Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ronald Reagan Parkway Lures Businesses

On Wednesday, July 11, Indiana motorists passed for the first time over a new two-mile, four-lane section of the Ronald Reagan Parkway. The Reagan Parkway, when completed, will stretch 9.8 miles, connecting I-70 and I-65 through Hendricks and Boone counties.

Indianans have high expectations for the parkway around which commercial, industrial, and office development is expected to cause a boom of regional economic growth. Millions of square feet of warehouses and distribution centers have already been constructed.

The Ronald Reagan Parkway appropriately preserves President Reagan’s distinguished legacy,” said Grover Norquist, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, a leading force in preserving Reagan’s legacy. “With the creation of Reagan Parkway, Indianans look to imitate the period of economic growth and development enjoyed as a result of the president’s strong policies.”

As president, Ronald Reagan fought to eliminate the threat of communism throughout the world. Domestically, President Reagan’s broad tax cuts and bold monetary policy curbed inflation and promoted a healthy business environment in the United States.

Indiana is already home to I-469, a 31-mile beltway near Fort Wayne, which in 2004 was dubbed the Ronald Reagan Expressway. The newly-named Ronald Reagan Parkway joins over 95 dedications to the late president in the United States. RRLP praises all efforts in Indiana and beyond to memorialize America’s 40th president.

Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a time of pride and hope for a bright future in America,” continued Norquist. “It is important that we take every opportunity to preserve and cherish the liberty and prosperity he brought our country.”