Lt. Gov. Crouch speaks at roundtable in Dubois Co.

Lt. Gov. Crouch speaks at roundtable in Dubois Co.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 7:27 AM CDT
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DUBOIS CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Indiana state government officials hosted the “Thriving Rural Communities” Roundtable in Jasper on Thursday morning.

According to Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s office, Indiana’s post-pandemic economy continues to thrive.

“The state of the rural economy in Indiana” Ball State report outlined different inputs and issues in rural economies. Dubois County is one of the many communities in the report poised for growth, and Lt. Gov. Crouch says the county is ready to see it.

She says state officials want to know how they can work with the county to help it expand.

“So how do we make that happen? How do we unlock that potential? And it starts with broadband, being sure that every Hoosier in rural Indiana is connected,” Crouch said. “It’s why we have put $350 million into expanding broadband throughout rural Indiana.”

Crouch says 60% of Indiana is rural, and she and her colleagues believe rural Indiana is their next economic frontier.