• IN3, formerly API, involves major defense, govermental, economic development and academic stakeholders from throughout the state.

    New Name, First Contract For Defense Tech-Focused Institute

    Indiana Innovation Institute, formerly known as the Applied Research Institute, is kicking off a rebranding with the announcement of its first contract. The $2.3 million trusted microelectronics collaboration with Purdue University also includes researchers and personnel from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. The work involves rapid development of counterfeit-resistant technology that is immune to global attacks.

  • Officials cut the ribbon on the Indianapolis hub in March.

    Infosys Picks Indy For Training Center, 1K Additional Jobs

    Inside INdiana Business has learned that India-based tech giant Infosys (NYSE: INFY) will house a USA Training Center at the old Indianapolis International Airport site. The plans involve 1,000 new jobs, on top of the company's previous commitment of 2,000 new jobs as part of its downtown technology and innovation hub. Vice President Mike Pence will join Governor Eric Holcomb and others for the official announcement Thursday in Indianapolis.

  • Tom Guevara is the director of the IU Public Policy Institute. (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    Forum to Focus on Growing Micropolitans

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be in Indianapolis Wednesday for a policy forum focusing on "micropolitans" in Indiana. The event aims to help smaller communities expand their economies and innovation-led job growth. The forum is being hosted by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and director Tom Guevara tells Inside INdiana Business calls it a "rare opportunity" for Indiana to learn from the nation's premiere...

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    Berlin Metals Acquired by Ohio Company

    Hammond-based Berlin Metals LLC is under new ownership. Olympic Steel Inc. (Nasdaq: ZEUS) in Ohio has acquired the more than 50-year-old company, though financial terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed. Berlin Metals President Roy Berlin tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana he had been thinking about succession plans as he nears retirement age. He said consolidation was the logical path and he looked for a company that would be...

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    Junior Achievement Campaign Gets Boost

    A capital campaign launched last year by Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana has received a major contribution. The Fort Wayne-based Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation has donated $1 million to the Casting the Vision campaign, which supports the organization's new Allen County campus.

  • (Image courtesy of Purdue University Northwest.) The Purdue University campuses have all signed on with the Ivy Tech Community College agreement.

    Reverse Transfer Deals in Place Among Ivy Tech, Five Universities

    Five universities in Indiana have signed reverse transfer agreements with Ivy Tech Community College. President Sue Ellspermann says the announcement moves forward Ivy Tech's goal of issuing 50,000 certificates, certifications and degrees per year. She adds "this agreement ensures students receive the degree they have earned, providing them a meaningful credential from which working students can get a better job and, as research in other states has found..."

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    New Hotel to Open in Jeffersonville

    Officials in southern Indiana will Wednesday cut the ribbon on the new TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Jeffersonville. The extended stay hotel features more than 90 studio and one-bedroom suites just across the Ohio River from Louisville.

  • William McConnell will serve as director of the Institute for Public Health. (photo courtesy University of Evansville)

    UE Unveils Institute For Public Health

    The University of Evansville has launched the Institute for Public Health. The university says the institute will provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community public health needs.

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    'Supercar' Assembly Operation Planned For Purdue

    The England-based manufacturer of a car billed as the fastest street-legal vehicle on the road has selected the Discovery Park District at Purdue University for a showroom and assembly facility. Keating Supercars LLC will produce its first model to be sold in the U.S., the Viperia Berus coupe, which is capable of reaching speeds greater than 230 miles-per-hour. The company is slated to cut the ribbon on the showroom late next month and eventually ramp up production at Purdue to...

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    Spencer County Tourist Sites Invest in Upgrades

    The Spencer County Visitors Bureau says tourism businesses have invested more than $8 million in upgrades ahead of the 2018 summer season. The Lincoln Amphitheatre, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and the new Mistletoe Manor are among those making improvements.

  • Manufacturer Adding Production in Daviess County

    Florida-based ISOFlex Packaging will Tuesday celebrate the opening of a third production line at its facility in Daviess County. The company, which produces specialty plastic films and bags, will add a small number of jobs as a result. The company has invested more than $4 million into the new production line. The facility originally opened in 2014 following a $25 million investment by Alliance Barrier Films, which was acquired by ISOFlex in January.

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    New Women's Network Starts Up in Fort Wayne

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has launched an effort to drive connections among northeast Indiana organizations, networks and individuals supporting and empowering women. The GFW Inc. Women's Network will support career enrichment and professional development initiatives, as well as host events and programs focused on embracing diversity and boosting quality of life. Director of Investor Services and Programs Jami Thomas says it's the right time to establish the program.

  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's office is helping to coordinate the effort.

    South Bend Launching 'Lifelong Learning' Initiative

    A $500,000 grant from Google.org and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is being used to launch an initiative aimed at turning the city of South Bend into "The City of Lifelong Learning." The project, led by the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University in California, will give residents the ability to keep up with the skills needed in the workforce.

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    Trine Awards Innovation Challenge Winners

    Trine University has announced the winners from its fifth annual innovation challenge. The competition focuses on new ideas and concepts from high school and university students, as well as members of the community, that could be used for business and technology.

  • Vermillion Rise Deemed Fiber-Ready

    A more than 7,000-acre business park in Vermillion County is the latest to receive recognition for its high-speed Internet infrastructure. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has certified the Vermillion Rise Mega Park as AT&T Fiber Ready. 

  • Longtime Kite Realty CFO to Step Down

    Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) has announced Chief Financial Officer Daniel Sink will step down at the end of June. Sink says he plans to pursue "other personal and professional interests." 

  • Lippert to Break Ground on Manufacturing Plant

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. will Monday break ground on a new facility at its manufacturing complex in Goshen. LCI says the 107,000-square-foot facility will be used for the manufacturing of I-beams used in nearly every chassis frame the company produces. Financial terms of the company's investment in the facility were not disclosed. LCI manufactures chassis for the towable RV, trailer, park model and residential housing markets. The company says the new...

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    NIPSCO Reaches Settlement on Gas Rate Increase

    Merrillville-based Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has reached a settlement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor regarding a proposed natural gas rate increase. If approved, NIPSCO says the settlement will lead to customers seeing an average overall monthly increase of $8 on their bills.

  • Lilly is reporting first quarter revenue of $5.7 billion, a 9 percent increase over the first quarter of 2017.

    Lilly Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting first quarter net income of $1.2 billion, compared to a loss of $110.8 million during the same period the previous year. The company has also raised its full-year earnings per share and revenue expectations, driven in part by new products, including Trulicity, Taltz and Cyramza. Lilly is reporting first quarter worldwide revenue of $5.7 billion, which is a 9 percent increase over the first quarter of 2017.

  • Pacers Gaming is headquartered in the St. Vincent training center by Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Pacers Gaming Preps For Virtual Run

    With a week until the NBA's official NBA2K esports league debuts, Indiana Pacers Gaming players are honing their skills and strategies. Pacers Gaming Director of Esports and Head Coach Cody Parrent, an Evansville native who has experience coaching basketball and soccer, says the training and teamwork involved in the digital world are the same. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, Parrent says his scouting process began six months ago and...

  • IBRI Appoints Lechleiter to Board

    John Lechleiter has been added to board of directors of the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The former chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) also currently serves on the boards of Ford Motor Co., Indiana Economic Development Corp., Nike Inc. and United Way Worldwide. Lechleiter retired from Lilly in 2016. IBRI CEO Rainer Fischer says...

  • The couple has previously supported work at the Chapel of the Resurrection on the northwest Indiana campus.

    Valpo Grads Give $2M to School

    A new program will be launched at Valparaiso University following a $2 million gift. The support from Mark and Kathleen Helge will boost an initiative the university says will add the third dimension of "generosity" into its ethos that includes "leadership and service." The Helges both graduated from Valpo in 1971 and have previously contributed to projects on campus, including renovations to the Chapel of the Resurrection and...

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    More Student Apartments Planned Near IUK Campus

    The city of Kokomo has announced plans for a student housing development near the Indiana University Kokomo campus. Construction on the proposed 125-bed University Park complex is expected to begin in June and take around a year to complete. Though the school has no official student housing, the new, privately-owned development will be located close to campus. Mayor Greg Goodnight says...

  • Zink Acquires Terre Haute Distributor

    Indianapolis-based Zink Distributing Co. LLC has acquired another distributor in Terre Haute. Financial terms of the deal for Dever Distributing Co. were not disclosed, though Zink says the acquisition will widen its footprint to include eight additional Indiana counties.

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    Superior Ag Acquires Closed Grain Storage Facility

    Huntingburg-based Superior Ag has acquired a previously-closed grain elevator in Princeton. The cooperative says the facility will increase its on-site grain storage capacity by 50 percent. 

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    What Does Vectren Merger Mean?

    A utility industry observer says he does not think the planned $6 billion merger of Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) and CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) will have a major impact in Indiana. Doug Gotham, who serves as director of the State Utility Forecasting Group at Purdue University, also says he is not aware of any recent mergers that have been shut down by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a key hurdle that remains to be cleared. CenterPoint says plans...

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    Old National Details Earnings, Branch Sales, Closings

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) is reporting a first quarter net income of $48 million, compared to $36 million during the same period a year earlier. The banking company also says it will consolidate 10 branches over the next two quarters and sell 10 others to Marine Credit Union of Wisconsin, a deal that is expected to close in the third quarter. Old National entered the Wisconsin market in 2016 with its largest-ever acquisition.

  • Battery Systems Manufacturer Expanding in Kokomo

    Kokomo-based Green Cubes Technology has announced plans to expand its Howard County operations. The company, which manufactures advanced battery power systems, will invest $1.8 million to build a new global headquarters and create more than 70 jobs by the end of 2021. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the 20,000-square-foot facility will also serve as the company's technology center and manufacturing site, nearly doubling its current footprint. 

  • Building Permits Jump Double Digits

    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says single-family building permits increased by 18 percent in March. Chief Executive Officer Steve Lains says the number of permits issued in the first quarter of 2018 has surpassed expectations.

  • Michael Crafton is president and CEO of Nelbud.

    Nelbud Grows Footprint With Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Nelbud Services Group Inc. has acquired the kitchen hood cleaning division of Fire Pros Inc. in Michigan. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Nelbud says the acquired assets will rebranded under the Nelbud name.

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    Program Seeks to Boost Culver Businesses

    Officials in Marshall County are launching a program designed to support local businesses. The Marshall County Economic Development Corp. says the Culver Business Expansion and Retention, or CBEAR, program will assess the needs of retail and commercial businesses in Culver.

  • Vectren, Texas Company Detail Merger Plans

    A Texas-based energy company with operations in six states has announced a $6 billion merger with Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC). Under terms approved by both CenterPoint Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) and Vectren's boards of directors, Vectren shareholders will receive $72 per share and CenterPoint will assume the Hoosier company's debt. Vectren Chief Executive Officer Carl Chapman says the combined company's natural gas utility operations will be headquartered in Evansville.

  • Purdue Names Health and Human Sciences Dean

    The Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences has a new dean. Marion Underwood, who currently serves as dean of graduate studies and associate provost at the University of Texas at Dallas, will begin her new role on the West Lafayette campus in August.

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    Hotel, Conference Center Opens in Noblesville

    A $30 million hotel has opened in Hamilton County. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center, owned and managed by Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corp., includes 198 rooms and an on-site restaurant called The Local Kitchen and Tap. Plans were unveiled for the hotel in 2015. The property includes 29,000 square-feet of meeting space, fitness center, 24-hour market, indoor heated salt water pool and a business center.

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler (file photo)

    Sentence Handed Down For Vigo County Schools Fraud

    A former facilities director for the Vigo County School Corp. has received a 24 month prison sentence for his role in a scheme that involved stealing more than $110,000 from the district. The fraud, bribery and false statement convictions against Franklin Fennell stem from what United States Attorney Josh Minkler's office says was two-and-a-half years of creating fraudulent invoices for a contractor that either overcharged or didn't complete the work.

  • The teams will be competing for $15,000 in total prizes.

    State's Largest Hackathon Targets Public Safety

    Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT lab will this weekend host what organizers call Indiana's largest hackathon. This year's At&T #IoTCivicHack will focus on public safety solutions. Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson says new, cutting-edge technology ideas are especially helpful in an industry where "we tend to surround ourselves with other professionals that are in public safety and we all tend to think alike."

  • Idea Week will take place April 20-28.

    IDEA Week Kicks Off in Michiana

    A week-long festival focusing on all things innovation in the northern part of the state is now underway. IDEA Week, a festival led by the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, will feature business, technology and entertainment events throughout Greater South Bend-Elkhart. The initiative is targeted at entrepreneurs, students and community members to provide...

  • Holcomb recently wrapped up a trade mission to Canada. (Image courtesy of the state of Indiana.)

    Holcomb's International Journeys to Continue

    Governor Eric Holcomb will next month lead two delegations on international trade missions in an effort to boost global economic development opportunities for the state. The trips to Israel and Europe will be capped off by the governor taking the inaugural nonstop flight from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris to Indianapolis.

  • (Image of The Pete Dye Course at French Lick courtesy of The Pete Dye Golf Trail.)

    Pete Dye Golf Trail Returns

    The Indiana Department of Tourism Development has relaunched the statewide Pete Dye Golf Trail. The initiative, which is a salute to Carmel resident and world-renowned golf course designer Pete Dye, involves seven courses in Indianapolis, West Lafayette, Culver and French Lick. The IOTD will market and manage the trail. It now includes the Ackerman-Allen Course, part of the the Birck-Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says...

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    State Unemployment Rate Holds

    The unemployment rate in Indiana remains at 3.2 percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says private sector employment increased by 4,300 in March, compared to the previous month. The trade, transportation and utilities and construction sectors added a combined 3,700 jobs in March, while the leisure and hospitality and financial activities sectors shed a total of 500. The national unemployment rate is 4.1 percent and the DWD says Indiana's rate has been...

  • Ball State Names Communications Dean

    Ball State University has selected Paaige Turner as dean of its College of Communication, Information, and Media. Turner, who previously served as associate dean of the School of Communications at Webster University in Missouri, will begin her new role July 15. 

  • First Internet Bancorp is headquartered in Fishers.

    Record Profit For First Internet Bank

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) is reporting record first quarter net income of $6 million, up from $2.8 million during the same period last year. The results follow a strong year in 2017 for the parent of First Internet Bank, which has seen record earnings in three of the past four quarters.

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    Trine to Host Innovation Challenge

    Trine University will Friday host its fifth annual Innovation Challenge on the Angola campus. The competition will feature new ideas and concepts for business and technology from high school and university students as well as community members.

  • Ivy Tech to Promote Monroe to Provost

    Ivy Tech Community College has named its next provost. Kara Monroe will succeed Steven Tincher, who will retire in June. Monroe has been with the college since 1998 and most recently served as vice president of academic innovation and support. President Sue Ellspermann says...

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    Federal Funds to Fight Opioids

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $11 million to the state of Indiana to combat the opioid crisis. The Opioid State Targeted Response grants were created by the 21st Century Cures Act. Indiana’s award is part of $485 million being distributed to all 50 states and four U.S. territories.

  • Mary Clark is the executive director of the International Marketplace Coalition.

    Another Major Development Coming to International Marketplace

    Officials in Indianapolis will Friday break ground on a $24 million mixed-use development at the International Marketplace on the city’s west side. The International Marketplace Coalition says the Pyramids at 35 Hundred will include residential and commercial space, creating 75 permanent jobs.

  • Rochon has served as provost for USI since 2010. (photo courtesy University of Southern Indiana)

    USI Announces Next President

    The board of trustees for the University of Southern Indiana has appointed Ronald Rochon the university’s fourth president. Rochon, who has served as provost for USI since 2010, was chosen following a national search that included more than 90 candidates. Rochon will begin his new role July 1, succeeding Linda Bennett, who will retire after nine years as president. Harold Calloway, chair of the USI Board of Trustees and chair of the search committee, says...

  • The special session is set for Monday, May 14.

    School Safety, Taxes on Special Session 'To Do' List

    Governor Eric Holcomb says school safety and tax code changes are on his to do list for next month's special session. Holcomb has called the session for Monday, May 14, and says he believes lawmakers can finish their work in a single day. The governor says he's looking for lawmakers to approve $5 million in additional funding now and for fiscal year 2019 for the Indiana Secured School Fund. He says the money will allow the state to...

  • Pike County Partners Unveil Master Plan For Massive Acreage

    A long-term strategic plan focused on developing 4,000 acres off of I-69 in southwest Indiana has been released. The Pike County I-69 Interchange master plan is designed to boost retail, commercial, residential and industrial investment opportunities near Petersburg. Properties involved in the initiative, which was launched last year, include a portion of the massive Southwest Indiana Megasite.

  • The program began in 2011.

    Six Finalists Vying For 'Stellar' Designation

    Six regions have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program. The initiative, which is taking a regional approach this year for the first time, involves support from the state to help boost strategic planning efforts in participating communities. Stellar Communities is driven by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and previously involved smaller cities and towns. OCRA Executive Director Jodi Golden says...

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    Holcomb Nominates Opportunity Zones

    Governor Eric Holcomb has submitted nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for dozens of Hoosier communities to earn the newly-created Opportunity Zone designation. The federal program, which was created with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, provides tax incentives to attract private investment to low-income communities.

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    State Boosts Broadband Focus

    In an effort to ramp up its focus on broadband access, the state has launched a search for a director of broadband opportunities. The newly-created position will create a single point of contact to deal with the federal government, industry, academia and other stakeholders connected to broadband topics and issues. A key area of focus is boosting access in rural Indiana, which Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch calls the state's "next great economic development frontier."

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    Purdue@WestGate, Crane Announce R&D Deal

    The Purdue Research Foundation at Purdue@WestGate and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have announced a cooperative research and development agreement. The partnership aims to connect private Indiana companies to the division's expertise and technology. Purdue@WestGate Director Jason Salstrom says the agreement will give small businesses in Indiana access to Crane's labs, equipment and workforce as they look to solve commercial technology challenges.

  • SJC says Schwietermann Hall will be the first residence hall used when the campus reopens.

    Saint Joe Fundraising Event to Support Renovation

    Saint Joseph's College is looking to raise money to support the renovation of one of the residence halls on the Rensselaer campus. The school, which suspended campus activities last year due to financial troubles, says it has full intentions of returning to the campus "in the foreseeable future."

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    Downtown Indy Outlines Assets, Hurdles

    Downtown Indy Inc. says growth continues, but challenges remain in downtown Indianapolis. Stakeholders, business leaders and community partners came together today for the 2018 State of Downtown event. The organization says housing options and job opportunities, particularly in the tech sector, are on the rise, but work remains on making residents feel safer downtown. According to the report, more than 28,000 people now live in downtown Indianapolis.

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    Corvette Named Pace Car For Indy 500

    For the 15th time, a Corvette will lead the field to start the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled Thursday the 2019 Corvette ZR1 as the official Pace Car for this year's race.

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    1st Source Continues Record Profit Growth

    South Bend-based 1st Source Corp. (Nasdaq: SRCE) is reporting record first quarter net income of $19.1 million, up from $16.2 million during the same period last year. Chairman Christopher Murphy says the results helped the parent of 1st Source Bank pass $6 billion in assets.

  • (Image courtesy of SEL) Ed Schweitzer, pictured right, is a Purdue grad who started SEL from his basement in Washington state in the 1980s.

    Purdue Discovery Park District Strikes 'Breakthrough Moment'

    Purdue University has announced another private employer's plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs. Pullman, Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility that could employ up to 300. Earlier this week, the Purdue Research Foundation released a master plan for the district, which is expected to...

  • R.J. Talyor founded Quantifi, now Pattern89, last summer.

    Indy Tech Company Rebranding

    The chief executive officer of an Indianapolis-based tech company says a recent rebranding represents the company's continued evolution. R.J. Talyor says Pattern89, formerly known as Quantifi, comes with an enhanced platform designed to help brands get the most out of their social advertising. Quantifi was originally launched in 2017 as a spin-off of Indianapolis-based High Alpha. Talyor says Pattern89 builds on Quantifi's original platform using...

  • Report Ranks Indiana High For Economic Outlook

    An annual report from the Virginia-based American Legislative Exchange Councilranks Indiana's economic outlook among the best in the country. The Rich States, Poor States index ranks states based on 15 variables, such as highest marginal personal income tax rate, property tax burden and worker's compensation costs.

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    'Generational Development' Planned For I-69

    Officials in Pike County Thursday will provide details on a master plan for the I-69 corridor in southwest Indiana. The Pike County Economic Development Corp. says the presentation will cover future land use, transportation and infrastructure efforts. The section of interstate running through the county opened in late-2012 and additional work that will expand the road from Bloomington to Indianapolis continues. The EDC says Thursday's news conference will focus on...

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    Michigan City Hotel, Manufacturing Plant Land Incentives

    Two development projects in Michigan City have received tax abatements from the city council. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the projects, which include a new hotel and a manufacturing plant expansion, will create a total of up to 35 jobs over the next five years.

  • David Naus (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Gift From IU Alum Targets Addiction Research

    A major donation from an Indiana University alumnus will help further research in substance use disorder and addiction. The $1.5 million gift from David Naus will create the Naus Family Chair in Psychological and Brain Sciences on the Bloomington campus. IU says the gift will enhance the university's efforts to address the issue through the Grand Challenge initiative, "Responding to the Addictions Crisis," which was announced in October. 

  • WorkOne Hosting Job Fair in New Albany

    WorkOne will Thursday host a job fair in New Albany. Nearly 70 employers from throughout southern Indiana will be on hand in an effort to fill more than 1,500 open positions. 

  • LaGrange County EDC Taps Next Leader

    The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. has named Bill Bradley its next chief executive officer. He has served as executive director of the Jay County Development Corp. for the last 11 years. Bradley succeeds Ryne Krock, who left in January after two-and-a-half years in the position. The IPFW and Ball State University graduate, who has more than 30 years of economic development industry experience, will begin serving as CEO and president June 25.

  • Levementum SVP Michael Burton

    Levementum Scores Funding, Sells Off Product

    Arizona-based Levementum, which has a growing presence in Indianapolis, says it has raised an additional $4 million in funding, led by Inoca Capital Partners. Chief Executive Officer Doug Guilbeau also says the company has sold its SugarCRM practice to focus on its Salesforce products and becoming "the top digital consultancy focused on consumer engagement." Levementum says the funding from the private equity firm will help support...

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    Holcomb Makes Appointments to Workforce Cabinet

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed 13 people to the newly-created Governor's Workforce Cabinet. The group will convene to assess and realign the workforce development programs and services in the state. 

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    AM General Opens Michigan Tech Center

    South Bend-based AM General LLC is celebrating the opening of its Technology and Engineering Center in Michigan. The specialized vehicle manufacturer says the more than 175,000-square-foot facility signifies its continued commitment to growth and innovation. 

  • Bello Nock, dubbed the "World's Greatest Comic Daredevil," will be one of the featured performers at the circus.

    State Fair Bringing The Circus to Town

    The Indiana State Fair is adding to the multitude of attractions this summer as part of this year's theme, "STEP RIGHT UP!" Organizers say fairgoers will have the opportunity to experience the new Big Top Circus, which will perform three shows daily during this year's event.

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    Entrepreneurs, Women in Recovery Create 'Perfect Marriage' in Terre Haute

    A new collaboration in Terre Haute is helping women recovering from addiction gain work experience and develop soft skills through two student-run startups. The partnership connects the women with volunteer shifts at Milky Way, a cereal bar, and The Edge, a coffee shop, which are housed at Meeting Grounds, a gathering space run by Next Step Foundation Inc. Launch Terre Haute Executive Director Shelley Klingerman says her coworking organization helped connect...

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    State OKs More I-69 Maintenance, Travel Lane Additions

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded $79 million for road construction and maintenance that will continue the repair and widening of I-69. The contracts with Walsh Construction Group, which has a regional office in Crown Point, and Goshen-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. involve interchanges, bridges and pavement near Pendleton and Daleville. The full timeline has not yet been released, but the work is expected to be complete by the summer of 2020.

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    ISU Names College of Technology Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Nesli Alp as dean of its College of Technology. Alp, who most recently served as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, will begin her new role in August.

  • Maureen Donohue Krauss is the chief economic development officer for the Indy Chamber.

    Anticipation Grows For Indy-to-Paris Flight

    The chief economic development officer for the Indy Chamber says excitement for Indiana's first transatlantic nonstop flight is building on both sides of the pond. Maureen Donohue Krauss says the Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, set to begin May 24, is resonating with businesses in Indiana and throughout Europe. She says having a direct connection and quicker access to the Indy market is...

  • Purdue and Intel announced the collaboration this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (photo courtesy Intel/Matt H. King)

    Purdue, Intel Collaboration to Focus on 'Design for Security'

    A new collaboration between Purdue University and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to make security a core principle in the development of future products and technologies. The university says the "Design for Security" badge program will show the importance of incorporating security into every level of system design. Purdue is offering the ability to earn the "Design For Security" badge through a series of courses available on...

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    ISU to Launch Bikeshare Program

    Indiana State University will Wednesday kick off its new stationless bikeshare program on the Terre Haute campus. The university says 100 orange bikes, which can be unlocked by using a mobile app, will be available for people to ride.

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    Central State Site Attracts More Investment

    More redevelopment is slated for the property that used to house Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. Ohio-based M/I Homes Inc. is planning a $15 million housing community to be called 58/Bahr at Central State that will include 20 townhomes and 30 single-family homes. The builder says it also intends to develop an additional 27 acres of the site, which could involve 200 more homes.

  • The hotel will be located at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park (pictured).

    Construction to Start on Tech Park Hotel

    Groundbreaking on the first hotel at WestGate@Crane Technology Park will take place Wednesday in Odon. Officials say the $7 million Sleep Inn and Mainstay-branded hotel will employ more than 20. Owners Mike and Debbie Hicks also own the Comfort Suites in French Lick and the Legend of French Lick Resort Boutique Hotel and Event Center. Plans include...

  • (Images of Suzi Spahr [pictured left] and Dana Kosco [pictured right] courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.)

    New Director For Indiana Grown Initiative

    The state's signature agricultural marketing effort has a new leader. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Program Manager Suzi Spahr has added responsibilities as director of the Indiana Grown initiative. The ISDA has also named Dana Kosco outreach manager for the effort. Spahr has served as program director since 2016. She succeeds David King, the previous director of Indiana Grown, who left more than a year ago for a private sector position.

  • From left to right: Mike Braun, Luke Messer, Todd Rokita.

    All GOP Senate Candidates Sign on For Debate

    All three Republican candidates seeking to take on incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) have agreed to take part in the final statewide televised debate before the May 8 primary. The Indiana Debate Commission will host the April 30 event featuring candidates Mike Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita. Early last month, the commission said Rokita, who currently represents Indiana's Fourth Congressional District, initially declined the request to participate.

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    1si Names ONE Award Winners

    One Southern Indiana has announced the winners of its annual ONE Awards, celebrating local businesses in Clark and Floyd counties. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on criteria including business history, community involvement and innovation in products or services. 

  • Northview Elementary School is located in Gas City.

    East Central Indiana School Plugs Into Telehealth Tech

    Northview Elementary School in Gas City has become the most recent location for a telehealth clinic through the statewide Indiana Rural School Clinic Network. Mississinewa Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Lezlie Winter says the technology brings Marion General Hospital expertise into the rural school and "levels the playing field" for students and parents who face health care access challenges. The program, which is funded through a grant administered by...

  • The International Center is accepting nominations through May 31.

    International Center Establishes New Award

    The International Center in Indianapolis is seeking nominations for a newly-established award. The center says the Global Impression Award will celebrate emerging leaders working to globalize the state. The inaugural winner will be announced in August at the International Citizen of the Year event. The center says the growing number of young leaders pushing Indiana's global profile led it to create the award. Salesforce Marketing Cloud Director of Database Engineering and Global...

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    Campaign to Renovate Former Armory Hits $3M Goal

    Indianapolis Classical Schools has met the $3 million goal of a capital campaign to fund renovations at the former Heslar Naval Armory near downtown Indy. The parent of Herron High School says the milestone will allow it to complete the armory's transformation into the new Riverside High School. ICS says meeting the campaign goal means the project will be completed without any long-term debt. The organization will continue to raise funds for unmet needs at the facility, including...

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    Purdue, Daniels Agree on Extension

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has indefinitely extended President Mitch Daniels' contract. The school says the deal will run "until such time either party gives one year's notice." The former, two-term Indiana governor first signed on to lead Purdue in December of 2012. His initial contract was re-upped for two years in 2015. As with the previous deal, half of Daniels' pay is connected to performance-based metrics and he will receive...

  • Old GM Site Developer Envisions '20 Minute Neighborhood'

    Developers of the former General Motors Stamping Plant site near downtown Indianapolis say the 103-acre property is unlike any in the world. Ambrose Property Group Senior Vice President Andrew Greenwood says the uniqueness of the site offers a blank canvas to create a major, urban mixed-use development that will be a first class destination. "We looked internationally, we looked nationally we looked at Indiana and there's nothing that compares," said Greenwood.

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    Job Fair Set For Michigan City

    Officials in northwest Indiana will Wednesday host the third annual Michigan City Community Job Fair. More than 50 employers will be on hand to meet with job seekers about available positions. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

  • Purdue Professor Sunil Prabhakar will serve as the IDSI's inaugural director. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Launches Data Science Initiative

    A new initiative at Purdue University aims to make data science education part of every student's learning experience on campus. The university says the Integrated Data Science Initiative will help create a "data science for all" ecosystem while boosting research and partnerships in the field. The focus of the IDSI, Purdue says, is applying data science research to pressing fundamental and socially-relevant issues while also preparing students for what it calls the...

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    Master Plan Lays Out $1B Purdue Discovery Park District

    The Purdue Research Foundation and its private development partner, Indianapolis-based Browning Investments LLC, have unveiled the 30-year master plan for the massive Discovery Park District in West Lafayette. The mixed-use property is expected to include some $1 billion in projects and opportunities for on-campus private investment that Purdue University says will create "a mixed-use gateway for intellectual discourse and commercial partnerships." Officials also detailed...

  • Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (second from left) was among the officials who cut the ribbon Monday. (photo courtesy city of Carmel)

    Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Carmel

    Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and other city officials Monday celebrated the grand opening of The Old Spaghetti Factory, adding to the growing number of businesses opening at Carmel City Center. The location is restaurant's second in Indiana and will add 100 jobs.

  • Doug McKibben is one of this year's honorees. (photo courtesy Mad Anthonys)

    Mad Anthonys Names Red Coat Honorees

    The Fort Wayne-based Mad Anthonys Foundation has named the 2018 Red Coat honorees. The organization presents the Red Coat each year to individuals who have made a positive impact to the Fort Wayne region and the state of Indiana.

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    Spot Freight Expands in Charlotte

    Indianapolis-based Spot Freight Inc. is growing its presence in North Carolina. The Charlotte office, which opened three years ago and currently employs 10, could add about 50 jobs by year's end. In an interview a year ago on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, President Andrew Elsener discussed the company's growth plans in Indianapolis, which include 260 new Hoosier jobs by 2023.

  • Jeffersonville Call Center Could Bring Over 600 Jobs

    Ohio-based United Collection Bureau Inc. has announced plans for a new southeast Indiana call center that could employ up to 621 over the next four years. The company intends to pump $2.4 million into improvements and equipment at a leased facility on the River Ridge Commerce Center campus in Jeffersonville. UCB says renovations have already begun on the 55,000 square-foot call center, which is slated to open by the end of next month.

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    Dry Cleaning Franchise Expanding to Indiana

    An Indianapolis native is bringing a growing dry cleaning franchise to central Indiana. Larry Frutkin and his wife Emma are investing more than $1 million to open five ZIPS Dry Cleaners locations, which are expected to create up to 125 full- and part-time jobs.

  • The Carrier Pigeon team won Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0. (Image courtesy of University of Southern Indiana.)

    Different Take on Drone Tech Wins Startup Weekend

    The winning concept from the recent Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 uses drone technology to help save lives. Carrier Pigeon involves dispatching emergency medical supplies to ambulances transporting patients. The event, which was held at the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center, is in its seventh year and is considered the largest of its kind in Indiana. Some 100 participants were involved in the more than 50-hour event. The second place team created...

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    WNIN Showcases New Downtown Media Center

    Officials in Evansville have cut the ribbon on the city's new public radio and television hub. The new $3.8 million WNIN Tri-State Public Media Inc. headquarters was supported by funding including the state's Regional Cities Initiative and the Move2Main capital campaign. WNIN is an Inside INdiana Business partner. The media center includes production studios for the radio, television and digital properties, as well as...

  • Westfield Mayor Andy Cook announced the establishment of the fund Monday. (photo courtesy city of Westfield)

    Endowment Fund Launches For Westfield Nonprofits

    Officials in Hamilton County have launched an endowment fund to benefit nonprofits in Westfield. A gift from the Paul and Judy Estridge Family Foundation and other individual donors in the community has created the Westfield Endowment Fund.

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    Ball State Names Provost

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns has selected Susana Rivera-Mills as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Rivera-Mills, who most recently served as vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation at Oregon State University, will begin her new role in July.

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    Downtown Mall Branching Out

    As the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis continues its transformation, the high-profile property has announced several new businesses and the relocation of Purdue Polytechnic High School. General Manager Audrie Thompson says the announcement, which follows word in February that the 25-year-old landmark was receiving a multi-million dollar facelift, fits with the changing landscape and demographics downtown. Purdue Polytechnic opened in August at The Union 525.

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $230,000 grant to a Purdue University-affiliated startup. West Lafayette-based MR-Link LLC says it plans to use the funding to further develop its coin-sized device which aims to help medical professionals conduct MRI scans more efficiently.

  • Mitch Bonar and Abby Abel (photo courtesy 500 Festival)

    Unified Sports Advocates Named 500 Parade Grand Marshals

    The 500 Festival has named a pair of Hoosier college students as the grand marshals for the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade. The organization says Abby Abel from Purdue University and Mitch Bonar from Ivy Tech Community College were chosen based on their work to spotlight their efforts in the world of unified sports.

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    Rose Acre Farms Issues Egg Recall

    Rose Acre Farms in Seymour has issued a voluntary recall on more than 200 million eggs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the eggs, which have reached consumers in nine states, have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Experienced Leader to Manage Kokomo Chamber

    The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has hired the former longtime chief executive officer of the Wabash Chamber of Commerce. Kimberly Pinkerton, who retired from her previous role in Wabash County in 2016, will manage the Kokomo Chamber. She spent 18 years with the Wabash Chamber, 13 as CEO and was named the Indiana Chamber Executives Association's Chamber Executive of the Year in 2011. The Huntington University graduate will focus on...

  • Plans for the land-based casino were announced in November 2015.

    Evansville Casino Parent to be Acquired

    The Tropicana Evansville casino will soon be under new ownership. Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI) has announced plans to acquire Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in a $1.85 billion deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year. 

  • Comey Part of Purdue Northwest Speaker Lineup

    The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will speak September 9 in Michigan City. James Comey will deliver a presentation titled "The Ethical Leader" during the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum, which will be held at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa's Stardust Event Center. The speaker series, formatted in a town hall style, is in its 65th year.

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    Change of Food Service Provider to Cause Cuts at Hanover

    A food service company says its contract with Hanover College will expire, leading to job cuts. In a notice to the state, Sodexo Inc. says the move will affect 81 workers around June 30. Most of the positions are food service workers. Other job titles include cashiers, cooks, baristas, catering service workers and supervisors. Sodexo USA, which is based in Maryland, says it serves more than 15 million consumers at 13,000 client sites.

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    New Albany Brewery Among Country's Fastest-Growing

    An Indiana beer maker is on a list of the fastest-growing breweries in the country. The Colorado-based Brewers Association's inaugural ranking, which includes Donum Dei Brewery in New Albany, considered production totals reported in its annual survey. Donum Dei is among a handful of breweries in Indiana's neighboring states to be on the list.

  • Skyline Corp. is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Skyline Corp. Continues Profit Swing

    Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. is reporting fiscal third quarter net income of $1.2 million, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million during the same period last year. The results mark the fourth consecutive quarter of profit growth for the manufactured housing company.

  • Tingyu Li (left) and Pavithra Ramamurthy pitch their "Buddy" speech therapy robot for children with cleft lip and palate. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Speech Therapy Robot Wins IU Innovation Challenge

    A robot designed to help children with cleft lip and palate with speech therapy has won the top prize at the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge at Indiana University. The robot, named Buddy, was designed by two IU graduate students who earned $7,500 for taking first place. 

  • Holcomb Names Gaming Commission Chair

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Michael McMains to serve as chairman of the Indiana Gaming Commission. McMains succeeds Cris Johnson, who resigned from the position to become a deputy chief of staff for Holcomb. McMains is an attorney who from 2010 to 2017 served on staff for then-U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

  • Springer says the approach has worked well in other communities

    Indiana Could be Social Investing Leader

    A partner at a prominent Indiana-based law firm says the state is positioned to be a leader in social impact investing, which aims to generate financial return and social good. Marilee Springer with Ice Miller says a combination of socially-active private equity investors and a deep bench of philanthropic organizations make Indiana an ideal spot for social investing. She cites 16 Tech and the Indiana Philanthropic Venture Fund as examples of...

  • Former state senator Brandt Hershman is among the committee members.

    Committee to Design Joint Agricultural Law Program

    The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Purdue College of Agriculture have set the steering committee tasked with designing a joint agricultural law program. The schools announced plans for the program in October and have named 11 people to the committee. 

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    Road Construction Season Begins

    Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation have marked the beginning of the 2018 construction season. INDOT says the state is investing over $1 billion into more than 900 projects throughout the state. 

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    IU Health Eyes Carmel Cancer Center

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Inc. is proposing a new, $55 million cancer center in Carmel. Plans filed with the city's plan commission call for an 88,000 square-foot facility on the IU Health North Hospital campus. The building would be where a parking lot and green space are now located. IU Health says the center will be "leading-edge" and include radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, pharmacy, lab and patient navigation services. Groundbreaking could be...

  • Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director.

    NeuroHope Wins Brackets For Good Indy

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on helping patients recovering from neurological injury find affordable therapy options has won the Brackets For Good Indianapolis tournament. NeuroHope of Indiana raised more than $80,000 to earn the championship title for 2018. NeuroHope outlasted Brookside Community Development Corp. in the final round of the Indianapolis tournament with both organizations raising a total of more than...

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    Health-Focused Alliance Hitting The Road

    Town hall meetings hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana will come to 16 more cities through mid-October. Friday's kick-off event, which drew more than 300 attendees, took place at the Indiana State of Our Health Summit in Indianapolis. The alliance says the road shows focus on combating tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse and obesity by gathering local leaders, health care providers and public officials to share ideas. Alliance Chairman Bryan Mills, who is chief exe...
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    Robotics Students Set For State Championship

    More than 30 teams of high school students from throughout the state will compete in the 2018 IndianaFIRST state robotics championship in Kokomo. The teams with the highest rankings after the event, which runs Friday and Saturday, will advance to represent Indiana in the World Championships later this month.

  • Aunt Millie's Closes Fort Wayne Bakery

    The downtown bakery for Fort Wayne-based Aunt Millie’s has officially closed its doors. The company announced in November it was closing the facility, affecting more than 90 jobs. A spokesperson for Aunt Millie’s told our partners at WPTA-TV earlier this month some of the employees have been able to transfer to other company locations and most have been offered jobs locally.

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    Vectren Subsidiary to Cut Ribbon on New HQ

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will Friday join officials in Newburgh to cut the ribbon on a new corporate headquarters for Energy Systems Group LLC.  The Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) subsidiary broke ground on the facility in June 2017. Financial details were not released.

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    Indiana Tech 'Cyber Warriors' Taking Title Shot

    A cybersecurity team from Indiana Tech will be battling for a national title. The Cyber Warriors are among 10 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship finalists competing Friday through Sunday in Orlando. The team reached NCCDC Championships by winning the Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month in Chicago. Indiana Tech says the championships involve building and defending a mock production business infrastructure from...

  • The Indiana IoT Lab officially opened in March.

    Wechsler Sees IoT Lab Network

    The founder of the Indiana IoT Lab, which opened last month in Fishers, says he envisions a "loose federation of labs throughout the state." During an interview at the Inside INdiana Business Launch Fishers Bureau, John Wechsler said labs throughout the state would focus on regional strengths, such as plastics engineering and precision agriculture.

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    New ISU President Ponders Future

    New Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis says the school is poised to begin "writing the next chapter." Curtis will be sworn-in Friday afternoon during inauguration ceremonies on the Terre Haute campus. "This is not a place that has a lot of divots to be repaired," she said, praising her predecessor Dan Bradley, who left in January. Curtis says leaders have begun evaluating the current strategic plan for potential "adjustments and...

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    Flexware Innovation Details New Fishers HQ

    Fishers-based Flexware Innovation Inc. is planning to relocate within the city to a new headquarters in a more prominent location. The company, which also has an office in Valparaiso and a presence at the new Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers, says the $3.5 million project near the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater could break ground in the fall. The company is seeking more than $265,000 in tax incentives from the city. Late last year, it announced plans to invest some $8 million into...

  • IU Student to Open Rush Bowls in Indiana

    A Colorado-based fast-casual restaurant chain has announced plans to open its first three restaurants in Indiana. Rush Bowls, which features meals-in-a-bowl using fresh fruit, granola and honey, has signed an agreement with Ethan White, a junior at Indiana University. 

  • The featured speaker lineup includes (from left-to-right): Mitch Daniels, Bill Oesterle, Michael Huber.

    Effort Underway to Flip 'Brain Drain' to 'Brain Gain'

    A new event Friday in Indianapolis will focus on an issue that has weighed on state leaders for decades: how to recruit and retain graduates of Indiana colleges and universities. The Brain Gain Talent Summit will include executives from nearly 40 Hoosier businesses encouraging hundreds of students to stay after graduation. Indianapolis-based Angie's List co-founder and former CEO Bill Oesterle says the event is part of a larger push he feels must take place to stem the brain drain.

  • Hogsett Launches Youth Leadership Council

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has established a youth advisory group that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders in the city. The Mayor's Youth Leadership Council will consist of 25 teens from throughout the city to provide insight and feedback on community issues to Hogsett and other city leaders.

  • Purdue Announces VC Partnership With LA Firm

    The Purdue Research Foundation is partnering with a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm in an effort to bring more venture funding to Purdue research, technologies and startups. The university says the deal with Kairos Ventures "provides additional leverage for Purdue's startup ecosystem and supports investments in companies commercializing Purdue's intellectual property." 

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    Teacher Evaluation Software Company Makes Acquisition

    Cloverdale-based tech company Standard For Success LLC has announced the acquisition of a Michigan-based software company. Financial details of the deal for STAGES Software were not disclosed, however SFS says a small number of STAGES employees will be retained.

  • Wechsler speaks with Inside INdiana Business at its Launch Fishers bureau.

    Wechsler is Mira's 2018 Trailblazer

    Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab founder John Wechsler will receive the 2018 Trailblazer Award at this month's 19th annual Mira Awards in Indianapolis. TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier calls Wechsler "fearless, inspiring and passionate" in his work for tech and entrepreneurship in Indiana. Wechsler founded Launch Fishers in 2012. It has grown into the state's largest coworking space, spanning 52,000 square feet and housing more than...

  • Ben Carson to Deliver Trine Commencement Address

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will address the graduating class in May at Trine University's 133rd commencement ceremony. Carson has authored nine books and launched the Carson Scholars Fund with his wife, Candy, that has awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships.

  • (Image of Vesuvius Coworking Pitch Night Winners Aerial Fit2Fly courtesy of Levi Rinker.)

    Footprint Grows For Vesuvius Coworking Contest

    Anderson-based Vesuvius Coworking is broadening the scope of its pitch competitions. The organization says the May 31 event at Mainstage Theatre will be open entrepreneurs who would locate in Madison, Delaware or Henry counties. The inaugural pitch night was focused on Madison County and the winners were Charity Rees and Lindsay Montgomery and their Aerial Fit2Fly studio concept. The entrepreneurs were awarded $7,600 toward the business and Rees said...

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    Amenity Center Set to Open in Indy

    Developers will Thursday celebrate the opening of the $8 million Parkwood Amenity and Recreation Center in Indianapolis. The facility is part of a $20 million investment in the Parkwood Crossing Office Park.

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    Hoosier Businesses Honored For Longevity

    Governor Eric Holcomb recognized 44 Hoosier companies Wednesday with the Governor's Century or Half Century Business Awards. The awards honor companies for their longevity and service to their employees, community and the state.

  • Matt Hunckler is founder and chief executive officer of Powderkeg.

    Powderkeg Partners With Cincy Firm

    Indianapolis-based tech company Powderkeg is partnering with a Cincinnati-based "startup catalyst" in an effort to attract more funding and talent to the Midwest. Powderkeg, which provides a subscription-based networking platform for tech entrepreneurs, says the partnership with Cintrifuse will help startups and expansion-stage companies compete with larger, coastal tech ecosystems.  Powderkeg says the combination of the two entities will expand the...

  • Another Tuition Freeze For Purdue

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced plans to once again freeze tuition on the West Lafayette campus. The move marks the seventh consecutive year of holding the line on tuition, which now extends through the 2019-2020 academic year. The university says combining the tuition freeze with room and board rates which have been held flat or lowered and potential textbook savings through Purdue's partnership with Amazon, the total cost of attending Purdue is lower than...

  • Jessica Navascues is CEO of Allura USA.

    Demand Drives Restart of Terre Haute Plant

    The head of a Texas-based building materials manufacturer says the reopening of its Terre Haute plant represents just the beginning of a long-term commitment to the Wabash Valley. Allura USA Chief Executive Officer Jessica Navascues says, when fully-operational, there could be upwards of 150 employees at the facility that restarted this year after being closed in 2014. "Stage one" plans, she says, involve the 60 employees already working at the nearly...

  • Christopher Day is co-founder and CEO of DemandJump.

    Case Contest Boosts Indy Tech Biz

    Last year's Rise of The Rest venture competition, which made a stop in Indianapolis, is being credited as a catalyst for a Hoosier technology company landing a $6 million round of funding. Indianapolis-based DemandJump Inc. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day says his team followed up with Revolution LLC, the Washington D.C. venture capital firm behind the competition co-founded by former AOL CEO Steve Case, and received its Series A round support. Other investors include...

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    Fort Wayne Airport Begins Work on New Terminal Road

    Fort Wayne International Airport has begun the first phase of construction on a new terminal entrance road. The airport says, when complete, the project will enhance the flow of traffic for passengers and allow for possible expansion of the terminal and parking.

  • The first phase of the Electric Works project is slated to begin this year.

    Henry Reiterates Support For Electric Works

    FFort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says his administration continues to support plans for the massive $440 million redevelopment of the former General Electric property in the city's downtown. The mayor says due diligence continues on the Electric Works project, in the wake of a new funding request from developer RTM Ventures. Last month, the developer sent a letter to the mayor request $65 million in public funding for the project, up from the $50 million proposed by the city.

  • Franciscan Health Western Indiana CEO Terry Allison at this week's dedication ceremony. (photo courtesy Franciscan Health)

    Franciscan Opens New Lafayette Patient Tower

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is celebrating the opening of a $60 million patient tower in Tippecanoe County. The health system has begun moving patients into the new 106,000-square-foot West Tower at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

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    hc1.com Continuing Growth With $7M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based hc1.com says a $7 million capital infusion will help continue its "aggressive expansion." The company, a healthcare-specific Customer Relationship Management system, received the funds from Indianapolis-based lead contributors Health Cloud Capital Fund I LP with participation from Elevate Ventures. Health Cloud Capital Fund is a private equity firm that, like hc1.com, is led by Chief Executive Officer Brad Bostic.

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    Purdue, Peruvian University Launch Partnership

    Purdue University and Universidad Nacional de San Agustin have officially launched their first joint research and capacity building initiative: the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Water, Energy and the Environment. The Nexus Institute will feature collaborative research into the challenges faced by residents in Peru and Latin America.

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    Indiana Tech Hosting Indy Career Fair

    Indiana Tech will Wednesday host its third annual Community Career Fair at its Indianapolis campus. The event will include nearly 20 employers as well as free employment resources. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Loses Leader

    Services are set for the chief executive officer of Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Inc., who died Monday after a battle with ALS. David Bobilya, whose career with the company also included time as controller, treasurer, vice president and president, started with Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne 37 years ago. He was 65. Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne now includes all locations in Allen County and stores in 26 other Indiana and Ohio communities.

  • Christopher Day is a co-founder of DemandJump.

    DemandJump Secures $6M Financing Round

    Indianapolis-based DemandJump Inc. has received a $6 million round of funding it says will expand sales, marketing and product innovation efforts. The digital marketing platform provider is the previous recipient of two seed rounds totaling nearly $2.6 million. Inside INdiana Business will have more from Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day in the INside Edge enewsletter. The latest infusion comes from investors including...

  • Walmart Planning Indiana Store Makeovers

    Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to invest $24 million in improvements to several of its stores throughout Indiana over the next year. The company says it will remodel seven stores and roll out in-store and online innovations at numerous others. The retail giant says the investment is part of $11 billion in total capital expenditures planned for its fiscal year. The improvements, Walmart says, are designed to better serve customers.

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    Bikeshare Startup Targets Nationwide Growth

    The chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based VeoRide Inc. says the startup hopes to launch in 20 new markets in 2018. The company, which began at Purdue University last year and is expanding this month to two other institutions in the U.S., is a dockless bikeshare service that uses mobile technology to make bikes available to riders. Candice Xie, a Purdue graduate who co-founded VeoRide, says they have received...

  • Dan Ebert (pictured on stage) is a co-founder of VinSense.

    Agbiosciences Opportunities on Display in Fishers

    The co-founder of a wine growing industry software provider founded on Purdue University-licensed technology says events like Tuesday's AgBiosciences Startup Showcase at Launch Fishers provide more than just support for the field. David Ebert of West Lafayette-based VinSense LLC says he hopes the gathering will help attract attention from potential talent and investors. The showcase included young companies in the growing ecosystem, including...

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    IU Students Set For Innovation Challenge

    More than a dozen Indiana University students will Wednesday pitch their ideas as part of the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge on the Bloomington campus. The participants are competing for a total of $15,000 in scholarships in the event, which aims to "encourage university-level intellectual property generation."

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    Building Product Maker to Mark Plant Restart

    Officials will celebrate the reopening of a manufacturing facility Wednesday in Terre Haute. The Allura USA plant, owned by a Texas-based parent, closed in 2014 and was restarted in January. The company employs 60 in the Wabash Valley. Allura USA makes fiber cement building products for new homes including siding, trim, soffit and shakes. The plant covers 438,000 square-feet and supplies homebuilders throughout the region and the country.

  • Krystal Geyer is assistant director of the Ball State Entrepreneurship Center.

    Statewide Student Pitch Competition Poised For Growth

    An organizer of the state's first high school pitch competition says the program will expand. Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Assistant Director Krystal Geyer says Innovate WithIN, won Monday by a team from Noblesville High School, will add middle schools next year and she expects the number of teams entering to double. The competition is the result of a partnership among...

  • Oasis Lifestyle manufactures commercial bathroom products.

    Oasis Lifestyle to Expand Plymouth Operation

    Plymouth-based Oasis Lifestyle LLC is planning two building expansion projects in Marshall County. The company, which manufactures commercial bathroom products, will invest nearly $2 million which it says will help retain its more than 240 employees.

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    'Papa John,' DeVos Families Donating to Purdue

    Two big name families have donated a total of $9 million to Purdue University. An $8 million gift from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation will result in the renaming of Purdue's Research Center in Economics in honor of the Louisville-based Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder. The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation, named for global consumer business Amway President Doug DeVos and his wife, is giving $1 million to the center. The funds will unlock...

  • Secretary of State Connie Lawson (file photo)

    Early & Absentee Voting Begins in Indiana

    As the May primary election draws near, early and absentee voting has begun. The Indiana Secretary of State's office says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in-person at their county clerk's office or request an absentee ballot by mail. 

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    Manufacturer Growing in Huntington

    A Minnesota-based company has announced plans to expand operations in northeast Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Ecolab, which manufactures soaps, sanitizers and cleaners will invest $4.5 million in new equipment at its Huntington plant. The addition will support a new product line and create a small number of manufacturing and plant logistics jobs.  Ecolab expects the equipment upgrade to be operational this month. The company employs...

  • Educaid is led by Noblesville High School students Colin Wareham and Jackson Ramey. (photo courtesy IEDC)

    Noblesville Team Wins State HS Pitch Competition

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  • (Rendering courtesy of Ambrose Property Group.)

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  • (Image provided by Gary SouthShore RailCats.)

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  • This year's show is set for December 11-13 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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  • Rendering of Switchyard Park in Bloomington

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    UIndy Names New Dean

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  • Sherry Seiwert is president of Downtown Indy Inc.

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  • AT&T says it has improved its network in Pierceton

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  • (Image courtesy of Zimmer Biomet)

    Zimmer Biomet Touts First Surgery of New Tibia

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    IU Health Names Leader For South Central Region

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  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

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  • Collegiate Drone Racing Championships to be held at Purdue

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  • AT&T says it has improved its network in Pierceton

    AT&T Improves Pierceton Network

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  • (photo courtesy of Wabash College)

    Wabash College Professor Awarded National Grant

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  • Litz says Liberty Place is the second of four major developments the company is working on this year in downtown Indy.

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  • (rendering courtesy of City of Carmel)

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  • (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    IUPUI Joins National Initiative

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  • (L-R) Qinmao “Fred” Zhang, Xingfang “Tony” Yuan and Yilun Wu

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  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

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    The Indianapolis Foundation says more than $2.8 million in grants will be awarded to 165 nonprofits throughout Marion County. The funding, awarded through the Summer Youth Program Fund, will support more than 200 summertime programs this year. 

  • Simon plans to redevelop five properties across the country

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