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Purdue Extension topic of upcoming chamber meeting

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a member meeting featuring a Purdue Extension educator at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6.

The event will feature Mandy Gray, health and human services specialist for the Hancock County Purdue Extension. The meeting is at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Gray will be speaking about Purdue Extension.

For reservations, visit www.greenfieldcc.org.

Environmental issues topic of upcoming conference

INDIANAPOLIS – A leadership conference of the Indiana Chamber will help environmental professionals identify opportunities to optimize their company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

The Indiana Chamber’s 2022 Sustainability Leadership Conference will be Sept. 8 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center in Indianapolis. Individuals can attend live or virtually. Sessions include global and national trends for sustainability; ESG 101: requirements and reporting; greenhouse gasses; decarbonization and net zero strategies; why ESG matters to commercial real estate; and circular economy.

Admission is $449 for Indiana Chamber members and $549 for non-members. Visit indianachamber.com/conferences or register at (800) 824-6885.

Indiana ranks No.1 in infrastructure study

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has been ranked No. 1 for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2022 Top States for Business annual rankings, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation. This marks the sixth consecutive year Indiana has been ranked in the top five, including No. 1 rankings in 2016 and 2019.

CNBC analyzed the sustainability of each state’s roads and bridges, along with utilities, other travel means, and potential development. According to CNBC’s analysis, Indiana had an infrastructure score of 274 out of 380 points, leading to an A+ grade.

Indiana’s recent infrastructure accomplishments include a 20-year roads plan; construction of the I-69 extension from Evansville to Indianapolis; more than $1 billion invested in delivering the largest public transit projects in Indiana history – The West Lake extension and double tracking of the South Shore Line; $100 million to bring affordable high-speed fiber optic broadband access to unserved and underserved areas of the state; and $90 million to connect more Hoosiers to hiking, biking and riding trails.

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