House District 75 top two industries are manufacturing and healthcare (see figure 1 below). Locally we are excelling in health care innovation, but are falling behind in manufacturing. In addition our local population growth is stagnant and we are seeing a rise in poverty. Although we are seeing population growth in areas such as Warrick County, the population is simply shifting, it is not coming into our area from outside of our economic development region.
The challenge lies in the lack of alignment between economic development and workforce development. When elected to I will work to help identify the gaps in communication, data, information and services so that we can meet the goals and objectives necessary to improve our local workforce as well as our local population and income levels.