The governor on Wednesday announced Democrat Jim Schellinger will head the state’s economic development agency.
Public relations firm Porter Novelli was contracted earlier this year to bolster the state's image after national controversy surrounding RFRA erupted .
Pence says the IEDC has spent months traveling around the country, talking to leaders in areas that adopted a regional economic development approach.
As the 2015 session nears its end, the IEDC made a final push for more funding for the Regional Cities initiative and INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning resigned.
An international business site called Invest Indiana aims to make the state more business friendly.
The controversial Right To Work law that passed two years ago brought thousands of jobs to the state, according to the Pence Administration.
Although more companies committed to creating jobs in the state, they promised fewer jobs than in previous years.
The trip is part of the state's attendance at the USA: Going Green / Opportunities for Italian Companies conference.