The state rarely has to dole out incentives to retain jobs. Experts differ on whether that's likely to change in the wake of the $7 million deal state officials cut to keep an Indianapolis HVAC plant open.
Jim Schellinger, the incoming secretary of commerce, previously was president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., a role that included frequent travel to communities across the state. In his new post, he'll be courting companies across the globe.
In addition to naming the president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb on Thursday picked a leader for the Indiana Department of Transportation and someone for a new position to fight substance abuse.
Jim Schellinger, a former Democratic candidate for governor, became president last year of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. In accepting the new position, he will retire from CSO Architects, where he had served as CEO, and sell his ownership stake.