The council is charged with developing opportunities for Hoosiers to gain employment and earn competitive wages. Serving as the governor’s adviser, the council works to address Indiana’s workforce needs through efficient training and development programs.
“We need to pursue strategies to make our workforce and our entire state more competitive and attractive,” said Shreve, who will serve a two-year term. “We need to spur growth and investment throughout Indiana to directly impact Indiana’s economic vitality. When we enhance skill sets, create jobs, increase personal income and improve quality of life, we will attract great people, companies and industries to our thriving state.
“I’m really looking forward to my first meeting later this month, and to serving with Commissioner Steve Braun and other talented Hoosiers. I think we can get some good things done!
Shreve retired from District 23 at the end of his term in December. He was elected to serve out the remaining three years of Jeff Cardwell’s term when Cardwell resigned to serve in Pence’s Cabinet. Shreve, a graduate of Indiana and Purdue universities, is the founder and owner of Storage Express, a self-storage business with 66 locations in Indiana.
Shreve announced his candidacy for the senate in November and has been slated by the Marion County Republican Party. The District 36 seat is being vacated by Brent Waltz, who is running for Congress.
Also slated were Mike Speedy and David Frizzell from the 90th and 93rd districts, respectively.
“I believe that Senate District 36 has a lot to be proud of,” Shreve said. “But we must keep working. We need to ensure that Hoosiers have access to a great education, receive the training necessary to succeed in good paying jobs and are able to raise their families in safe and vibrant communities. I look forward to the challenge ahead ... and ask for your support.”