Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) will be speaking at Bingham Greenebaum Doll's annual legislative conference on December 14th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Hanna will be part of a breakout session on economic development addressing some of the unique opportunities around the state.
We have recently seen major announcements related to large investments in development projects around the State. How do these and other development concepts fit into the goal of situating Indiana as a leader for attracting investment, growth, and business? In Northwest Indiana there are plans to expand the commuter rail lines to downtown Chicago. The Ports of Indiana and the State announced plans to potentially development a fourth Indiana port in southeastern Indiana. The Regional Cities Initiative is set to take flight (and be expanded?) as well. What can we expect as the next logical step in our technological advances of agribusiness? How can secondary and higher education help ensure that we have the workforce necessary to compete?
The daylong event features a keynote address by Presidential historian and Pulitzer winner Doris Kearns Goodwin. A complete agenda is available here.