On Thursday, governor Mike Pence announced the creation of a blue ribbon transportation panel that will plan the future of infrastructure in Indiana.
Senator Joe Donnelly has put his support behind a bill aimed at streamlining the permit process for energy and transportation projects.
The MPO will hold a meeting April 1 at Bloomington’s City Hall to gather more input from residents.
The governor told Chamber of Commerce officials they should improve on the policies from the past eight years, particularly with infrastructure and education.
The new facility is expected to create a little more than a thousand jobs by 2015 and have a $150 million economic impact on the state.
New city government officials took office this weekend. Columbus, Greenwood, and Mitchell all have new mayors this week.
City and county infrastructure is much worse than state-run roads, according to Indiana engineers.
Indiana's lack of unstructured debt and good standing in the global marketplace are strengths which tend to attract new businesses.