State Aligns Economic Development, Talent Services to Advance Direct Support for Growing Businesses
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced a new strategic alignment that will create a tool to bolster the state’s business attraction and expansion efforts. The Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent (CCT) will integrate with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), positioning the state to provide direct support in talent retainment, recruitment, attraction and development for growing businesses.
“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 Gov. 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.”
At the IEDC, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo will provide a critical link between businesses and talent resources, including universities, education institutes, 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.