Governor Eric Holcomb says despite challenges from the pandemic and workforce and supply chain issues, the state exceeded economic development goals in 2021 and the numbers suggest the momentum will continue into 2022. “As strong as this fourth quarter will be, and it will be a statement quarter, our first quarter, we’ve got 47 projects in the pipeline right now that we’re tracking,” said Holcomb. “Katy bar the door, the best is yet to come.”
Holcomb talked about the state of the Indiana economy in an extended interview on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.
Holcomb also indicated there will be a continued focus on global investment in the state, noting Foreign Direct Investment has tripled over the past three years.
The governor also announced on the show that the state will host its inaugural Global Economic Summit in May, leading up to the Indianapolis 500. “We’ll be talking about the future of mobility, whether it’s the future of space, air, subsurface, ground mobility, electric, the future of quantum computing, machine learning, food security, the future of energy…all this space, we seek to not only innovate and create but make and distribute all over the world,” said Holcomb, who adds corporate and political leadership from around the world will attend the event.
The state had planned to host a global summit in 2020, but it was postponed because of the pandemic.