understanding of both business and economic development creates successful results for clients across North America.
Everett is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) accredited by the International Economic Development Council and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. He currently serves as a member of the Indiana Economic Development Association Legislative Committee and the Town of Cicero, Indiana Economic Development Committee.
From 2019 through 2022, Everett worked with a national specialty consulting firm where he advised growing companies on their investment, location, and job creation strategies. Serving private sector clients, he focused on maximizing short and long-term value while mitigating tax and labor risks.
Prior to working as a private sector advisor, Everett spent a decade in various roles of local and regional economic development. He served as Executive Director of the Indy Partnership, the regional economic development organization housed within the Indy Chamber. In this role, Everett led a team focused on attracting new investment and jobs to the nine-county Indianapolis region.
Everett also previously served as the top economic development official in Blackford County, Indiana where he led efforts on business attraction, business retention, community development, and workforce development. During this time, he served on the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership Board and as President of the East Central Indiana Development Council.
In addition to his CEcD credential and Oklahoma University training, Everett holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Ball State University and has completed courses through the Council for Community and Economic Research’s Labor Market Information Institute. Everett writes and speaks nationally on economic development and site selection topics.