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BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – July/August 2017

In nearly every issue of



, we focus on one of the

four drivers of the

Indiana Vision 2025


development plan. This time around is no exception with

an in-depth section on Superior Infrastructure. But the

other key areas of the plan are also represented.

Here’s the breakdown:

• Superior Infrastructure: Four stories and three

contributed columns span the range from expanding

uses of solar and new developments in battery storage

to recycling and advancements in water resource legislation. Infrastructure analysis

occurs at the state and federal levels. Transportation funding leads off the roundtable

discussion of the Indiana General Assembly session and the three members of

Indiana’s congressional delegation serving on infrastructure committees weigh in on

President Trump’s plans.

Air connectivity is one of the important ingredients in business attraction and

development. A two-page graphic compares Indianapolis to other airports in the

Midwest and breaks down the numbers – airlines, flights, destinations – for

Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend facilities.

• Dynamic and Creative Culture: Our yearlong tech series is highlighted by visits to

four co-working spaces. Find out about emerging business development efforts in

Columbus, Huntingburg, Marion and Zionsville.

• Outstanding Talent: The

Indiana Vision 2025

Report Card and 10th annual employer

workforce survey paint a telling picture. We’re experiencing improvements in

performance in certain areas, but also seeing troubling trends continue in the

mismatch between job openings and employee skills.

• Attractive Business Climate: The Report Card acknowledges the strong Indiana scores

in its legal, regulatory and tax climates. Health care remains a major concern, with

smoking and obesity rates still too high and leading to a variety of costs from our

workplaces to our communities.

Indiana Vision 2025

goals also helped guide the process for scoring lawmakers on voting

records for the 2017

Legislative Vote Analysis


Thank you, as always, for your support of the Indiana Chamber and




Kevin M. Brinegar

President and CEO




Kevin Brinegar


Tom Schuman

(317) 264-3792

Art Director

Tony Spataro

Managing Editor

Rebecca Patrick


Tim Brewer

(317) 496-0704


Matt Ottinger

Symone C. Skrzycki

Charlee Beasor


To inform and influence


Keira Amstutz

Joshua Andrews

State Sen. Ed Charbonneau

Tony DeMarco

Terry Hall

Max Kelln

Donald M. Snemis

Indiana Chamber Chair

Ron Christian

Vectren, Evansville

Indiana Chamber Vice Chair

Charles B. Baldwin

Ogletree Deakins, Indianapolis

President and CEO

Kevin Brinegar



(ISSN 1521-0146) is published bimonthly by the

Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 115 W. Washington, Suite

850S, P.O. Box 44926, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0926.



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Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 115 W. Washington, Suite

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Indiana Chamber Mission:

Cultivate a world-class environment which

provides economic opportunity and prosperity

for the people of Indiana and their enterprises.


‘Driving’ Indiana Forward

July/August 2017 | Volume 20, Number 4