Daniel Hasler, who has been working with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation since February, will be the new Secretary of Commerce
Study Committee Chair Phil Boots said the committee will likely invite public testimony at a later meeting.
12 businesses have either relocated, consolidated or come to Indiana without the state having to use incentives in 2011.
The trip is part of the state's attendance at the USA: Going Green / Opportunities for Italian Companies conference.
A California bio-based plastics resin company has announced they will locate a major manufacturing and distribution facility in Seymour.