Conexus Indiana created the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council (CILC) to bring industry executives together in a forum designed to identify opportunities and pursue short- and long-term solutions to grow and expand Indiana’s logistics industry.
CILC is a collaboration of more than 50 logistics executives and thought leaders from throughout the state representing all sectors of the logistics user community, which includes air, rail, truck, water, infrastructure, manufacturing, and warehouse/distribution, from every region of the state. These industry executives volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that Indiana continues to elevate its reputation as the “Crossroads of America.”
Enhance the environment for companies in advanced manufacturing and logistics to grow their businesses, taking advantage of Indiana’s position at the heart of the global supply chain;
Create a more attractive environment for manufacturing and logistics companies to relocate to or expand in Indiana, creating jobs and increasing state and local revenue; and
Create high paying jobs for Hoosiers: the average wage of Indiana manufacturing and logistics jobs is more than 33% higher than the state’s median income.
From 2008 to 2010, CILC worked to develop the short-term strategies and tactics outlined in Phase I: A Plan for Indiana’s Logistics Future.
By traveling the state and meeting with elected officials, economic development groups and statewide logistics executives, CILC was able to implement many of the recommendations from Phase I. In fact, Phase I has been widely utilized by Indiana’s Congressional delegation, Indiana Governors Mike Pence and Mitch Daniels, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Ports of Indiana, statewide trade associations, local economic development groups and many other important stakeholders.
From 2010 to 2014, CILC developed its second strategic plan, Delivering Indiana’s Logistics Future, which includes achievements and successes from Phase I, long-term strategies and tactics, federal and state financing solutions on funding recommendations in the first plan, and future long-term innovations needed for the logistics industry.