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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Graham S. Toft

Ph.D.
Senior Fellow,
Thomas P. Miller and Associates

Graham Toft is a strategic planner specializing in how the “innovation economy” brings change to communities, regions, states and industries. He is a Senior Fellow at Thomas P. Miller & Associates, Indianapolis, where he undertakes applied research, policy development and facilitated problem solving.

Graham has a long-standing interest in manufacturing-led economic growth. On behalf of public, non-profit and business clients, he explores far-reaching transformations occurring in manufacturing due to global trade, technological change, advancing worker skills worldwide and pro-market policies. Recently completed projects include a manufacturing competitiveness study for Logansport, Indiana, and an international symposium on the future of manufacturing. He is currently working with a TPMA team to prepare a report on the future of Indiana’s manufacturing.

Graham is a professional civil engineer and holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in public policy and urban engineering. In 1989, he was awarded the Distinguished Professional Planner Award by the Indiana Planning Association. Between 1988 and 2001 he was President of the Indiana Economic Development Council, Inc., the state’s think tank on economic development. There, he led the preparation of strategic economic development plans for Indiana in 1988, 1994, and 1999. He has prepared studies and policy briefs on capital access, the use of business incentives, interfirm collaboration, business-education partnerships, infrastructure finance, small business development, labor market information, regulation policy, sustainable development, and global reach. He has consulted to over 50 local areas and five state governments on strategic economic development, policy planning, development finance, workforce strategies and small business development. He recently completed a series of presentations at national workforce conferences on “Talent Pool Strategies”, a State of the Workforce Report for the Indiana Health Industry Forum and a regional strategic development plan for Western Piedmont, North Carolina.

A native of Australia, Graham lives in Sarasota Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife. Tam, their three married children and four grandchildren live in Indiana.

gtoft@tpma-inc.com
graham@growtheconomics.com
317 894-5508(Indiana)
941 383 0316 (Florida)