Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Where Are The Jobs?
WTHR's Bob Segal continues a story he has been tracking for the past year. Where are the jobs? He's talking about the more than 100,000 jobs the Indiana Economic Development Corporation claims have been created through the economic development incentive efforts of the agency. Segal has learned it is like pulling teeth getting Mitch Roob's agency to produce documents to back up the job claims. Waiting as long as six months to get some information, Segal finds information such as the positions created and the pay for those jobs have been redacted from the documents. His year-long story has led him to conclude as many as 40% of the jobs claimed to have been created never materialized. Looks like good campaign fodder for Mitch Daniels' opponents should he decide to run for president in 2012. The failed privatization effort at FSSA also provides good campaign fodder for opponents. Remember who was responsible for that deal? Yep, Mitch Roob.