Indiana Governor Daniels visits Lawrenceburg class

Gov Daniels (R) IN speaks to students
Gov Daniels (R) IN speaks to students

By Brad Underwood – bio | email

LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) - Governor Mitch Daniels made a stop Tuesday afternoon in Lawrenceburg to speak to a class at Ivy Tech Community College.

The Governor did not have prepared remarks and spent the time taking and answering questions from the students.

One of the main concerns by students was getting a job.

"Well I'm as frustrated as they are, but the economy will eventually get back on its feet," said Governor Daniels.  "And these young and not so young people will be ready."

And that  maybe the silver lining in these economic times.

The jobs are here and more are coming.

"We're in the black while others are broke. That's one reason why we are number one in job creation in America this year," said Daniels.  "We are two percent of America's population, but we are 9 percent of all the new jobs."

However, a speed bump down the road is making sure the states work force is properly trained with the skills needed for future jobs.

Since the beginning of the Daniels' administration six years ago, job creation has been a major target. Daniels has been at the forefront of bringing jobs to the Hoosier state with major highway projects, ethanol plants, and the Honda factory in Greensburg.

Governor Daniels also addressed the rumors of him running for President after his second term finishes.

"Its come from a lot of directions and now for quite some time, but it's still something I have trouble taking seriously, except that the nation is in very serious shape." said Daniels.  "I have a job to do here in Indiana and that's going to come absolutely first for me."

Daniels stayed the night the Dillsboro, and is visiting Versailles, Commiskey, Scottsburg and Salem on Wednesday.

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