Incoming Lt. Gov. Holcomb Says Job Creation Is A Priority

Feb 18, 2016

Credit Brandon Smith / IPBS

Eric Holcomb says one of his priorities once his appointment as Lt. Governor becomes official will be job retention.

“You want to make sure that you’ve got the right tax climate, you want to make sure you’ve got the right regulatory climate, you want to make sure – Governor Pence says this a lot and he’s absolutely spot-on – you’ve got to make sure Indiana is truly the crossroads of America,” Holcomb says.

His statement comes on the heels of appliance manufacturer Carrier and another firm announcing they’re moving 2,100 jobs out of Indiana.

But he says it's sometimes impossible to keep a business or company from leaving.

“You’re always going to deal with companies that are moving or going out of business for whatever reason,” Holcomb says. “It’s kind of like filling a bathtub with the stopper out.”

Holcomb says while it's impossible to stop some companies from leaving for whatever reason, the best thing Indiana can do is work to woo job creators to the Hoosier State.