Letter: ‘Politics’ gets in the way of candidate’s story

To the editor:

As Hoosiers, we love sharing our success story. As the federal government increases taxes and regulations, Indiana cuts them. As job growth is slow around the country, Indiana is attracting businesses from places like Illinois and adding attractive, high-paying jobs to our economy. We’re growing because Indiana is a state that works.

And yet for some reason, when we have a shining example of an Indiana success story, we let politics get in the way. We’ve all heard where Trey Hollingsworth was born, but why aren’t we talking about the fact that, thanks to Indiana’s business climate, he does more business and employs more people in Indiana than anywhere else in the world?

Over the last 11 years, he has opened 14 locations across the Hoosier state that have created jobs. One of these locations produces millions of pounds of aluminum for other Hoosier manufacturers every single year.

Trey’s story is an example of how this state beat out others when it came to attracting talent, investments, and ultimately, a family. If it weren’t for politics, who wouldn’t be happy to share this piece of Indiana’s success story?

Ida Callahan, Jeffersonville (submitted by Rob Burgess)


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