Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced a new program that will integrate the state’s Office of Career Connections and Talent and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The partnership will provide a tool that enables the state to provide direct support in talent retainment, recruitment, attraction and development for growing businesses.
The IEDC said that Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, Blair Milo, will provide a critical link between businesses and talent resources, including universities, educational institutions, government agencies and resources, as well as community and education stakeholders, to “make it as easy as possible for employers to cultivate robust talent pipelines, meet hiring goals, and implement training and development programs.” This integration will enable the IEDC to offer talent connection services to business prospects considering locating or expanding in Indiana, adding another key selling point to the state’s incentive toolkit.
“Over the past four years, Indiana has broken record after record for economic development as businesses across the state and around the world continue to choose the Hoosier state for growth,” said Holcomb. “We have spent years building a pro-growth business climate that offers fiscal predictability, reduced red tape, competitive incentives and a skilled workforce. And now, with the leadership of Secretary Milo, we can offer businesses a custom solution to better access high-caliber talent and leverage training resources, ensuring job creators are best positioned to continue creating quality career opportunities for Hoosiers for years to come.”