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Toby McClamroch talks Indiana business with Gerry Dick


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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP managing partner Tobin McClamroch visited the set of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick to discuss news topics that are affecting Indiana businesses.

McClamroch, alongside Peter Dunn and Robin Winston, was part of the "INsiders" panel that discussed a few recent Indiana news stories and their potential impact on business in the Hoosier State. The topics discussed included Lilly’s new plan for an animal health facility, Indianapolis’ mayor decision to not bring a Democratic convention to the city and the state’s new education standards.

Gerry Dick served as mediator for each story, and asked each person what they thought of each topic. McClamroch focused his air-time on the positives of each company. 

In regards to Frankfort, Ind. becoming the state’s “food hub” he said, “I think it is similar to Lilly focusing on animal health; focus on the strengths. Clinton County has always had a strong swine production and capability. I think it fits together. It is a strong brand and a good message for Frankfort.”

Interestingly, there were a few debates between the INsiders regarding the hopes of a Democratic Convention coming to Indianapolis. Dunn and McClamroch focused on the money it would cost the city to raise to get the bid, while Winston focused on how the convention would affect Indianapolis’ future as a city “to watch out for.”

In regards to the state’s new education standards which passed on April 28, 2014, McClamroch believed that bi-partisanship was shown through the duel effort of Glenda Ritz and the governor.

“I think the most important thing by a big margin in this situation is that Glenda Ritz and the governor obviously worked together to put these together. The fact that the standards look like they are going to be adopted by the Board of Education is good for Glenda, good for the governor and good for the state,” said McClamroch.
Overall, the panel agreed that business in Indiana is looking toward a new level of growth. Businesses across the state are looking for ways to expand rather than cut, which is a great indicator of the economic future for Indiana.

Watch the full Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick segment here.


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