Chamber Lays out 2024 Legislative Session Goals

Terre Haute, Ind. – With the start of the legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy for West Central Indiana is well underway. The Chamber’s efforts will focus on several key areas:

  • Addition of a third lane on I-70 between the IN/IL state line and Indianapolis
    • The number of accidents has led to ongoing safety concerns from both residents and businesses operating in Terre Haute, Vigo County and West Central Indiana.
    • In fact, safety concerns have been cited as a limiting factor for manufacturing development along the corridor.
  • Continue to monitor statewide Healthcare legislation and ways it could impact our area
    • Particular focus on the mental health workforce
    • Will support things that benefit the ever-increasing healthcare needs in our region

Finding new ways to fund highly successful development in our region

  • Continued support for Wabash River RDA, including the READI 2.0 process
  • Development of strategic plan via West Central Indiana Partnership (formerly West Central 2025)
  • Continual study of additional regional structures and funding opportunities

“Over the past few years, the continued development of the Chamber’s legislative agenda has paid dividends for Terre Haute, Vigo County and the entire West Central community,” said Kristin Craig, Executive Director of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. “This year’s priorities were developed specifically to highlight the needs of the business community, including transportation and healthcare.

The Chamber is specifically tracking legislation related to these topics, including the House Bill 1366 introduced by Representative Tonya Pfaff calling for expansion to three lanes throughout the I-70 corridor.