Economist discusses local, state workforce development efforts

The economy of a community requires a lot of things, but one key is having people who are actively involved and engaged at every level of making that growth happen.

An economist recently delivered that message to those attending Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.’s annual meeting in Seymour.

Gerry Dick, host and creator of the radio and television show “Inside Indiana Business,” said communities that have strong schools, health care systems and other infrastructure in place are the ones that are most successful.

“I see a lot of that here in this room,” Dick said during the luncheon Friday at The Pines Evergreen Room.

The Clinton native said in speaking privately with some before the luncheon, he learned Seymour and Jackson County face an issue that is statewide — workforce development.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.