With two-thirds of the Interstate 69 expansion open for business in southwest Indiana, this important economic development game-changer is closer to realizing its full potential. Find out what’s ahead and how Hoosiers are already benefitting at the I-69 & P3 Summit June 6 at the Bloomington Monroe Convention Center.
“As we continue to move closer to completion of this long-awaited I-69 expansion, it’s more important than ever to focus on the positive benefits already being realized and the work that is still left to do,” says Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber president and CEO. “This annual summit is an excellent opportunity to hear directly from state and local officials, as well as economic development and business leaders involved in the project.”
Brinegar will moderate a panel covering Perspectives: I-69 Successes and Lessons Learned. Another session will take a closer look at P3s in Indiana and best practices for future partnerships.
Hear the latest update on Section 6, which will begin near Martinsville and end at I-465 in Indianapolis, as well as alternatives for the Ohio River Crossing to complete the connection to the south with Kentucky.
Daviess County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ron Arnold will share the logistical advantages that area has capitalized on since the opening of the southern section. Economic development projects have included WestGate@Crane Technology Park, a manufacturing building for Olon Industries in Washington and, in March, M&C Tech Indiana opened a $4.6 million plant.
The summit concludes with a look to the future of transportation funding – at federal and state levels – and alternative vehicles including hybrid, electric and autonomous.
Duke Energy is a gold sponsor, with additional support from Hoosier Energy, Old National Bank, Smithville, 69 BridgeLink and Daviess County Economic Development Corporation.
The conference includes lunch and a reception the evening before. Tickets for the full event are $269, with a 20% discount available for two or more attendees. Tickets also are available for just the June 5 reception or June 6 luncheon.
Register online at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Additional sponsorships are available. Contact Jim Wagner at (317) 264-6876.