2011-10-05 / Local News

HHIC annual meeting is Friday in Peru

Comet staff report

The Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor, Inc.’s 29th Annual Luncheon Meeting will be on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Peru at the Western Howard Conservation Club.

The meeting will feature presentations by Congressman Todd Rokita, Mayor Jim Walker, Mayor Tony Roswarski, Robert Tally with the Federal Highway Administration, and the Indiana Department of Transportation. Master of ceremonies will be Mike Piggott.

“For over 20 years, government officials, businesses leaders, and Hoosiers have been working toward the completion of the Heartland Highway,” Rokita said. “Completion is close at hand and not a moment too soon. At a time many Hoosiers are desperately in need of jobs, this project will bring critical economic development and opportunity to north central- Indiana. The Heartland Highway offers a bright future for this region of our state.”

The Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor, Inc.’s organization is one of the oldest cross county economic development groups in Indiana. Since the early 1980s the bipartisan coalition has promoted the construction of a four-lane, limited access highway to connect the Wabash Valley to the regional and national economy. It is the goal of the HHIC leadership to leave a legacy of a safe, completed four-lane divided highway for the future.

This year’s HHIC Annual Luncheon Meeting is being chaired by Mayor Walker. The committee is James Tidd, Clara Rider, Jay Poe, Roswarski, Mayor Michael Fincher, Mayor Steve Updike, Rep. Randy Truitt, Rep. Shelia Klinker, Rep. William Friend, Rep. Rich McClain, Brian Shafer, Francis Jaquay, Sandy Chittum, Laura Walls, William Konyha, Lee Hoard, Kimberly Pinkerton, Penny Titus, Steve Kimmel, David Albaugh, Pete Wagoner, Joseph Seaman, and Tom Weatherwax.

Additional information about the Heartland Highway can be found on the HHIC website, http://www.hhicinc.com.

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