IC 36-7.5-0.1-1 General assembly findings
Sec. 1. The general assembly finds the following:
(1) The eligible counties face unique and distinct challenges
and opportunities related to transportation and economic
development that are different in scope and type than those
faced by other units of local government in Indiana.
(2) A unique approach is required to fully take advantage of the
economic development potential of the Chicago, South Shore,
and South Bend Railway and the Gary/Chicago International
Airport and the Lake Michigan shoreline.
(3) The powers and responsibilities provided to the
development authority are appropriate and necessary to carry
out the public purposes of encouraging economic development
and further facilitating the provision of air, rail, and bus
transportation services, projects, and facilities, shoreline
development projects, and economic development projects in
the eligible counties. As added by P.L.220-2011, SEC.667.