Jason Potthoff, owner of The Fox’s Den, a local landscaping company, a public accountant and a Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce member, said he will keep the governor’s request in mind.
“I’ll take that to heart,” he said, “whether it’s an old college buddy, I’ll keep that in the back of my mind — doing a better job of selling the state.”
Potthoff said he was impressed by Pence’s views on business, particularly small business, adding “it takes the small guys” in communities like Pulaski County to “keep things rolling.”
“That’s the best thing the state can do — keep the environment moving with low unemployment, quality education and lower taxes than some of our neighbors,” Potthoff said.
Jacki Frain, director of Pulaski County Human Services, said one of the state’s next biggest challenges will be finding a way to continue to support retired people through transportation and other services.
In all, she said she felt the governor’s visit was positive.
“It sounds to me like they have a lot of good things going on that we don’t know about,” Frain said. “We’re very fortunate he comes to small communities.”
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK