Indiana Secretary Brad Chambers’ career is rooted in entrepreneurial ventures – from launching and selling a landscaping business while in high school to becoming a rental property owner while still attending Indiana University. Entrepreneurship is one of five cornerstones of his vision for the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the state. During the next episode of the Agbioscience podcast presented by AgriNovus Indiana, Chambers talked about entrepreneurs in the agbioscience sector helping to power the state’s economy.
“We’d be foolish to turn away from our roots, essential roots as an agricultural state,” said Chambers to podcast host and AgriNovus CEO Mitch Frazier. “Then you combine that essential DNA of agriculture, and agriculture powering the country, you marry that with our innovation, entrepreneurship capabilities and our university capabilities. It is a powerful combination.”
Chambers made his comments prior to heading to Egypt for the UN Conference on Climate Change that he attended with Governor Eric Holcomb this week.
Addressing a global audience, Holcomb spoke on Indiana’s investment in green energy infrastructure, such as wind and solar farms.
Chambers says Indiana is delivering stable, reliable, clean and affordable energy.
“There’s really good news on that front in Indiana. I mean, we’re top four in the country…for the production of clean energy in development. Our coal reliance is down from the 70s or 80s [percent] 10 years ago, and now under 50%. We’re diversifying our energy sources. And we’ve made a lot of progress.”
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