The Hoosier state is in a stretch of economic upturn. Gould highlights how critical it is for Indiana to continue to provide the services and welcoming agenda to corporations and business seeking to establish themselves within the state.
“I think one of the key things for local government right now is that we’re really seeing a turn out of the 2008/2009 recession. We’re starting to see growth; economic development occuring. A key part of that is the attraction and the factor that local communities; cities and towns, play in attracting that growth to our state.” – Director of Government Affairs, Brian Gould, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT).
Highlights of the IACT Annual Conference!
The second day included an Annual Awards Luncheon and Presidents’ Reception where we honored communities and individuals for their achievements. Check out all the winners and take a few ideas back to your community!
The conference wrapped up with a Closing Lunch where voting delegates from the IACT membership voted in the 2017 officers including Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke as the President. Attendees also heard from gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and John Gregg.
Thank you to all of you in attendance. We look forward to seeing you in Evansville, October 10-12, 2017!