• Rendering courtesy of The Refinery

    The Refinery Events Space Opens in Jeffersonville

    The Refinery Events Space celebrated the opening of its new event space in Jeffersonville this week. The company invested $200,000 into the renovation of the 18,000-square-foot space and says it will be available to host a variety of events, catering to any style. 

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    Farmer's Fridge Expands to Indianapolis

    A Chicago-based company is looking to make fresh, healthy food as convenient in Indianapolis as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge has expanded to more than a dozen locations in the Indy market with its "smart fridges" the size of vending machines, which feature a variety of freshly-made products such as salads, bowls and snacks. Rachel Rischall, director of communications for Farmer's Fridge, says the food is made fresh every day and shipped to nearly 300 fridges in...

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    IU Wins 2019 Citrix Innovation Award

    Indiana University was awarded the 2019 Citrix Innovation Award at Citrix Synergy, a digital work conference running this week in Atlanta. The university was one of three global finalists, but came out on top for its two accessibility tech projects that help students with disabilities. 

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    Goshen Schools Receive Green Ribbon Schools Award

    Goshen Community Schools has received the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Award. Goshen Community Schools join 35 schools nationally who received the 2019 award. 

  • Lilly Debuts Lower-Cost Insulin

    A new, lower-cost insulin option is now available from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) The authorized generic version of Humalog, Insulin Lispro Injection, has a 50 percent lower list price than its identical medicine. 

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    Whitestown Tops Indiana's Fastest-Growing Communities

    The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says Whitestown in Boone County is Indiana's fastest-growing place for the eighth consecutive year. The university says the town’s population has nearly tripled from 3,132 in 2010 to 8,627 last year. 

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    Bloomington Launches Online Economic Development Tool

    The city of Bloomington has officially launched its new online development tool. The platform will streamline public data for current and prospective business owners and entrepreneurs.

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    Ambrose: Glick Partnership Adds to Community Focus

    The founder and president of Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group says the new partnership involving apartments at the $1.4 billion Waterside development highlights the project's focus on community. The commercial real estate firm announced today that the Gene B. Glick Co. would build and manage apartments on the site. Ambrose Founder and President Aasif Bade says the decision to partner with Glick had a lot to do with the company's track record not only with real estate, but it...

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    Bloomington Joins U.S. Green Building Council Program

    The city of Bloomington has announced its participation in the U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Cities and Communities grant program. The city says it will receive financial assistance, educational resources and technical support when it becomes a cerifited city in the program.

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    Fort Wayne Trails Names Executive Director

    The Fort Wayne Trails Board of Directors has named Megan McClellan executive director of the organization. McClellan, who previously served as executive director for Trails at the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation, will step into the new role June 3. 

  • DePauw Receives $2M for Student Housing

    DePauw University has received $2 million in gifts. The funding will support the construction of a new first-year residential development. 

  • Hupfer Elected to RNC Budget Committee

    Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer will serve as the Midwest representative on the Republican National Committee Budget Committee, after being unanimously elected earlier this week. Hupfer will also continue to serve as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and as treasurer of Eric Holcomb for Indiana campaign. 

  • The company plans to add the new jobs next month.

    Aurora Casket Facility Adding Jobs

    Pittsburgh-based Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions has announced plans to add nearly three dozen jobs at its Dearborn County casket facility. The company says the new jobs come as a new cremation casket product line is being added to the facility in Aurora.

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    Fadness Talks Regional Collaboration in State of the City

    Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness delivered his State of the City address Thursday and expressed his increased focus on regional collaboration. The mayor highlighted some efforts currently underway, as well as other quality of life initiatives in the Hamilton County city.

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    Parkview Institute Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

    Parkview Cancer Institute has announced a new partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a certified member of the network, Parkview Cancer Institute will now have access to MD Anderson resources to assist with the diagnosing, treatment and quality of cancer care provided in northeast Indiana. 

  • Infrastructure Projects Receive $55M in Awards

    The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization has awarded $55.5 million in federal funding for projects that will go to bid in State Fiscal Year 2024. The funding will support electric buses, pedestrian safety enhancements and roundabouts in Beech Grove, Carmel, Fishers and Indianapolis.   

  • Indy will now host the combine through 2021.

    Indy Gets Extension to Host NFL Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine will remain in Indianapolis for at least another year. The league announced Thursday the event, which has been hosted in Indy every year since 1987, will continue in the Circle City through 2021 with a series of annual options. Earlier this year, Visit Indy said it was competing with other cities such as Los Angeles and Dallas to host the combine beyond 2020. Chris Gahl, vice president of Visit Indy, says this year's combine generated more than...

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    Flexware to Break Ground on Headquarters

    Fisher’s based engineering servicing firm, Flexware Innovation Inc., will break ground Thursday on its new headquarters the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The $3.5 million project will feature a 35,000-square-foot office building with 12,000-square feet of office space for Flexware and what it calls “a build-to-suit area” in the remaining space. 

  • The Shelby County event will be held at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

    Career Fairs Set For Central Indiana

    A pair of career fairs will take place Thursday afternoon in central Indiana. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Job and Career Fair at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, while the Aviation Institute of Maintenance will host a career fair at its campus just south of Indianapolis International Airport.

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    AWS Foundation Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation has broken ground on a new 7,800 square-foot office building. The foundation says the $2.8 million building is slated for completion in November.

  • Starcraft Names General Manager, Moves Production

    Topeka-based recreational vehicle manufacturer Starcraft has named Brion Brady general manager for its Starcraft and Highland Ridge divisions. The company says it also has plans to upgrade equipment and move production to newer facilities on its Middlebury and Shipshewana campuses.

  • The committees will meet in the summer and fall months leading up to the 2020 legislative session.

    Council Unveils Study Committee Topics

    The Indiana General Assembly's Legislative Council has assigned topics to be discussed in study committees this year. The topics that will be studied this summer and fall range from the effect of property tax referenda on teacher pay to taxation of CBD oil and vaping products, criteria for the formation of regional development authorities and adoption subsidies.

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    Protective Insurance Names CEO

    Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTVCA, PTVCB) has named Jeremy Johnson chief executive officer. Johnson previously served as CEO and president of Lexington Insurance Company, AIG’s excess and surplus lines unit.

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    Gary/Chicago International Airport Re-Opens Main Runway

    The Gary/Chicago International Airport has re-opened its main runway. The $7 million project to convert nearly 3,300 feet of asphalt runway to concrete started at the beginning of this month.

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    Hammond to Close Three Schools, to Cut Jobs

    The  School City of Hammond board has voted to close three schools and cut 130-150 positions. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Columbia and Lafayette Elementary schools, and the Miller School will close after this school year. 

  • UIndy to Launch the Sease Institute

    The University of Indianapolis has announced a new institute aimed at meeting the growing need to develop regionally-based, high-skill talent. The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute will launch in July with the goal of equipping participants with the ability to learn new skills, advance existing ones and either gain new employment or progress in their chosen field. UIndy President Robert Manuel says the institute creates an opportunity for the university to be address both...

  • Construction on the array is expected to begin in 2022.

    Shelby County Solar Project Moves Forward

    Plans for a massive solar installation in Shelby County continue to move forward. The Shelby County Development Corp. says the $175 million Speedway Solar project has received all necessary approvals from local authorities, with construction set to begin in 2022.

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    Fountain Square Brewing Merges With New Day Craft

    Two brands founded in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis have announced a merge. Fountain Square Brewing will join New Day Craft to serve craft beers, meads, ciders and spritzers across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and New York City. 

  • Ivy Tech Community College will be among employers at the job fair.

    Lawrence County to Host Job Fair

    The 2019 Lawrence County Job Fair will kick-off on May 22 at the Bender Lumber Banquet Hall in Bedford. WorkOne South Central, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence County Economic Growth Council have partnered to organize the event. 

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    Upper Hand Relocates to Downtown Indy

    Upper Hand Inc has relocated its national corporate headquarters to the J.F. Wild Building in downtown Indianapolis. The company says the new 5,000-square-feet of office space will better support its growing and collaborative workforce. 

  • NIBCO is headquartered in Elkhart. (photo courtesy of NIBCO)

    Companies Detail Closures, Layoffs

    Four companies have announced plans to lay off a total of nearly 300 employees. In separate notices filed with the state, the companies say the moves will affect workers in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Charlestown and Peru.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Hill Files Lawsuit Against Sackler Family

    Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed a new lawsuit against members of the Sackler family alleging they helped spur the opioid crisis in Indiana. The family owns and operates Purdue Pharma, which is best known for producing and promoting the painkiller OxyContin. Last year, Attorney General Hill filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, stating that the company “intentionally understated the health risks of long-term opioid use and deceptively marketed several drugs in ways...

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    Indy Spot Among 'Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out'

    OpenTable has released its list of 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out for 2019. A steakhouse that opened in 1902 is the sole restaurant to represent Indiana on the list. 

  • The Hidden Heroes Lunch will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Image courtesy of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.)

    Hanks, Dole to Honor Military Caregivers in Indy

    An Academy Award-winning actor and a former U.S. senator will Wednesday kick off a two-day celebration of military caregivers in Indianapolis. Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Dole will join Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in an effort to spur discussion on how communities can help local military caregivers.

  • Mike Thibideau is the director of Indiana Workforce Recovery.

    State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

    Indiana Workforce Recovery has unveiled new guidelines for employers dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. The initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana, aims to help employers meet the requirements of Indiana's substance abuse treatment law passed last year. Mike Thibideau, director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, says many businesses do not have a plan to help employees receive assistance for drug or alcohol...

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    ACCUS Opens Indiana Office

    The Automobile Competition Committee for the United States has opened a new office in Speedway. ACCUS is a group that advocates for the top six U.S. racing sanctioning bodies: IndyCar, IMSA, NASCAR, NHRA, SCCA, and USAC. 

  • Purdue Airport (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Celebrates 10 Years of Collaboration with Able Flight

    Purdue University is celebrating 10 years of collaboration with Able Flight, a nonprofit that gives people living with disabilities the opportunity to learn to fly. Student in the program are slated to start flying today at the Purdue University Airport. 

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    Gary Bank Partnership Awards First Microloan

    The city of Gary is partnering with First Financial Bank to offer small business loans to local businesses who enter the Gary Micro-Enterprise Initiative. The city has named Joslyn Kelly, owner of J’s Breakfast Club, the first recipient of funding through the program.

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    Kokomo Hotel Could See New Developer

    City officials say a new developer for a proposed $26 million hotel and conference center in downtown Kokomo could be announced soon. The Kokomo Tribune reports the project continues to move forward despite Fishers-based Dora Hotel Co. LLC pulling out of the project earlier this month.

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    University of Evansville Selling Radio Station

    The University of Evansville has agreed to sell its radio station, WUEV. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the sale to WAY-FM, a national nonprofit radio broadcasting network, remains subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission. 

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    Tyler Trent’s Cancer Research Efforts Continue On

    The Purdue Center for Cancer Research has announced it will honor Tyler Trent through a series of collaborative research initiatives, including one that uses his donated cancer cells. The announcement comes on the same day Trent’s book, The Upset, hits stands.  

  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners is headquartered in Indianapolis.

    Calumet Reports Profit in First Quarter Results

    Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (Nasdaq: CLMT) is reporting first quarter net income of $16.4 million, compared to a net loss of $4.8 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Tim Go says the results are the best for the company's core specialty business in three years.

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    Council Approves Seymour Projects

    Two companies in Seymour are planning expansion projects. The Seymour Tribune reports the city council has approved tax abatements for more than $47 million in investments from Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. and The Andersons Inc.

  • Purdue Innovation Lab Awarded $3M

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded $3 million to Purdue University’s faculty-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling program. The funding will extend the program for another three years.  

  • Redevelopment Commission Buys Marsh Store

    The Marsh store on Nichol Avenue in Anderson has been purchased by the Anderson Redevelopment Commission for $230,000. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the commission wants to lease the building to a new grocery store, with plans to include a pharmacy and possibly a hardware store. 

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Attorney General to Detail Opioid Suit

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will Tuesday be joined by members of his Complex Litigation Team to announce a new lawsuit. Few details are available, however Hill's office says the lawsuit is related to opioids.

  • Hannah Maxey is the director of the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy.

    Summit to Focus on Healthcare Workforce

    The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine will Tuesday host its annual workforce summit. The event in downtown Indianapolis will bring together a diverse group of people to discuss complex issues surrounding healthcare workforce. Hannah Maxey, director of the Bowen Center, says discussions will focus on workforce supply and demand as well as various policy-related issues.

  • Dressbarn says no specific timeline is set yet for specific store closures.

    Dressbarn Closing All Locations

    New Jersey-based ascena retail group Inc. is shutting down its Dressbarn brand and closing all locations, including 16 throughout Indiana. In a letter to customers on its website, Dressbarn says, despite ongoing efforts, the company has not been "operating at an acceptable level of profitability to sustain itself." In a news release, ascena retail group says the move will help the company "optimize its portfolio by focusing resources on its most profitable brands."...
  • Franciscan Alliance Awarded $1.6M Grant for Opioid Treatment

    Franciscan Alliance has been awarded a three-year, $1.57 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The funding will support medically-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder at Franciscan Health hospitals in Marion and Lake counties. 

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    Old Bethlehem Steel HQ Gets Demolished

    Martin Tower, the former headquarters of Pennsylvania-based Bethlehem Steel Corp., was demolished Saturday, marking the end of the company that preceded ArcelorMittal in Porter County's Burns Harbor. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the area will be used for a new redevelopment project.

  • Developer Invests in Indy Internet Provider

    Indianapolis-based real estate developer Milhaus has announced a $5 million investment with a high-speed Internet service provider in Indy. Milhaus says the capital investment with Xiber LLC will have a specific focus on sales, customer support and executive leadership. Tadd Miller, chief executive officer of Milhaus, says the investment is the latest step in a more than three-year-old relationship between the two entities.  Miller says his company had been looking for a...

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    National Guard Brigadier General Retires

    The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Ronald Westfall in Indianapolis. Westfall retired after 40 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana.

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    iMOCA Relaunches as Indianapolis Contemporary

    The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art has a new name. The museum will now operate as Indianapolis Contemporary and has a new logo, branding and website.

  • First Internet Bancorp is headquartered in Fishers.

    First Internet Bank to Acquire First Colorado Division

    Fishers-based First Internet Bank is planning to acquire the small business lending division of First Colorado National Bank. The deal, valued at more than $150 million, is expected to close early in the third quarter. 

  • Indiana Rail Operator to be Acquired

    The owner of several Hoosier short-line railroads will soon be under new ownership. Illinois-based Pioneer Railcorp has announced an agreement to be acquired by BRX Transportation Holdings LLC.

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    Hammond Considers 3 School Closures, Cutting 130 Positions

    School City of Hammond Superintendent Scott Miller is lobbying for the closure of 3 schools, as well as cutting more than 130 positions by next year. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the plan is in response to a projected $10.2 million deficit in the district.

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    Ball State Alumni Association President Dies

    The executive director, president and chief executive officer of the Ball State University Alumni Association has died. Ed Shipley spent 34 years working for the university, 31 of which were with the Alumni Association.

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    New Headquarters to Open in Whitestown

    Medical device manufacturer PTS Diagnostics will today open its new global headquarters in Whitestown to all Indianapolis-area employees. The 135,000-square-foot facility will feature expanded manufacturing and office space to accommodate a majority of the company's current 240 employees as well as several open positions.

  • Linebarger says the $33 million Columbus investment will initially mean about 75 new jobs.

    Linebarger: Tech, Innovation Fueling Cummins Growth

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger frequently refers to the Columbus-based engine maker as a technology company that happens to be in the manufacturing sector, and last week’s announcement of nearly $70 million in projects suggests that mantra will ring true for decades to come. A new $35 million digital and IT hub in Greenwood is a perfect example. It will bring together information technology, digital and engineering talent to focus on ways to...
  • LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide.

    Engineering Company Adding Jobs in Columbus

    Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions says it will expand its Bartholomew County operations and add up to 135 jobs by 2023. The company, which provides engineering services for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries, says it will invest more than $1 million to upgrade its Columbus headquarters. LHP currently employs nearly 200 associates in Columbus and close to 500 worldwide. In addition to its Indiana headquarters, the company has operations in California...

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    Hoosier Hospitals Among 'Best Places to Work in Healthcare'

    Seven Indiana hospitals are featured on Modern Healthcare’s list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The publication says honorees on the list were selected for their ability to “stand out in their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied workforce.” 

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    Pac-Van Makes Another Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Pac-Van Inc. is once again adding to its portfolio. The storage and office space provider has acquired the assets of Kentucky-based Pier Mobile Storage, though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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    Portillo's to Open Fort Wayne Location

    Portillo's Restaurant has announced it will open a new 7,800-square-foot restaurant in Fort Wayne. The location will be near the Glenbrook Square Mall and is slated to open in late 2019. 

  • 'Grand Challenge' Takes Hoosier Pulse on Climate Change

    Findings from an Indiana University Grand Challenges initiative survey indicate Hoosiers are feeling the effects of climate change. The statewide survey, commissioned as part of the $55 million Prepared for Environmental Change effort, finds that 75 percent of respondents support efforts to address the impact of climate change in the Hoosier state. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business, Janet McCabe with the IU Environmental Resilience Institute said...

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    Frankfort Airport to Host Hangar Opening

    The Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority and First Wing Jet Center will Saturday host a grand opening celebration for its new 12,000-square-foot aircraft terminal and hangar. An official ribbon cutting event will be held at 10 a.m. 

  • NASCAR Legend to Drive Indy 500 Pace Car

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. The role will be one of two for Earnhardt, who will also serve as a commentator for NBC Sports' coverage of the race.

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    Unemployment Stays Flat in April

    Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in April, now the same as the national rate, which fell 0.2 percent over the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state lost 3,600 private sector jobs last month.

  • BASi Swings to Quarterly Loss

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a fiscal second quarter net loss of $569,000, compared to net income of $66,000 during the same period last year. Despite the drop, the pharmaceutical development company saw a 60 percent increase in revenue for the quarter.

  • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is among the 2019 recipients. (photo courtesy of  Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art)

    Hogsett Announces $1.3M for 70 Nonprofit Art Organizations

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced $1.3 million in grants to support 70 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations serving residents in Marion County during the Annual Grants Program Award Ceremony conducted in the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Grant funding comes from the City of Indianapolis and the Capital Improvement Board and is awarded through a juried public panel process conducted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.  

  • Hillenbrand is headquartered in Batesville. (photo courtesy Hillenbrand)

    Hillenbrand Launches Workforce Initiative

    Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) is launching what calls a first-of-its-kind workforce initiative. The manufacturer is partnering with its Germany-based subsidiary Coperion on the effort, which is designed to attract and retain talented employees on a global scale and help bridge the international gap in its workforce.

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    Goshen Grads Launch Beverage Venture

    Three recent graduates of Goshen College have launched a beverage company. The drink, known as "Local," comes in two flavors, watermelon-lime and orange, and will be carried by the college’s coffee shop, Java Joint.

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    Jefferson Pointe to Move Forward With Road Project

    Jefferson Point has received approval for $3.5 million in reimbursements for a new road, and officials have released a rendering depicting the outdoor shopping mall’s intended improvements. Our partners at WPTA-TV report the project will also be funded in part by the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission.

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    Regional Coalition Launches 'The Fouridor'

    A coalition of economic development leaders in south central Indiana has launched a new brand and website aimed at attracting new business to the region. The group says “The Fouridor,” highlights the region's business environment.

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    Indy Among Cities With 'Best Record Shops and Bookstores'

    Indianapolis has been recognized with 24 other cities on RAVE Review’s ‘Best Record Shops and Bookstores” list. Both Indy CD & Vinyl and Indy Reads Books are showcased on the product, experience and attraction review website.

  • Parisi currently serves as VP of Columbia Gas of Ohio.

    New CEO for IPL

    Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has announced Vincent Parisi will become the utility’s next president and chief executive officer. Parisi, who currently serves as vice president of Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc., will begin his new role in June.

  • Cummins says the new $35 million office building will be along I-65 and County Line Road.

    Big Investments Coming Along 'Cummins Corridor'

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) says it will invest nearly $70 million in its Columbus and Indianapolis operations as it celebrates 100 years in business. The company plans to pump $33 million into its Columbus Engine Plant to make it the center of its Electrified Power segment. At an event today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Cummins also announced plans to build a $35 million office building in Greenwood for about 500 digital and information technology employees...

  • Northpoint Business Park in Westfield is one of 6 sites chosen for the program in Indiana. (photo courtesy of NPwestfield.com)

    Duke Energy Chooses Sites for Readiness Program

    Duke Energy has chosen six Indiana communities to participate in its Site Readiness Program, which finds, evaluates and improves sites for potential industrial development.  Site development companies and an engineering company will assess the sites and make recommendations. Properties typically chosen for the program are at least 40 acres, served by the utility, or a vacant industrial building with at least 20,000 square feet. 

  • IU Program Fosters Persistence for Women of Color in STEM

    Indiana University has launched a program that provides women of color in STEM an outlet to discuss common goals and challenges. The I Can Persist STEM initiative encourages persistence among girls and women of color in science, technology, engineering and math through what it calls a “multigenerational network of peers and professionals, as well as activities focused on career preparedness.”

  • Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff and Ivanka Trump

    Salesforce Chief: White House Pledge is 'What We Need'

    The chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) says signing the White House's Pledge to America's Workers is exciting for his company. Marc Benioff signed the pledge at an event this morning at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, which was also attended by Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump. Salesforce officially committed to help train 500,000 workers as part of the pledge, though Benioff said as signed it that the company would...

  • Kevin Brinegar is the president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber.

    Chamber Warns of Tariff Effects on Hoosier Businesses

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the recent increase of tariffs on Chinese goods, along with the subsequent retaliatory tariffs from China, could lead to "devastating effects" for Hoosier businesses. President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says the effects would be felt by companies from a variety of industries.

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    Kendrick Appointed President and CEO of Accuride Corp.

    Evansville-based Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of wheels and wheel end systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, has named Robin Kendrick president and chief executive officer. Previously the president and general manager of BorgWarner’s Turbo Systems Business, Kendrick will step into his new role in June. 

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    Oscar Winners to Wave Green Flag at Indy 500

    A pair of Academy Award-winning actors will wave the green flag at this year's Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced Matt Damon and Christian Bale will serve as honorary starters for 103rd running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

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    Reading Program Celebrates a Century

    The Indianapolis Public Library is celebrating 100 years of its Summer Reading Program. A special list to mark the 100-year anniversary will feature the best kids or teen books over the last century to be voted on from community nominations.

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    I&M Launches Innovate Indiana, Seeks Rate Hike

    Indiana Michigan Power has launched its Innovate Indiana program, which it submitted this week to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The utility says the proposal includes more than $600 million annually for infrastructure improvements, which would be funded by a three-phase rate increase.

  • The Campaign for DePauw Sets New Record

    DePauw University says it has set a new capital campaign fundraising record. The Campaign for DePauw, which launched in 2014, has now raised a record $380 million in gifts and commitments.

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    Cummins to Make Expansion Announcement

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will Thursday provide details on big investment and expansion plans. The manufacturer says the next phase of the plans will take place on the "Cummins Corridor" along I-65 from Seymour to Whitestown.

  • Eric Doden is the co-founder and president of Pago USA.

    Development Company Sets Sights on Small Towns

    A development company has launched in Indianapolis with the goal of aiding small town America in restoring its vibrancy. Pago USA seeks to help communities with populations between 8,000 and 20,000 leverage their unique history to improve pride and enhance opportunities through redevelopment. Co-founder and President Eric Doden says the company sees itself as a national company, however it will begin with a focus on communities in...

  • This morning's event, which includes President Trump Advisor Ivanka Trump, is part of the customer relationship management company's inaugural Trailblazer Day.

    Salesforce Signs White House Pledge

    Tech giant Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) today in Indianapolis signed a White House Pledge to help train at least 500,000 Americans for jobs within the company's ecosystem over the next five years. This morning's event, which includes President Trump Advisor Ivanka Trump, is part of the customer relationship management company's inaugural Trailblazer Day. Salesforce estimates that, along with its network of partners and customers, it will support more than three million new jobs around...

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    Finalists Chosen for Waterside Design Competition

    Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group has announced the three finalists for the Waterside Design Competition. The initiative aims to transform key components the more than 100-acre former GM Stamping Plant in downtown Indianapolis, which the real estate firm acquired in April 2018.  The design competition will kick off a 15-year, $1.4 billion redevelopment of the site. Ambrose is partnering with the Central Indiana Community Foundation and Exhibit Columbus for the effort...

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    NextGen Expo, agBOT Challenge to Begin

    The Purdue University College of Agriculture and Gerrish Farms in Rockville will Thursday kick off a three-day event to showcase high-tech innovations in agriculture. The NextGen Expo and agBOT Challenge 2019 will both take place at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education on the West Lafayette campus.

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    ArcelorMittal Investing $160M at Burns Harbor

    Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal has announced plans to invest more than $160 million in its Burns Harbor steel mill. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the steelmaker's investment will focus on several areas within the facility over the next several years.

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    Bloomington and Habitat Partner for Housing Announcement

    The City of Bloomington and Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County will this afternoon announce an initiative for affordable housing. The entities have entered a partnership they say “will substantially increase the city’s affordable housing stock over the next five years.” 

  • Clarkson previously sang the National Anthem at the race in 2018 and 2011. (photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Kelly Clarkson to Sing National Anthem at Indy 500

    For the second consecutive year, Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem before the Indianapolis 500. The Grammy-winning singer and coach on the popular competition show "The Voice" previously sang the anthem before the race in 2018 and 2011.

  • Hogsett Announces Bicentennial Art Contest

    Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Bicentennial Commission have announced the launch of the Indianapolis Bicentennial Art Competition. The winning design will be featured on branding, posters, memorabilia and artwork for the city's 200th anniversary.  

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    Study: Downtown Indy Spending Power Doubles

    A new study released by the Indy Chamber suggests a bright future for retailers in downtown Indianapolis. The study, “Downtown Indianapolis Retail Spending Power," was conducted by Chicago-based real estate research and advisory firm Hunden Strategic Partners and shows the total retail spending power of downtown residents, employees, students and visitors hit nearly $500 million in 2018, up from $200 million in 2000. That number is projected to reach $650 million by...

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    Colts Facility to Install Solar Panels

    North Carolina-based solar energy provider POWERHOME Solar has been cleared to start installing solar panels at the Indianapolis Colts' headquarters and practice facility. The new solar panels, which the company says will be functional in the coming months, aim to improve the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center's environmental impact and lower its energy costs.

  • Danielle McDowell previously served as the executive director of The Speak Easy.

    Kenzie Academy Names New General Manager

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has named Danielle McDowell general manager, effective immediately. McDowell previously was the executive director of The Speak Easy in downtown Indianapolis.

  • (rendering courtesy of White Lodging Services Corp.)

    Fort Wayne Hotel Names Manager, Begins Hiring

    White Lodging has named Kevin Croy to lead the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Fort Wayne as general manager. The 136-room hotel is slated to open in July and is currently hiring for more than 20 positions.

  • (Image of Teri Willey courtesy of the IURTC.)

    IU Startups to be Showcased to Investors

    Indiana University Ventures Managing Director Teri Willey will Wednesday present five companies supported by the Indiana Philanthropic Venture Fund or the Innovate Indiana Fund to a panel of investors. Wiley will showcase the companies to Midwest angel investors and venture capitalists at the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium in Michigan.

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    Hulman & Co. Sells Clabber Girl

    Terre Haute-based Hulman & Co. has sold Clabber Girl Corp. to B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) in New Jersey. Chief Executive Officer mark Miles says the sale "positions us to fully focus on the continued direction and growth of INDYCAR." The B&G Foods portfolio involves more than 50 brands including Green Giant, Mrs. Dash, Ortega and Cream of Wheat. The company has about 2,500 employees throughout North America. "Our core focus is the pursuit of world-class...

  • Chris Duzenbery is the director of college and career readiness for the district.

    Indy School District, AAR Partner on Direct Hire Program

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis has unveiled a new partnership with Illinois-based aviation services provider AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR). The partners have launched the Direct Hire Aviation Maintenance Education program to benefit students seeking a career in aviation maintenance after graduation. The program will provide hands-on learning to give students skills and knowledge to help prepare them for the aviation workforce. In an interview with...

  • Covance also has a location in Evansville. (image courtesy of Covance Inc.)

    Covance Plans to Grow Indy Operation

    A subsidiary of New Jersey-based Covance Inc. is looking to grow its Indianapolis footprint. Covance Central Laboratory Services Inc. plans to invest nearly $17.5 million to expand its operations on the city's west side and add more than 200 jobs.  According to documents filed with the city, the drug development and global contract research company is looking to renovate 20,000-square-feet of existing space into a state-of-the-art trial testing laboratory and construct an...

  • (photo courtesy of the Urban Land Institute)

    Study Shows Opportunities to Grow Mt. Comfort Corridor

    A new study from the Washington D.C.-based Urban Land Institute suggests several opportunities for growth along the Mount Comfort Corridor in Hancock County. The study identifies four "nodes" along the 13-mile stretch that could eventually include town gateways, walkable town centers and quality of life amenities to attract businesses and residents.

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    Nonprofit to Connect Teens with Summer Jobs

    Nonprofit TeenWorks will soon connect local teens with summer jobs working with 10 community-based organizations. The organization will give nearly 150 Marion County teens the opportunity to earn paychecks working on projects to better the city of Indianapolis.  

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    Bloomington Secures Partnership to Open Senior Center

    The city of Bloomington has announced a partnership with the Area 10 Agency on Aging and IU Health Bloomington - Alzheimer’s Resource Service to open a senior center this year. Funding for the first steps of the plan is currently underway. 

  • $5M Gift to Support Purdue Business Analytics Leadership

    Purdue University alumnus John Krenicki Jr. and his wife, Donna, have donated $5 million to the business analytics center in the Krannert School of Management. Plans to rename the Business and Information Analytics Center to the John and Donna Krenicki Center for Business Analytics and Machine Learning are pending the university’s Board of Trustees approval. 

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    CDC Reconsiders Policy Following Regenstrief Findings

    Findings from the Regenstrief Institute have prompted The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to redefine its guidelines on opioid prescription. A panel led by Research Scientist Kurt Kroenke found that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying the CDC's guidelines, and those actions are negatively affecting patients.  

  • MetaCX CEO Scott McCorkle (podium) and Governor Eric Holcomb

    MetaCX Investment Part of Growing Tech Sector

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company MetaCX says Indiana's tech scene has become part of a national conversation. The company announced today it is investing $1.4 million to set up shop on the 10th floor of Salesforce Tower in downtown Indy with plans to add up to 75 jobs by 2023. Scott McCorkle, former ExactTarget president and Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO, says he couldn't imagine starting a business anywhere other than Indiana, which has a...

  • FDA Approves Lilly Liver Cancer Drug

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a drug from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The approval for Cyramza is for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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    National Guard Brigadier General Retires

    The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Wayne Black in Indianapolis. Black retired after 33 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana.

  • (photo courtesy of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

    Restoration Complete on Historic Clabber Girl Billboard

    The restoration of a long-standing landmark in Terre Haute is complete. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Clabber Girl Corp. have worked since last fall to restore the billboard, touting Terre Haute as "the home of Clabber Girl Baking Powder," which has stood since the 1930s.

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    Graham Steps Down as Komets Head Coach

    The Fort Wayne Komets have announced that Gary Graham has stepped down as head coach. The team says it will honor the final year of his contract while he looks for another job in hockey. Graham's contract ends after the 2019-20 season. The team is conducting a search for Graham’s successor.

  • Photo courtesy of Aqua America Inc.

    Aqua America Investments Include Indiana

    Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) says it plans to invest more than $555 million this year across eight states, including Indiana as part of the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. The water and wastewater infrastructure repair and replacement company hopes to raise awareness of the critical state of infrastructure nationally.

  • McCorkle says MetaCX plans to launch its product in early 2019.

    MetaCX Growing in Indy, Adding Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Software-as-a-Service startup MetaCX says it will scale up operations in central Indiana and create up to 75 jobs by 2023. The High Alpha portfolio company will invest $1.4 million to renovate and equip office space in the Salesforce Tower. The company's platform helps clients and businesses organize and manage their SaaS providers. MetaCX is led by former ExactTarget President and Salesforce marketing Cloud Chief Executive...

  • The Whitestown facility will produce graphic packaging, custom partitions, packaging supplies and more.

    Michigan Company Adding Jobs in Boone County

    Michigan-based Opus Packaging Group has announced plans to establish an operation in Whitestown. The packaging and supplies manufacturer says it will invest nearly $3 million in the Boone County operation and create up to 43 jobs by the end of 2022. Construction on the operation is underway and expected to be complete by July. Opus Packaging Group says the facility will allow it to boost production for clients in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. The company currently has...

  • Scott McCorkle (second from left) is the co-founder and CEO of MetaCX.

    Tech Company Set For Jobs Announcement

    State and local officials will Tuesday join officials from Indianapolis-based MetaCX and its venture studio, High Alpha, for an economic development announcement. Few details are available, however the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the announcement will involve new jobs for the Software-as-a-Service company. The announcement is set to take place at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb will attend the event. MetaCX launched in...

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Hill Joins Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies

    Attorney General Curtis Hill has joined 43 other attorneys general in a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's generic drug manufacturers. The lawsuit alleges the involved companies “conspired with each other to fix prices, allocate markets and rig bids for more than 100 different generic drugs.”  

  • The races will feature both manned and autonomous karts. (photo courtesy of Purdue Motorsports)

    Autonomous Kart Racing Returns to IMS

    Purdue University Motorsports will Tuesday begin the annual evGrand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-day event will feature high school and college teams competing in their electric karts, as well as autonomous karts, as part of the Student Karting World Finals.

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    Emmy Winner Joins Ball State Faculty

     Ball State University has added a new Emmy Award-winning musical director to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Michael Rafter will join Ball States faculty for the Fall semester.   Succeeding Beth Turcotte, who retired on May 3, Rafter will step into the role of associate professor of musical theatre.   Rafter is a music supervisor, conductor and musician known for his work on Broadway.  He has also had many well-receiv...

  • Photo courtesy Pharos Tribune- Kevin Burkett

    Plans Move Forward for Housing Units in Former LMU Plant

    Plans to develop a former generating plant along the Eel River in Logansport are gaining traction. The Pharos Tribune reports Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell says the area is “prime real estate for housing,” and would meet a need in the community. 

  • Brinegar suggests the state should raise the VCI tax credit percentage and annual cap.

    Chamber Touts VC Credit Impact

    The president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says Indiana investors and entrepreneurs scored a major victory in the 2019 legislative session with lawmakers approving a change to make the state's venture capital investment tax credit transferable. Kevin Brinegar says there was a "spike" in investment and venture capital availability in Indiana since the VCI credit was initially approved in 2002. However, he says Indiana needs to strengthen it in order to...

  • (photo courtesy of Taylor Schaffer/Mayor Joe Hogsett's office)

    Funeral Services Set For Lugar

    Services for former Indianapolis Mayor and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar will begin Tuesday in downtown Indianapolis. Lugar's casket will be displayed at the Indiana Statehouse and Governor Eric Holcomb and Mayor Joe Hogsett will give remarks before laying wreaths in Lugar's honor.

  • Tom Quigley has served as CEO of Indiana Limestone Co. for the past five years.

    New Title For Indiana Limestone CEO

    The chief executive officer of Bloomington-based Indiana Limestone Co. has been named to a new position. Tom Quigley will become president emeritus of Polycor Inc. in Canada, which merged with ILCO last fall.

  • (file photo courtesy of Ryder)

    Logistics Company to Cease Operations in Plainfield

    A subsidiary of Florida-based Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R) says it will no longer operate its facility in Plainfield. In a noticed filed with the state, Ryder Integrated Logistics says more than 430 employees will be laid off as a result of the closure, though many will have the opportunity to transition to a new position. The company says it expects to cease operations at the facility on July 12, which is the same date the employees are expected to be let go. Ryder says the...

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    City Seeks Survey Respondents

    The Department of Metropolitan Development has launched a study to drive a strategic revitalization of the Castleton area. The city is seeking residents, visitors, employers and employees of the area to take an online survey in an effort to supplement that study with local perspectives.

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    Brewery Plans to Leave Downtown New Albany

    The New Albanian Brewing Co. is leaving downtown New Albany. The location’s last day of operation will be May 25.  

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    Orchestra Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski to Step Down

    The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has announced Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski will leave the orchestra in 2021. A search committee comprised of ISO musicians, staff, and board members will be formed to fill his position. 

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    DePauw President to Step Down Next Year

    The president of DePauw University has announced plans to resign. Mark McCoy, who has served in the role since 2016, will end his tenure at the university at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. McCoy did not provide a specific reason for his decision. He has been with DePauw since 2011, when he served as dean of the School of Music. McCoy's resignation follows a November vote of no confidence in his administration by the DePauw University faculty, the first time such a vote was...

  • Year-to-date, the state has collected more than $13 billion.

    April Revenue Beats Projections

    Indiana revenue exceeded the most recent projections in April. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled more than $2.2 billion last month, more than 4 percent higher than the revised revenue forecast released April 17 and more than 11 percent higher than the same month last year.

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    Indy Approves Shared Mobility Rules

    The Indianapolis Board of Business and Neighborhood Services has approved a number of regulations for shared mobility operators in the city, such as scooter operators and Pacers Bikeshare. The regulations include the number of operators that can be licensed in the city and caps on the total number of dockless devices each operator can have.

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    Clarksville to Celebrate Lewis and Clark Trail Expansion

    The town of Clarksville, along with national and local leaders, will Monday host a ceremony to recognize the expansion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The event will take place along the Falls of the Ohio to celebrate the new 1,200-mile “Eastern Legacy” addition. 

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Lear Moves into $30M Factory in Hammond

    Michigan-based auto parts supplier Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA) has officially moved its Hammond and Portage operations to a new 240,000-square-foot plant in Hammond. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the $30 million seat manufacturing plant is double the size of the company’s previous factory in north Lake County.

  • IU to Kick Off Inaugural Rural Conference

    Indiana University will host its inaugural Rural Conference Monday and Tuesday at the French Lick Springs Resort. The conference, organized by the IU Center for Rural Engagement, will offer sessions on more than 100 initiatives and projects focused on rural communities. 

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    Bottle Works Lofts to Hold Grand Opening

    Bottle Works Lofts, a low-income housing community that includes a former Coca-Cola bottling plant in Fort Wayne, will Monday host a grand opening ceremony. The project will be within the $14.5 million Bottle Works Lofts development.

  • Schellinger was a guest on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

    Saab Jet Fighter Investment May Be Just the Beginning

    It is viewed as a major win for Indiana’s increasing effort to attract global investment in the aviation and aerospace sectors. But Saab’s plans to invest $37 million and add 300 jobs at a fighter jet plant in the Purdue Discovery Park District may be just the beginning of a far-reaching partnership. "It's not just going to be the fuselage down the road and the partnership with Boeing,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

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    Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve Slated to Open Fall 2020

    The Central Indiana Land Trust has announced a $765,000 improvement project for a 54-acre nature preserve located on the north side of Indianapolis. The organization says Oliver’s Woods is slated to be complete and open to the public in the fall of 2020.

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    Blue Burro Technology Offloads Software

    Bloomington-based Blue Burro Technology has announced the sale of its child care enrollment software, Just Fill Out, to Texas-based ChildCareCRM. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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    Jefferson Pointe Resubmits Shop-Side Street

    Fort Wayne outdoor mall Jefferson Pointe has resubmitted a proposal that would allow traffic to flow through to Allen County. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Department of Planning Services documents show the owners of the mall are filing to run road through the property, with additional parking spaces as part of the design. 

  • Michael Galbraith

    Study: Need for Housing in Northeast Indiana is 'Critical'

    A new study of residential market potential for 10 counties in Northeast Indiana says over the next five years, counties in Northeast Indiana could support the development of nearly 16,000 new housing units. Michael Galbraith, director of the Road to One Million at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, says there is a critical need for quality housing to attract and retain skilled workers.

  • Kyle Anderson is an economist at IUPUI.

    Economist: Higher Tariffs Create More Uncertainty

    An economist at at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI says the decision to raise tariffs on goods from China will create more uncertainty for businesses and consumers in Indiana and nationwide. The move is part of a trade escalation between the two countries. Kyle Anderson says it is part of an effort by the Trump administration to open up China to more goods from the United States, since the U.S. imports more Chinese goods than the other way around. In an interview with...

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    Ribbon Cutting Set For Indy Funeral Home

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Friday take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new minority-owned and operated funeral home. Sprowl Funeral Home & Cremation Care has invested $1.2 million in the new location, which co-owner Lloyd Sprowl calls a milestone for his team.

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    The Bee Corp. Relocating to Indy

    Bloomington-based ag-tech startup The Bee Corp. has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company, which specializes in infrared imaging software to help growers who rent beehives for pollination, says it is currently in the process of evaluating potential office space.

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    CIB Names New Executive Director

    The Capital Improvement Board in Indianapolis has unanimously selected Andy Mallon as executive director. Mallon is the fourth person to hold the position since 1965 and succeeds Barney Levengood, who announced his retirement in January after 28 years in the role.

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    WishBone Medical Acquires Plymouth Company

    Warsaw-based WishBone Medical has acquired a medical device manufacturer in Marshall County. Financial terms of the deal for Plymouth-based CSpine Inc. are not being disclosed, however a spokesperson for WishBone tells Inside INdiana Business no jobs will be affected.

  • Photo of Joe van Dyk courtesy of the Times of Northwest Indiana

    Gary Redevelopment Commission Leader Resigns

    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has announced the immediate resignation of Joe van Dyk, executive director of the Gary Redevelopment Commission. A.J. Bytnar, a previous city planner for Hobart, will succeed him. Van Dyk will work with the city through September on a part-time basis to complete the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. He has worked for the city since 2012.

  • The new Star Bank location will open at 40 Monument Circle.

    STAR Bank to Open on Monument Circle

    Fort Wayne-based STAR Financial Bank is opening a 12,500 square-foot branch on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. $2 million in renovations to accommodate the center are slated to be complete by fall. The company has 40 locations across Northeast and Central Indiana.

  • Photo of Amish Shah and Scott Glaze courtesy of Conexus

    Conexus Indiana Adds Two Board Members

    Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative has added new members to its board of directors. Fort Wayne Metals Chief Executive Officer Scott Glaze and Kem Krest CEO Amish Shah are joining the 17-member board.

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    Chinese National Indicted in Anthem Data Breach

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Chinese national on charges related to the 2015 data breach at Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM). The U.S. Department of Justice says Fujie Wang and other members of a hacking group operating in China used "extremely sophisticated" techniques to hack into the computer networks of Anthem and three other large, though unnamed, businesses in the United States. Wang, along with another person being identified as...

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will be on hand for the groundbreaking. (photo courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Fort Wayne to Break Ground on Shell Building

    Officials in Fort Wayne will Friday break ground on a 150,000-square-foot shell building. The city says the building aims to boost economic development by attracting businesses looking for more than "shovel-ready" sites.

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    Monomoy Capital Partners Acquires Kauffman Engineering

    Private investment firm Monomoy Capital Partners has announced its acquisition of Lebanon-based Kauffman Engineering Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

  • Ed Feigenbaum is the editor of Indiana Gaming Insight. (photo courtesy of our partners at WFYI)

    Feigenbaum: Gaming Bill a 'Game Changer'

    The editor of Indiana Gaming Insight says the gaming bill signed into law yesterday by Governor Eric Holcomb will be a huge boon for the Indiana economy. The bill allows, among other things, sports wagering both through mobile devices and at Hoosier casinos and also authorizes new casinos in Vigo County and downtown Gary. Ed Feigenbaum says the legislation does more for gaming revenue in Indiana than has been seen in many years, especially with the proposed new casinos...

  • IWU Adds Theatre Education Program

    Indiana Wesleyan University has announced the addition of a Theatre Education major to its academic programs. The school says the major will join only seven others in the state and will launch this fall. 

  • Notre Dame Dedicates Rolfs Athletics Hall

    The University of Notre Dame has officially dedicated of  77,000-square-foot Rolfs Athletics Hall for women’s and men’s basketball.  Renovations began in January 2018 to repurpose the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, which reopened in November.

  • Farmhouse Creative was the East Central Small Business Impact Award Recipient. (photo courtesy of Farmhouse Creative.)

    Small Business Center Announces Award Winners

    The Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. has recognized the 14 small businesses throughout the state that have been recognized for their work to boost Indiana's economy. Each recipient was awarded business counseling from the Indiana SBDC, including resources for developing strategy, business planning and market research.

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    Kenzie Academy Partners with Online University

    Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has announced a new partnership with Colorado State University-Global, an online-only accredited public university. The partnership which provides enrolled students a one-to-two year program with Kenzie, followed by online courses at CSU-Global to earn a bachelor’s degree.

  • NSC Acquires Indiana Companies

    NSC Technologies has announced its acquisitions of Kokomo-headquartered Staffing Resources Inc. and Logansport-based ULG Companies. Details of the transactions were not disclosed. 

  • Elanco is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Elanco Quarterly Profit Narrows

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is reporting first quarter net income of $31.5 million, down from $72.7 million during the same period last year. Despite the drop, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Simmons says the company is seeing improved value through efficiencies and cost savings.

  • DePauw to Dedicate Campus Farm, Sustainability Center

    DePauw University will Thursday host a formal dedication of the Ullem Campus Farm and Center for Sustainability. Through a donation from alumni Scott and Beth Daley Ullem, the farm was able to relocate closer to DePauw’s Greencastle campus and can now work more closely with the liberal arts school.

  • CDT opened in the early 1970s in New Haven.

    Continental Diamond Tool to Add Jobs in Allen County

    Continental Diamond Tool, a global provider of superabrasive grinding wheels and custom tooling, says it will expand its operation in Allen County, adding up to 225 jobs over the next four years. The company says it will invest $5.5 million into the expansion, which will add to manufacturing and research and development labs at its current New Haven operation.  In a news release, Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Elaine Bedel said the expansion is an important...

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    Holcomb Signs Casino Bill

    Governor Eric Holcomb has signed the much-debated casino bill into law. House Enrolled Act 1015 authorizes sports betting at Indiana casinos and via smartphones, as well as allows live-dealer gambling at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville in 2020. Previously, live gaming would have gone into effect a year later. The bill was approved by the Indiana General Assembly on the final day of the legislative session...
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    IEDC to Honor 14 Small Businesses

    The Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, will recognize 14 small businesses for their work to improve Indiana's economy and bring together communities across the state. The Small Business Impact Awards will also debut four new statewide awards at the ceremony. 

  • Notre Dame Donates $240K System to Manchester

    The University of Notre Dame has donated a Sequenom MassARRAY Analyzer 4 System to Manchester University for its master’s degree program in pharmacogenomics. The device valued at $240,000. 

  • Teresa Lubbers Indiana Commissioner For Higher Education

    State Awards Scholarships to Future Indiana Teachers

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced the winners of the 2019 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. The commission awarded 200 scholarships of $7,500 annually to recipients who are committed to teach in Indiana for five years after graduating college..

  • Daniels: Saab Facility Will Have 'Enormous' Impact

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says today's announcement that Sweden-based Saab will establish a $37 million facility at the Discovery Park District will have a major impact on the university and state. The company plans to build an advanced manufacturing facility to be used for the production of part of the T-X jet trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and create up to 300 jobs. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

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    Bethel College Changes Name to Bethel University

    Bethel College has officially changed its name to Bethel University. The vote to change the name passed in April of last year, and the school’s social media accounts for athletic teams, academic departments and other campus groups are in the process of being updated to reflect the change.

  • Pretzels Inc. Plymouth Facility

    Pretzels Inc. Announces Expansion

    Bluffton-based Pretzels, Inc.  has announced it will expand its manufacturing facility in Plymouth. The snack manufacturer says the new space will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2020.

  • (photo courtesy of the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association)

    Finalists Named For 'Influential Women' Awards

    The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has unveiled the finalists for its annual awards. Out of nearly 300 nominees, more than 150 women were chosen "for the impact they've made on their companies, industries, and communities."

  • The IBRI will locate in the first building at 16 Tech, which is currently under construction.

    Indiana Biosciences Research Institute Seeking Input

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has launched an initiative to measure public perception of the non-profit applied research center in Indianapolis.  You can participate in the anonymous and confidential survey by clicking here.

  • Near East Area Renewal is the beneficiary of the program in Indy.

    Indy Chosen For 'Local Foods, Local Places'

    Indianapolis has been selected as one of 15 communities to participate in the federal Local Foods, Local Places initiative. The effort aims to help communities reinvest in existing neighborhoods and improve quality of life through the local food economy.

  • The company is based at The Center on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

    Indy Company Secures $9.5M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based Biosynthetic Technologies has completed a $9.5 million Series A round of funding. The company, which develops fluids used in lubricants, chemicals and cosmetics, received financing from HG Ventures in Indy.

  • Photo of Jake Logan courtesy of Ball State University

    Ball State Names Foundation President

    Ball State University has named Jake Logan president of the Ball State University Foundation and vice president for university advancement. Logan currently serves as the assistant vice chancellor at the University of Missouri. Jean Crosby filled in as the foundation’s interim president and chief executive officer during the search and will remain in her current role until June 30.

  • Purdue School Looks to Bridge Nursing Gap

    This spring's graduates from the Purdue University School of Nursing is part of the school's effort to address the state's nursing shortage. Last year, the school graduated about 100 students, a number that doubled this year. The university has grown the total number of undergraduates in the school from about 400 to 800 and Associate Professor Nancy Edwards says the decision to grow the school was the result of community partners saying they need more nurses. In an interview...

  • Photo of Jay Sunny Bajaj courtesy of DMI

    DMI Acquires California Company

    DMI is expanding its portfolio. The mobility company, which has offices and 300 staff in Carmel, has acquired California-based digital commerce company Pragiti. DMI says the acquisition of Pragiti was strategic, positioning the company closer to its many Silicon Valley-based technology partners.

  • Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (file photo)

    Election Day Brings Big Gary Upset

    Election Day brought at least one major upset. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lost her primary to Lake County Assessor Jerome Prince. In Indianapolis, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt won their primaries, as did the mayors of Fort Wayne, Evansville and Bloomington. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will face Republican Tim Smith in November's election. Opposing parties have until June 30 to select candidates to run against Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Bloomington....

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    SpringHill Suites by Mariott Opens in Westfield

    Westfield's newest hotel is ready after the SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened on Westmore Lane this week. The 150-suite hotel is owned by KPM Hotel Group and is managed by White Lodging of Merrillville. The new location near 191st and U.S. 31 is expected to create over 30 jobs. Financial details were not disclosed.

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    Indy 500 Co-Grand Marshals Named

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