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GIGERICH: The amendment would hurt the economy

January 18, 2014
There have been many heartfelt and thoughtful positions both in support of and in opposition to same-sex marriage. I have friends who are equally passionate and respectful on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.

GIGERICH: Need for leadership growing critical

December 8, 2012
As a father of four (three of whom are about to become teenagers—yes, triplets), my wife and I are constantly talking to them regarding the importance of being a leader and making good choices.

GIGERICH: Adult workers need much more training

May 12, 2012
Like many states, Indiana faces a critical need to retrain and, in some cases, re-career adults over age 35.

GIGERICH: Midwestern governors learn from Daniels

October 8, 2011
To no surprise, the economy and job creation were leading campaign issues in the 2010 gubernatorial elections. As a result, several new governors were elected across the country.

GIGERICH: Here's what we need from 2011 session

January 1, 2011
The 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly will have a profound impact on the future of our state and our ability to retain our ranking as one of the top 10 states in which to do business.

GIGERICH: Education, economy are closely tied

October 23, 2010
Ten years into the 21st century, most people understand that a strong education system is vital to ensuring long-term economic development success. Where things become fuzzy is in defining what comprises a strong education system and, more important, the required outcomes of that system.

GIGERICH: Happiness is factor in location choices

April 17, 2010
State-by-state comparisons ranking residents' satisfaction levels are gaining traction in economic development circles. While rankings do not drive site-selection decisions, they do play a role.

VIEWPOINT: Sustained momentum crucial for session

December 25, 2006
The 2007 Indiana General Assembly session will begin in January. As a result of last month's election, the House of Representatives is now controlled by Democrats, and the Senate is in the hands of Republicans. Regardless of which political party controls which branch of the Legislature, Hoosiers expect collaboration and progress. Indiana has built tremendous momentum in economic development, but more work lies ahead. The momentum must continue into 2007 and beyond. Despite our progress, Indiana must continue to be...
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