Mayor Greg Goodnight and a delegation of business and education leaders are traveling to Kokomo's sister city.
Patriot Porcelain is investing $16 million to renovate an old factory and plans to create 140 jobs.
Due to increased ridership, Kokomo has added two new lines to its City Line Trolley.
But without additional help, the cash amounts to a drop in the bucket.
Chrysler officials announced they will also build a new plant in Tipton County.
The city of Kokomo hopes to add curbside recycling by the end of the year and pay for it in part by lessening payments for trash hauling.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says he might use $2.8 million in tax revenue to upgrade rundown neighborhoods.
Landowners who oppose an annexation on the southeast side of Kokomo are drafting a petition to stop the measure.
Kokomo's mayor says the city is unlikely to change its plans in response to the opposition.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join the Center for National Policy.