Economic development is on the mind of Mayor Fred Armstrong. At least that’s the main topic of May’s Ask the Mayor. We review the Columbus Economic Development Board’s decision to open an office in China, with the hopes the close contact will result in companies locating stateside in Columbus. Could that plan be complicated by the departure of Corey Carr, the head of the CEDB?
This week’s election also saw three Republican county council incumbents ousted. What does this say about voters’ mentality in Bartholomew County? Mayor Fred weighs in.
Also, the mayor goes into detail about the $2 million grant the city received to promote health and fitness. To highlight the issue, the mayor will be biking to work on May 20th and has invited the public to join him. Let’s hope Mr. Armstrong wears a helmet!