• (Image courtesy of ARCH Inc.) The former GE Broadway Campus in Fort Wayne, slated for a massive redevelopment, has once again appeared on this year's Most Endangered List.

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    Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

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    I-65 Widening Work Starts Soon in NWI

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  • myCOI currently has 36 full-time employees in Indiana.

    Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

    Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase. Its clients include Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cushman and Wakefield and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • IHIF CEO Kristin Jones is pictured on the left with SLA CEO Scott Johnstone.

    Hoosier, Scottish Organizations Sign Life Sciences MOU

    The Indiana Health Industry Forum has announced an international partnership. The organization has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with its counterpart in Scotland, the Scottish Lifesciences Association, which will involve sharing member benefits. IHIF says Scotland's life sciences cluster is similar to Indiana's. It considers the European Union nation a "key international partner." IHIF Chief Executive Officer Kristin Jones says...

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    GE Looks to 'Balance The Equation' For Women

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which has three manufacturing sites throughout the state, is launching an effort designed to get more women into its tech-driven work force. Balance the Equation is looking to attract 20,000 women into STEM fields by 2020 and boosting its representation of women and men in entry-level programs to a 50:50 ratio. Other facets of Balance the Equation include...

  • (Image from video of Barstool Heartland office in Indianapolis courtesy of Buckingham Companies.)

    Pat McAfee Selects 'Barstool Sports' Space in Indy

    The sports humor and lifestyle media company launched by former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has announced the location of its Indianapolis office. Barstool Heartland, a division of Barstool Sports, will be located near the Indianapolis Central Library. Plans call for the space in the Buckingham Companies'-owned Library Square property to include a television and radio production studio, basketball court, golf simulator and private editing rooms.

  • McCormick was a lifelong resident of Knox County.

    Vincennes Mourns McCormick

    Longtime businessman and Vincennes University board member C. James McCormick has passed away. Vincennes President Chuck Johnson says McCormick's time on the board marked "remarkable years of progress, thanks in part to his visionary leadership and generous philanthropy." Service to Vincennes ran in McCormick's family. McCormick served on the Vincennes board from 1990-1999 and 2007-2017.

  • NASCAR Shifts Date of Brickyard 400

    NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including moving the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event at the World's Greatest Racecourse is scheduled next year for September 9th, as opposed to previous years in July or early August. This year's Brickyard 400 weekend will take place July 21-23. The racing series says the shift positions the race in a more prime place in its regular season schedule -- at the end.

  • Downtown Indy Space to Become Infosys U.S. 'Hub'

    State, city and company officials Tuesday laid out several reasons for why India-based technology giant Infosys selected Indianapolis as its first U.S. tech and innovation hub. They include Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline. The company plans to invest more than $8.7 million into Indy, hiring up to 2,000 workers by 2022. Infosys says it will occupy around 35,000 square-feet of space in OneAmerica Tower downtown.

  • (Image courtesy of Lilly Endowment Inc.) Organizations supported in 2016 by Lilly Endowment include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, which was founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.

    Lilly Endowment: Grant Awards Rise, Assets Dip in 2016

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has released its annual report. The foundation says it awarded grants totaling $452.8 million in 2016, compared to $435.5 million in 2015. Lilly Endowment's total assets from year-to-year dipped to $10.3 billion last year from $11.8 billion in 2015. The report shows 46 percent of grants received were for community development, 33 percent were for religious organizations and 21 percent went to educational initiatives.

  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. The school also says legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are from the manufacturing, health care and natural gas industries.

  • Veach's Toy Station first opened in Richmond in 1938.

    Veach's Toy Station Slated to Close

    After 79 years, the third generation owners of a Richmond landmark have announced plans to close. In a statement posted to Facebook, John and Shari Veach say Veach's Toy Station will close in August. The family cites declining sales and changes in the toy store business as factors in the decision. In 2014, the business was featured by NBC's TODAY and received a makeover for its downtown Richmond building and assistance with marketing as part of a national competition.

  • Birge Picked to Lead 'Next Level' Coworking Space

    The new executive director of a coworking space set to open in Indianapolis says she has a big opportunity to help foster connections throughout the state. Katie Birge, former director of the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.'s Bloomington Technology Partnership and digital marketing strategist for Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies LLC, will become executive director of Launch Indy June 1. 

  • The announcement is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Stage Set For 'Significant' Tech Announcement

    The office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says a "significant economic development announcement" will be made Tuesday morning. Hogsett will be joined by Governor Eric Holcomb and a global tech company to provide details at the news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. Officials have not publicly stated which company is involved in advance of the announcement.

  • Sherard Clinkscales is ISU's director of athletics.

    ISU Looks to Elevate Athletics With New Campaign

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  • Inside Salesforce Tower Renovation

    The tallest building in the state has more than a new name. The interior of the 48-story structure is undergoing a major renovation. Salesforce currently occupies four floors in Salesforce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six. Salesforce Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate Elizabeth Pinkham says each floor will adhere to the company's new 'Ohana' design theme, currently being implemented at its headquarters in San Francisco.

  • (Image of Ashley Willis courtesy of the Pike County Economic Development Corp.)

    Pike County Continues Focus Near I-69

    Pike County officials are moving forward on an effort to attract development along the expanded I-69 corridor in the southern part of the state. A master plan for 3,500 acres of undeveloped property in Petersburg, expected to be complete by August, will lay the groundwork for future potential investment that could include a mix of retail, residential and industrial projects.

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  • SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff speaking in downtown Indianapolis during grand opening ceremonies.

    Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

    Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana's tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant's previously-announced commitment for 800 new jobs over the next five years.

  • Mayor Lobbies For Affordable Housing Near New Park

    A $1.2 million affordable housing project is planned in Bloomington. Mayor John Hamilton is seeking approval of leasing city-owned land near Switchyard Park to nonprofit developer South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities for $1. The park takes up more than 65 acres of former industrial property that the city is featuring for potential redevelopment opportunities. The organization is an affiliate of the Bloomington Housing Authority.

  • Leadership Indianapolis Names Christina Hale CEO

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  • (Image of Marsha Stone provided by Indianapolis International Airport)

    Indy Airport, Chamber Solidify Partnership

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  • Indiana's Unemployment Rate Falls Again

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  • Image of the Hammond federal court building courtesy of the U.S. Federal Courts system.

    Charges Allege Fraud From Gary Tax Preparer

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  • The building was constructed in the 1920s and has been vacant since 2015.

    Restaurant to Bring New Life to Historic Building

    Colorado-based The Kitchen Restaurant Group has announced plans to transform a former South Broad Ripple grocery store in Indianapolis into a new, farm-to-table restaurant. Next Door, which will be the company's second restaurant in Indianapolis, is slated to open in November. 

  • (L to R) LSI Group CEO Robert Baker and Roof Hugger President Dale Nelson.

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  • HIP Waiver Extension Gets Amendment

    Governor Eric Holcomb says the state has made an amendment to the Healthy Indiana Plan waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Holcomb says the amendment eases administrative burdens, expands treatment options and enhances HIP's Gateway to Work program.

  • Major Road Project to Start in Delaware County

    Work is set to begin next week on a $16 million project on State Road 3 in east central Indiana. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the project aims to maintain and preserve pavement and drainage structures on more than 12 miles of road between New Castle and Muncie.

  • Indy Tech Startup Scores Funding

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  • (Courtesy of Evansville Regional Airport)

    Evansville Airport Set For Terminal Renovation

    The terminal at Evansville Regional Airport is slated for a major renovation. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the more than $12 million redesign will include an addition to the terminal, outdoor improvements and a single security line. 

  • (rendering courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Fort Wayne Approves Riverfront Contracts

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  • (photo courtesy Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra)

    Symphony on the Prairie Lands New Title Sponsor

    A longstanding event in Fishers has a new title sponsor. Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is partnering with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. The announcement follows Marsh Supermarkets dropping out as the title sponsor after filing for bankruptcy.

  • State Looking to Boost STEM Teachers

    The state's efforts to attract and retain teaching talent continue. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is making $10 million in STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants available to organizations seeking to address the shortage of STEM teachers throughout Indiana. 

  • Joe McCurdy owns the land and donated the conservation easement.

    Parke County Land Gains Protection

    Nearly 400 acres of land in Parke County have received protection from future development. Joe McCurdy, a local entrepreneur, has donated a conservation easement to the Central Indiana Land Trust to ensure the property will serve as a home to rare and endangered plants and animals. 

  • Simon recently opened outlets in South Korea and France.

    Simon Plans Billions in Investment

    Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) says it expects to pump about $1 billion both this year and next into its shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use properties. The Real Estate Investment Trust says it has already invested more than $5 billion into development projects throughout the United States over the past five years.

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  • (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    ISU Names College of Education Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Janet Buckenmeyer as dean of the Bayh College of Education. Buckenmeyer, who currently serves as dean of the college of education at Armstrong State University in Georgia, will begin her new role July 31.

  • (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame to Host Job Fairs

    The University of Notre Dame is looking to fill more than 100 regular part-time and full-time positions. The university is hosting a series of job fairs, beginning Wednesday, to fill the jobs it says have been created by campus growth and existing vacancies. 

  • The trip follows Infosys naming Indianapolis as the home of its first U.S. tech and innovation hub.

    Holcomb Leading Delegation to Silicon Valley

    On the heels of the announcement that India-based Infosys will set up its first U.S. tech and innovation hub in Indianapolis, Governor Eric Holcomb is set this week to lead a delegation of the tech, education and economic development sectors on a two-day trip to San Francisco. While there, the governor will speak at Infosys Confluence, the company's annual leadership conference.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says his office can use Indiana's $623,097 share at is discretion.

    Indiana Shares in $18.5M Target Settlement

    Indiana will receive more than $600,000 as part of an $18.5 million settlement with  INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that Indiana has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

  • (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin, The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Franciscan to End Partnership With Rehab Provider

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance will end its partnership with the former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in September. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the rehab facilities and outpatient centers in which RIC currently operates are expected to remain open.

  • Home Sales Increase in April

    F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales in central Indiana increased 5 percent in April. More than 3,300 homes were sold in the 15-county region, up from more than 3,100 during the same month the previous year. 

  • Akanocure is also researching technology that could synthesize and develop anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs derived from natural sources.

    Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

    The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

  • Brown calls the Indy 500 opportunity "truly a dream come true."

    Opera Star to Perform Before Indy 500

    Indianapolis native and world-renowned opera singer Angela Brown will sing "God Bless America" ahead of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. She joins singers including Bebe Rexha and Jim Cornelison in pre-race performances. Brown gained fame in the opera world after debuting at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of "Aida."

  • Todd Clark (photo courtesy Old National Bancorp)

    Old National Adds Executive Position

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) has named Todd Clark chief information and strategic innovation officer. In his newly-created role, Clark will be responsible for the company's information technology division as well as leading its consumer banking strategy.

  • The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network will have a satellite office in the new facility.

    Lutheran Breaks Ground on Wabash Facility

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has broken ground on a new outpatient center in Wabash. The health system plans to invest $10 million into the facility, which is expected to create 36 jobs. The 30,000 square-foot outpatient center is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Retiring

    The chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is stepping down. Deborah Hearn Smith says she will retire at the end of the year, after serving as CEO since 2001. Smith has been a part of Girl Scouts on a professional level since the early 1970s.

  • (file photo)

    Grant to Fuel Bosma Expansion

    The United Way of Central Indiana has awarded a $750,000 grant to Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises. The nonprofit, which serves people who are blind or visually impaired, plans to use the funding toward the renovation and expansion of its rehabilitation center on the city's northwest side.

  • Lippert Acquires Lexington Business

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has acquired the marine and recreational vehicle seating business of Lexington LLC, also based in Elkhart. Lippert says the company will add Lexington's employees to its portfolio as part of the $40 million deal.

  • First Merchants Completes Arlington Acquisition

    First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) has completed its more than $82 million acquisition of Ohio-based The Arlington Bank. The Muncie-based bank plans to complete the integration of The Arlington Bank under the First Merchants brand during the third quarter. 

  • EasyDial expects to begin Porter County operations in 2018.

    Porter County Lands Med Tech Expansion

    A California-based medical device manufacturer has announced a big investment in Porter County. EasyDial, which makes portable hemodialysis machines, has broken ground on a more than $21 million production facility in Chesterton, which it says will result in nearly 100 new jobs. The company says the new facility will be equipped to produce 1.3 million units by 2020 for patients throughout the United States.

  • 3-D Printing Company Details Growth Plans

    Indianapolis-based 3rd Dimension LLC is planning to add up to 45 jobs by 2022. The 3-D printing company, launched by a former IndyCar engineer, says it will invest more than $800,000 into the expansion. 3rd Dimension currently employs nine and will be adding engineering, machinist, sales and production positions. The company says on-average, the new jobs are expected to pay more than 60 percent higher than the state average.

  • (file photo)

    Three Charged in Amazon Fraud Scheme

    A couple from Delaware County and a man from Indianapolis are facing charges related to an alleged $1.2 million scheme involving Amazon. Erin and Leah Finan and Danijel Glumac are accused of defrauding Amazon of hundreds of electronics products and selling them on the black market.

  • Greenwood Chamber Elects Board Chair

    The Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected Christine Alfery chair for 2017-2018. Alfery, regional sales manager for First Merchants Bank, has served on the board since 2010.

  • Gretzky Returning to Indy

    One of the greatest hockey players in history is set to return to Indianapolis. The Indy Fuel says Wayne Gretzky will take part in the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in January. 

  • Another historical marker honors T.C. Steele's work in Indianapolis and relationship with the John Herron Art Institute.

    Two Historical Markers to be Dedicated

    The Indiana Historical Bureau will Saturday hold dedication ceremonies for to new historical markers. The events will commemorate the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis and the home, studio and gardens of artist T.C. Steele in Nashville.

  • Developers say the Overpass is already at full occupancy.

    'Overlook' Aims to Provide Opportunity

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  • (photo courtesy Duke Energy Indiana)

    Officials Cut Ribbon on Solar Plant at NSA Crane

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch joined officials from Planfield-based Duke Energy Indiana, the Department of the Navy and Naval Support Activity Crane to cut the ribbon on a 17-megawatt solar power plant at the naval base. The solar plant includes 76,000 solar panels across 145 acres.

  • Former IU Health Chief Joins Consulting Firm

    The former chief executive officer of Indiana University Health is taking on a new role. Dan Evans, who retired from IU Health in May 2016, will serve as a senior director in the health and biosciences group with Indianapolis-based Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting. 

  • OUCC, Vectren Reach Agreement on Rate Case

    The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says it has reached a settlement with Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) on a proposed seven-year electric infrastructure plan. The agreement, which requires approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, reduces Vectren's proposal by more than $67 million.

  • (photo courtesy Harrison County Economic Development Corp.)

    Harrison County Set to Develop New Business Park

    The Harrison County Economic Development Corp. has acquired 50 acres of land near Lanesville to be developed into a new business park. The organization says the land, which cost $2.5 million, has high potential for new business development and job creation.

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