Greensburg Daily News: “The Kids Discovery Factory in Batesville was highlighted as another project the state is supporting by allocating $1 million towards improvements to the facility.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated how President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is *still* delivering for Hoosiers across Indiana. Thanks to the state’s READI program – which is fully-funded by the Rescue Plan – families will see a new children’s discovery center and museum in Batesville. This $1 million investment will attract about 30,000 tourists annually to the community. Batesville has a better future ahead, and it’s because Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan delivered when it mattered most.
In contrast, the Indiana Republican Party – including U.S. Congressman Trey Hollingsworth – said “NO” to this brighter future. Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this project “socialism” – claiming the Republicans’ opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. The Indiana GOP’s opposition to the kitchen-table issues is another reminder they have no plan for Indiana’s future – just abiding by an extremist agenda.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:
Greensburg Daily News: Batesville ready for READI funds
The Kids Discovery Factory in Batesville was highlighted as another project the state is supporting by allocating $1 million towards improvements to the facility.
“This is a big step forward for Kids Discovery Factory,” KDF Executive Director Emili Uden said. “We are excited that the state recognizes this project as an asset for kids and their families in southeastern Indiana.”
Kids Discovery Factory, a non-profit community organization dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, will renovate a 100-year-old, three-story building at 110 Sycamore Street and develop the neighboring vacant lot to create a permanent children’s discovery center and museum.
This unique regional tourism and field trip destination will inspire young learners to innovate and create through world class exhibits, engaging programs, and STEAM learning labs, providing a first-of-its-kind educational opportunity for students in the region.
KDF is expected to attract 30,000 visitors annually, supporting students and families in the region and reigniting regional tourism.
“When we ranked all the projects in the ARI Region, Kids Discovery Factory quickly rose to the top of the list. Kids Discovery Factory reaches beyond the Batesville area and is truly a regional project,” Economic Development Director Sarah Lamping said.