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Governor Holcomb Recognized: Tech Jobs & Fighting the Opioid Crisis

In the last week, Governor Eric Holcomb was recognized not just once, but TWICE, for his work to deliver results for Hoosiers on two of his main priorities – growing our economy and fighting the drug epidemic.

He was named the Trailblazer of the Year at Techpoint’s (Indiana’s technology initiative) Mira Awards gala over the weekend, and just yesterday he was awarded the Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award by Fairbanks, a provider of addiction treatment and recovery programs across the state.

Techpoint Mira Awards Trailblazer of the Year
This award recognizes visionaries who have a lasting and significant impact on the state’s tech community (and the thousands of high-paying tech jobs across our state). Read about his contributions to the tech community here – including supporting venture capital, cybersecurity initiatives, computer science education and MORE – and check out this video with several of Indiana’s tech leaders telling the story of Governor Holcomb’s impact.

Richard M. Fairbanks Circle of Hope Award
Presented annually, this award honors an individual who has made a major impact in the field of addiction. Yesterday, Fairbanks acknowledged Governor Holcomb for his actions to attack the drug crisis head-on and help Hoosiers recover through prevention, treatment and enforcement. Watch as community leaders weigh in regarding Governor Holcomb’s common sense approach and strong leadership here – and find updates on his Next Level Recovery initiative here.

Way to go, Governor Holcomb!