Gov. Mike Pence attended the Rotary Club of Evansville meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss job creation in honor of Hoosier Solutions Week.
This week is used to focus on policies that outline prosperity built on homegrown solutions to Indiana problems.
At the meeting, Gov. Pence explained that roads build infrastructure, so the completion of I-69 is the top priority for Indiana when it comes to generating more jobs.
He also said that Evansville was a national leader in early intervention remediation and career education in schools.
Gov. Pence believes that federalism protects liberty, enhances accountability and fosters innovation.
However, he also thinks that federal grants and funding that come back from Indiana tax money come with strict mandates that prevent innovative solutions.
It is because of this that the state will subject federal grant opportunities to cost-benefit analysis, and when necessary, will tell Washington "thanks, but no thanks."