This week, the General Assembly met at the Statehouse for Organization Day. Traditionally, it is a day of ceremony and a time for us to prepare for the upcoming session. It is customary for the Speaker of the House to address the members and this year Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) focused on the need to continue promoting job creation. There are over a quarter of a million Hoosiers who are unemployed and our goal is to create an economic climate that will help attract jobs to Indiana.
In addition, I will introduce legislation which will encourage small business growth in our rural communities. And, to close the loop on last year’s Young Entrepreneur Program, I am visiting our state universities to inform graduating entrepreneurs about this program and helping Office of Community and Rural Affairs train our local communities on how to “bid” on these new businesses. This program will launch in late Spring 2012.
I encourage you to contact me with questions or concerns about our community and legislative issues. Your feedback is important to me and allows me to better represent you and District 74 at the Statehouse. I can be reached at my Statehouse office by phone at 317-232-9769, by email at H74@in.gov and by mail at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204.