Lt. Governor Holcomb says he'll continue the economic momentum of the Daniels and Pence Administrations

Date: October 04, 2016 Last Edit: October 06, 2016

Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb says he will continue the economic momentum "on steroids."

Eric Holcomb Talks His Economic Policies, Which Are Very Similar to Mike Pence’s

Plans of infrastructure spending and
workforce improvement may sound familiar to Indiana small business owners.
That’s because they’re part of Republican Gubernatorial candidate and current Lt. Governor
Eric Holcomb’s economic plan
, which has a lot of similarities to
current Donald Trump running mate Gov. Mike Pence’s.

However, Holcomb insists these plans
should be considered new, since he plans to follow through on them. “All
of this is my plan,” he said. “I was talking about I-69 in 1998,
so that’s been a goal of mine going back a few years prior to both of my
predecessors.”

Along with the completion of I-69,
Holcomb’s plan also includes state support for start-up companies, improved
workforce training, funding for Regional Cities projects, and defending the use
of coal energy and adding a fourth Ohio River port.

 Inside Indiana
Business
reports that
when it comes to funding these infrastructure projects, Holcomb says part of
that will come through in the legislative process. “What I won’t do is
say, ‘Let’s just borrow our way or rate our way into paying for things,’ and
start writing checks that I can’t cash. I understand that we will have to work
with our friends in the General Assembly and we have a strong agreement that
this is what needs to be done; a long term infrastructure program needs to be
accomplished and I’m looking forward to that.”

 Holcomb has the small business
support behind him. He was officially endorsed by NFIB on Sep. 20 in his bid
for Governor of Indiana.

“Eric Holcomb is no stranger to the
issues that most impact our Hoosier economy. His leadership has been
instrumental in ensuring various successes for the small business community
throughout both the Daniels and Pence administrations,” according to NFIB Indiana state director, Barbara Quandt
Underwood
. “Thanks to Mr. Holcomb’s championing of various
initiatives that have supported the small business sector, our members have
been able to create jobs in their communities and help improve the overall
health of our state’s economy.”

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