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Governor Pence details economic plan

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Governor Mike Pence is looking ahead to next year by unveiling his road map for jobs and improving the state's economy in 2014.

"I want Indiana to be a place where people dream big and feel most at home. To be that place, we need to focus on three things. First, it's continuing to make sure our environment is more hospitable to investment. Secondly, developing a workforce with the skills of tomorrow and third, growing and attracting world class talent," the governor said.

Watch his speech here.

Pence says Indiana is second nationally in the number of freshmen coming to our state for college, but adds a vast majority leave after graduation.

The governor's second-year agenda includes a call to eliminate the personal property tax, ease business permitting, cut certain licensing requirements and other items.

The governor's economic plan is the second piece of his 2014 agenda he is detailing before the General Assembly takes up his agenda. He talked about his education proposals during a stop in Corydon last week.

Lawmakers convene for their 2014 session next month.

Eliminating the personal property tax could prove to be a tough haul, however. Local leaders have already expressed serious concerns about losing a combined $1 billion in tax collections.

Learn more about the governor's plans.

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