In Indiana, and more specifically West Central Indiana, we are at a moment in time that will prove to be historic. It will either be the point that future generations will identify as the genesis of unparalleled economic growth and innovation, or it will be viewed as a colossal missed opportunity. I prefer the first choice.
Our economic bedrock is manufacturing and agriculture, it always has been and always will be. We will continue to put additional tools in our economic tool bag to attract more businesses to West Central Indiana with those industries in mind. However, we must also start to branch out to other industries and build on our already solid foundation.
By using our local resources, playing to our strengths, matching industry to our current work force, and keeping government intervention to a minimum, we will start an economic boom not seen in this region for decades.
We have a unique blend of motivated and knowledgeable business leaders and citizens eager to grow and improve their neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, regions, and state. We must seize this opportunity and make West Central Indiana an even better place to live and work.