The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, LaGrange County Economic Development Corp., Economic Development Group of Wabash County, Wells County Economic Development and Whitley County Economic Development Corp. joined the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership in passing board resolutions in support of the passage of right to work.
Regional Chamber Executive Director Matt Bell said in a statement, “Right to work is about opportunity. Northeast Indiana communities have created sites that are shovel ready, developed unique incentive packages and adopted regulatory practices that are pro-development and pro-growth. Yet, northeast Indiana loses out on between 33-50 percent of business expansion opportunities based solely on the fact that Indiana is not a right-to-work state. Our communities don't even get the chance to compete for every project that could bring new jobs. When right-to-work passes, I am more than confident that northeast Indiana's talented workforce and strong work ethic will attract new employers.”