Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-8) says, despite challenges, entrepreneurs in his district are still willing to start their own businesses. He says southwest Indiana employers are still expressing concerns about health care, tax reform and industry regulations. While on a tour of small businesses, Bucshon tells Inside INdiana Business some big projects in the area hold great economic potential, including the planned Indiana University Medical School complex and a proposed I-69 bridge between Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. His tour wraps up Monday and has included a Thursday job fair, as well as meetings at the Tropicana Casino in Evansville and visits with business leaders in Oakland City and Mt. Vernon.

Remaining stops include Vincennes and downtown Terre Haute.

Bucshon says he routinely discusses the so-called “skills gap” in his role as a member of the House Education and Work Force committee.

He says he has worked with higher education institutions including Ivy Tech Community College, University of Southern Indiana, Vincennes University and Indiana State University to serve as a “liaison” between industries and the schools to help model programs that will match work force needs with training efforts.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

February 20, 2014

News Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. announced stops on his “Jobs and Small Business Tour.” Bucshon will visit with Eighth District small business owners to tour their operations and discuss what he is doing in Congress to promote job creation.

The remaining tour schedule is as follows:

What: I-69 Bridge Link Legislative Update

When: Friday, February 21

Where: Chamber of Commerce SW Indiana – Evansville, Indiana

What: Vincennes Business Tour – Futaba Indiana of America, Inc.

When: Friday, February 21

Where: Futaba Indiana of America, Inc. – Vincennes, Indiana

What: Tour Downtown Terre Haute (DTH)

When: Monday, February 24

Where: DTH – Terre Haute, Indiana

Indiana's 8th District includes all or parts of Clay, Daviess, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warrick, Crawford, Dubois, Perry, and Spencer counties.

Source: The Office of Congressman Larry Bucshon

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