“In its endorsement released Monday morning, the chamber noted Hogsett’s focus on inclusive growth, specifically mentioning his recent proposal to restructure economic incentives to require jobs pay at least $18 per hour and Indy Achieves Promise Scholarship, a new program sponsored by the city that provides financial aid to low-income students from Marion County who attend IUPUI or Ivy Tech Community College.
The endorsement also mentions Hogsett’s ability to keep a balanced budget while making investments in public safety and infrastructure, and his support for improving public transportation and regionalism.
The Indy Chamber also endorsed Hogsett during his campaign in 2015 against Republican business owner and political novice Chuck Brewer.
In a statement, Hogsett said he was honored to receive the endorsement.
‘Over the last four years, I have been proud to partner with the Indy Chamber,” Hogsett said in the statement. “Together, we have charted a new roadmap for our city’s economic development, unveiled an innovative inclusive growth strategy, and continued to invest in opportunities for our city’s workforce. The Indy Chamber is an invaluable asset to our city and a strong partner to my office. I am honored to receive their support today and I look forward to continuing to work together to move Indianapolis forward.'”