Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) Melton To Explore Gubernatorial Run By Brandon Smith • Jun 4, 2019 Brandon Smith Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) will announce Tuesday evening he’s exploring a bid for governor. Melton is the first Democrat to take formal steps towards a 2020 gubernatorial run. State Economic Development Leaders Tout Business Growth Amidst International Tariffs By Samantha Horton • Sep 18, 2018 Becca Costello A day after President Donald Trump announced another $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products, members of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) insisted they remain optimistic about statewide business growth.