Daily Reporter: Chambers to expand economic development if elected governor

By Lacey Watt
Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD, Ind. — A native Hoosier and entrepreneur, Brad Chambers views himself as a political outsider when it comes to running for office. He’s the only candidate for governor that has never ran for an office before.

But as Secretary of Commerce, Chambers said that his responsibility was to grow the state’s economy as best he could. During his time, the Indiana Economic Development Commission (IEDC) secured more than $33 billion in investments, with an unprecedented $22.2 billion last year alone, according to his website.

After serving as Secretary of Commerce for two years, he decided it was time to step down, apply his skills and run for Indiana governor.

Chambers filed the paperwork to run in the gubernatorial race Aug.17 and said he believes there is a bright future for Indiana, but someone has to go get it. Chambers wants to be the man for the job.

“I think it’s critically important to set an aspirational plan for growing the state’s economy and improving Hoosier quality of life,” Chambers said.

In order to do so, Chambers said he plans to help lift people up economically with high wages and future-driven industries.

If elected as Indiana’s new governor, Chambers said one of the first items on the agenda would be to start hiring the best team possible and bring in youthful spirits — a new generation of statewide leadership.

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