To succeed in the 21st century, we need easy access—and we need to be easily accessible to—markets, ideas, capital and talent from coast to coast and around the world. Those are the four elements of the new connectivity economy.
It’s fitting that the U.S. Conference of Mayors picked Indianapolis for its annual meeting June 24-27. Probably no major city in America has transformed itself more over the past 50 years than Indianapolis.
This past year was one of the most active and successful in our city's history. We pushed through legislation to fund an expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and build a new multi-purpose stadium, both of which will be tremendous boons to our region's economy, pumping in more than $2.25 billion in investment and creating more than 4,200 permanent jobs over the next 10 years. In addition, through the leadership of the governor and legislature, a one-of-a-kind regional funding solution...