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Community Impact of I-69 Expansion Takes Center Stage at June 6 Summit; Business and Civic Leaders Encouraged to Attend

2018-05-10T11:54:29+00:00May 10th, 2018|

(INDIANAPOLIS) — What’s next for the expansion of Interstate 69? With two-thirds of the roadway expanded and open for business in southwest Indiana, the economic development engine that is I-69 is moving closer to completion.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting the I-69 & P3 Summit on June 6 at the Bloomington Monroe Convention Center. Hoosiers can find out what’s ahead and how others are already benefitting from the I-69 expansion.

Hear the latest update on Section 6, which will begin near Martinsville and end at I-465 in Indianapolis. The summit will highlight the alternatives for the Ohio River Crossing, as well as the future of transportation funding. Another session takes a closer look at public-private partnerships in Indiana and best practices for future endeavors.

Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar will moderate a panel covering “Perspectives: I-69 Successes and Lessons Learned.” Daviess County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Ron Arnold will share the logistical advantages the area has capitalized on since the opening of the southern section of I-69.

A reception will be held during the evening of June 5, with the summit commencing at 8 a.m. on June 6 and a luncheon that afternoon. Tickets for the full event are $269; group discounts are available. Individual tickets for the June 5 reception or the June 6 luncheon are also available.

Duke Energy is the gold sponsor; silver sponsors are Hoosier Energy; Old National Bank; and Smithville. Break sponsors are 69 BridgeLink and Daviess County Economic Development Corporation. Additional sponsorships are available; for more information, contact Jim Wagner at jwagner@indianachamber.com or by calling (317) 264-6876.

Register online at https://www.indianachamber.com/specialevents or call (317) 264-6885.

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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”