Local leaders give perspective during luncheon

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Mayors from West Lafayette and Lafayette gave their perspectives on the state of the Greater Lafayette area during a luncheon held by Greater Lafayette Commerce Friday.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said the outlook is good.

“Greater Lafayette is an amazing place. We’re growing, and we’re going to be even better in the future,” said Dennis.
Dennis focused on the recent annexation and the positive impact new development will have on the area.

“With the new 231 corridor, that is a garden spot for development. We’re very focused on making sure that the development that goes out there is a good fit for West Lafayette and Purdue University,” said Dennis.

County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh was also a presenter at the luncheon and said projects outlined by the mayors show growth in Tippecanoe County. Murtaugh attributes success in the area to the strong relationship between the cities and the county.

“Between the two cities and Tippecanoe County, the spirit of cooperation is unbelievable. It’s not like this in any other community in Indiana,” said Murtaugh.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski also focused on development, including the benefits of a project that will repair and renovate Sagamore Parkway. He says projects like Sagamore Parkway attract business and encourage growth.

“It takes roads, water and sewer and all those things for businesses to be able to grow also,” said Roswarski.

Roswarski says the continued growth is possible because of Lafayette’s cooperation with West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County.

“Because of those collaborate efforts, that you see on project after project after project. By pooling our resources we can make our self a more attractive area and that’s why we continue to be one of the best metros in the county,” said Roswarski.

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