Resulting from an unprecedented collaboration among Indiana's logistics leaders, Phase I: A Plan for Indiana's Logistics Future establishes a clear path toward growing the state's position as the "Crossroads of America" into that of a global logistics magnet. If implemented by the public and private sectors, the plan has the potential to attract new business, grow existing business and create jobs.

The key strategies outlined in the strategic plan are:

  • Increase the flow of goods originating, terminating, and adding value within the State of Indiana over the next three years, thereby, creating an increase of net new jobs and growing the logistics sector.
  • Provide a broad-based forum, consisting of statewide business executives throughout the logistics industry, for collectively vetting critical relevant logistics public policy issues of commonality, therefore optimizing the business climate.
  • Strengthen and grow the logistics qualified workforce by creating portable skills curricula leading to academic degrees/certifications that will increase the pipeline of qualified workers over the next three years.
  • Increase the public's awareness of the importance of the logistics industry on the state's economy.

To achieve these goals, Conexus Indiana identified key items in the areas of infrastructure, workforce development, public policy and public awareness, and has developed strategies to advance these goals. Since the plan's release in March 2010, Conexus Indiana has been involved in advancing key infrastructure projects throughout the state, expanding intermodal rail capacity, supporting priority policy issues at the statehouse, and developing a plan to attract additional air cargo to Indiana's airports.

Phase II of the strategic plan is being developed, and will take a longer view of Indiana's logistics future. It will include a cost analysis of Phase I priorities, recommendations for future infrastructure financing and a specific air cargo strategy.

Click here to read Phase I: A Plan For Indiana's Logistics Future.


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