Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Expansion Battles

Jul 20, 2017

The mayor's industrial park will have to now contend with a couple investments the county has secured in an area the mayor had previously hoped to annex.
Credit City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we’re talking about expansion. The Indiana Department of Transportation has released its Next Level Roads Plan, hoping to draw in international industry and Clinton County has welcomed two businesses into a key intersection. But, where will a city like Frankfort go – or grow – now, with others crowding the road?

This week in our talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes, we’ll ask about the avenues the city has left to expand through: land, rail and air. That includes a possible runway expansion at the municipal airport – a similar project has drawn interest to a nearby city.

And, we’ll talk about how a federal push to cut food stamp benefits could affect the city, in a county where two out-of-three families are food insecure.