Abdul Sater Assaf and his family arrived in Indianapolis less than two weeks ago after resettling in Indianapolis with help from the Catholic Church.
Pence says 323 companies, up from 285 in 2014, pledged to create new jobs over the next few years.
At near capacity, a crowd gathered at Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis to visit with families that have resettled in Indianapolis from Syria.
Pence’s comments came in the wake of an Indianapolis archbishop's announcement that Catholic Charities brought in a Syrian family to the Hoosier State.
A decision on which regions are awarded a portion of the $84 million the state has earmarked for the Regional Cities Iniative is expected in December.
The new task force will travel the state to gather testimony from local experts and families affected by Indiana's growing drug epidemic.
Pence cited a 26 percent increase in the number of DCS caseloads over the last year as a motivating factor in the hiring of these new employees.
The materials and installation of the signs, which were added in 2014 and 2015, cost just shy of $300,000.
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