The democratic gubernatorial candidate also spoke about hopes for a revised I-69 plan that might benefit local businesses.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent in March to 7.9 percent in April.
Layoffs at the Hostess Company could begin within two months.
The unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in March.
Indiana is 4th on the list of clean energy jobs in the U.S.
Joe Donnelly says he will invest more in education funding for areas that spur job growth.
Department heads say they don't need as many staff as they had five years ago but admit some jobs now take longer to do or have been outsourced.
However, with the improved unemployment rate, Indiana is no longer eligible for the last 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits.
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
Columbus had the highest growth rate in the nation at 6.4 percent according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.