Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch speaks in Warsaw

Lt. Governor Crouch speaks to the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club (Carli Luca / News Now Warsaw)

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch addressed a large crowd at the Breakfast Optimist Club in Warsaw on Wednesday morning.

State lawmakers Ryan Mishler, Denny Zent, Dave Wolkins and Curt Nisly were in attendance, along with several city and county officials.

Crouch spoke about the five pillars of Governor Holcomb’s administration– strengthening the economy, investing in infrastructure, creating a 21st century workforce, fighting the drug epidemic, and delivering great government service and taxpayer value.

“Each of these goals go hand and glove with the goals of you as business and civic leaders because you’re focused on building a more productive workforce that attracts the best and the brightest here to Warsaw and to our state,” she told attendees. “These policies are about investing in people, and I know that all of us in this room want to see more people enjoy the same opportunities that we’ve had.”

She spoke about not just about the future of the Hoosier state, but also its current status.

“As a result of strong fiscal conservative leadership over the past 13 years, Indiana’s in a great place. Our economy is strong and getting stronger. You can see the results of that here in Warsaw,” she explained.

The Lieutenant Governor says government cannot alone be credited for prosperity, but also the hard work of those in each city and town in the state.

“We are competing every single day and we’re winning because we’re sending the right message to employers here in Indiana and abroad, and it’s a message that is resonating right here in Warsaw with your thriving economy,” she said. “With the support of Mayor Thallemer, there are so many examples of successes here.”

She cited EnPak LLC’s expansion, First Source Bank’s partnership with Warsaw Community Schools, and the ribbon-cutting of Little Crow Lofts as some of the jobs well done locally.

“I am so excited about where Warsaw’s going and the forward momentum of our state,” said Crouch.

After speaking to the Optimist Club, Crouch met one-on-one with Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer. They started their time together in the activated alley next to City Hall.

Lt. Governor Crouch talks with Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer in the activated alley next to City Hall (Carli Luca / News Now Warsaw)