Coming off a three-week period that saw big names like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Toyota (NYSE: TM) commit to hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and nearly new 3,000 jobs, Governor Eric Holcomb says to expect more big deals to come Indiana’s way in 2021. “We’re looking at billions of dollars in investment as folks look at Indiana becoming a destination to work, play and ultimately stay,” said Holcomb, who adds the state’s workforce pipeline will be key to making things happen.
Holcomb talked about the state of the Hoosier economy, a $500 million effort to transform regional economies and a daunting challenge in an extended interview on this weekend’s edition of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.
“The name of the game from now on is upskilling our workforce, at every turn and for every sector,” said Holcomb, who says he is encouraged by economic development and infrastructure activity statewide, including the double tracking and expansion of the South Shore Rail Line in northwest Indiana and major investment in the River Ridge Commerce Center in the state’s southeast corner.
The second-term governor says he is very bullish on the state’s long-term prospects. “The sky’s really the limit for where we end up in 10 or 20 years and that’s what we’re planning for.”
You can watch Part 2 of our interview with the governor below: