Drew Klacik part of discussion, "Charting the Course for Central Indiana," featuring Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institute

April 30, 2014

Indianapolis, IN–On April 24, Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst at IU Public Policy Institute, was part of a discussion, Charting the Course for Central Indiana. Bruce Katz, author of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy led the discussion. With him were Tim Hassinger, President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, David Johnson, President and CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and Michael Huber, President and CEO of the Indy Chamber. In attendance were central Indiana elected officials and key corporate and community leaders. The event was held at Dow AgroSciences, Zionsville, IN.

Klacik stated that although many think of Indiana as small and rural, it has, over time, become the 15th largest state in the nation with 78 percent of the people living in a metropolitan area. Klacik discussed the implications of these changes and how we might move forward to assure that both metropolitan and rural Indiana can continue to thrive.