Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
The old Monroe Oil building is along a section of the B-Line trail set to open this year.
12 businesses have either relocated, consolidated or come to Indiana without the state having to use incentives in 2011.
They are also trying to gain support for the educational facilities in the area.
Delphi Electronics and Safety announced plans to invest more than $28 million in a new research facility and equipment in Kokomo.
The New Census report covers a number of economic indicators from unemployment to health insurance statistics.
A $150-million mixed use development project is being planned for downtown Indianapolis.