Indiana’s secretary of commerce says the state is on course to help create 25,000 new jobs this year.
Dan Hasler told members of a study committee on economic development 14,500 already have been created.
But he admits meeting the goal won’t be easy and will require an intense marketing effort.
"It's a numbers game. The best way to double our jobs and careers in Indiana, is to double our opportunities to compete for business. They can't find us unless we are bright, bold and somewhat brash. That's what good branding is."