Terre Haute, Ind. – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce hosted Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch on Wednesday afternoon to answer questions about a variety of topics that are pertinent to West Central Indiana’s continued development.
“You’ve been ready to explode,” Lt. Gov. Crouch said about the region, “and you’re doing it now.” Among the programs that will help continue West Central Indiana’s growth she touted the READI grants the area received last year and how this year would likely be an increase on that amount.
Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristin Craig also noted how the READI grants were making an economic impact on the area. “Here locally, many projects are moving forward thanks to dollars from the state’s READI program,” Craig said. “This includes a new home for Launch Terre Haute and the Chamber, in a historical downtown location. This new facility will allow us to achieve the one-stop-shop for business growth and development that we’ve been pursuing for years.”
Coinciding with the See You in Terre Haute Community Plan, Lt. Gov. Crouch highlighted how that next phase of Indiana’s statewide improvements would be focused on Hoosier’s quality of life. An expansion of mental health services were heavily touted in her remarks.
Lt. Gov. Crouch discussed how the State Legislature would continue to support initiatives like the Black Business Alliance and she advocated for the expansion of Goodwill Excel Centers in Indiana, which local leaders are striving to achieve locally.
Sponsors of Wednesday’s event at the Red Barn at Sycamore Farm s included title sponsor Indiana State University and Morris Trucking. Indiana State University President Dr. Deborah Curtis introduced the Lt. Gov. and several local politicians like Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett were in attendance.