NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb spoke at Friedman Park Events Center in Warrick County on Tuesday. He was the keynote speaker for the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Member Luncheon Meeting.
Speaking before a packed Warrick County Chamber of Commerce, Governor Holcomb sounding optimistic.
“Just look around you, driving in here today all that’s developed right around us and will continue,” Gov. Holcomb said. “You can talk about quality of place and quality of life all day long, (but) this is quality of place.”
Holcomb said by the time I-69 is completed between Evansville and Indianapolis the entire Southwest region will see an economic boost.
The governor also presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Kelly Mitchell, a longtime volunteer who has worked with nonprofit Southern Indiana Resource Solutions for over 34 years.
The governor also said he will appeal a Marion County Judge’s ruling extending unemployment benefits to Hoosiers.
“We’re working with the Attorney General and we will pursue appealing it” the Governor said. “We obviously followed the correct procedure with the federal government to withdraw, to draw them down. We find ourselves, I mentioned on stage at a 4 percent unemployment rate. we find ourselves with an equal amount of job openings.”
The governor also made a stop nearby to help cut the ribbon on two new facilities at the Ohio Township Fire and EMS station.
Due to storms in the area, the governor had to fly out of Boonville’s airport a little bit early.