Conexus Indiana released the 2010 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card in June of 2010 with an event that featured a panel discussion with the following community leaders:

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Watch the Panel Discussion

The panel was moderated by Carol D'Amico, Senior Advisor, Conexus Indiana.  Videos from the panel discussion are below.  Double-click on any of the videos to view in a larger screen.  To watch the entire panel discussion please click here to be directed to the Indianapolis Business Jounal's website.

Introduction of the Panel

Welcome by Greg Morris, Vice President of Operations, IBJ Media

Opening Remarks by Steve Dwyer

Michael Hick's thoughts on Indiana's position as the economy recovers

Part One of Michael Hicks' 2010 Manufacturing & Logstics Report Card Presentation

Part Two of Michael Hicks' 2010 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card Presentation


Mitch Roob discusses what makes Indiana an attractive destination for foreign direct investment


Tony Bennett on the role of vocational education in Indiana's future 

Gina DelSanto on re-training Hoosier workers 

Mark Howell on the need for a comprehensive statewide strategic plan for the logistics industry 

Steve Dwyer discusses the shift from low-skill to middle and high-skill jobs in advanced manufacturing and logistics

The panel discusses growing versus attracting a qualified workforce

Mark Howell discusses the workforce challenges faced by the logistics industry

Panel discusses the resources that are available to assist employers in "up-skilling" their workforces

Mitch Roob discusses the lack of venture capital in Indiana and what is being done to solve the shortage

Closing thoughts by Steve Dwyer on what can be done to make sure Indiana is well positioned as the economy recovers

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Click to download a copy of the 2010 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card