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Sen. Braun and Gov. Holcomb meet on workforce development

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM EDT
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Ind. (WNDU) - Tuesday, Indiana Senator Mike Braun and Governor Eric Holcomb met to discuss Indiana’s economy and jobs.

Panelists at the roundtable discussed the importance of such programs as Indiana’s leadership on the issue of workforce development, as well as career and technical education.

Senator Braun talked to reporters ahead of the meeting with what he’s been seeing here in the Hoosier State.

“Workforce development along with rural broadband and affordable housing has been the three things I hear most about with workforce development being number one. Through the Covid saga and here recently even that issue was still up there, paramount,” Braun said.

Holcomb said he’s proud of the progress that’s been made despite tough circumstances over the last year and a half.

“When I think about the year that we had last year during a global pandemic through our Indiana Economic Development Corporation, we had an all-time record high new job commitments come to our state 31,300 just through the Indiana economic development corporation,” Holcomb said.

“Last year on June 12 we were about 12,000 new job commitments coming in through our IEDC; we’re knocking on 18,000 now. We were at 1.5 billion June 12 last year, we’re at 3.5 billion right now.”

Panelists also talked about how to replicate these efforts across the country.

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