• Rise in Home Sales Continues in August

    F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales in central Indiana increased 3.2 percent in August. More than 3,000 homes were sold in the 15-county region, up from more than 2,900 during the same month last year. 

  • Union Hospital has two locations: Terre Haute (pictured) and Clinton.

    Union Hospital Lands Trauma Center Verification

    A Vigo County hospital has received a major designation. The American College of Surgeons has verified Union Hospital in Terre Haute as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the first verified trauma center in the Terre Haute area. 

  • The 50-ton Chillzilla thank is the first of its kind in the world. (photo courtesy Sutton-Garten Co.)

    Dry Ice Manufacturer Completes Upgrades

    A nearly 100-year-old company has completed a $600,000 upgrade to its dry ice production facility in Indianapolis. Sutton-Garten Co. says the investment included the installation of the world's first 50-ton Chart Chillzilla tank, which cools liquid CO2. 

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Unveils Budget Proposal

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has unveiled a proposed budget for 2018. It totals $165 million and will be formally presented to the City Council Monday. Henry says the figures include nearly $30 million for neighborhoods roads, streets, sidewalks, alleys and bridges. It also includes 24 new police officers and 22 new firefighters.

  • John Wechsler (pictured on-stage) is founder of Launch Fishers and Launch Indy and an organizer of Fail Fest.

    Fail Fest Speakers Focus on Overcoming Odds, Self

    An event focusing on the role failure plays in innovation is attracting storytellers from local and international backgrounds. Fail Fest, taking place Thursday at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, includes presentations from entrepreneurs and executives in industries ranging from technology to food service to public safety. Rupal Thanawala, Indiana Market Leader for Dublin-based consulting, tech services and outsourcing company Accenture, discussed...

  • IU Touts Boost in Commercialization Efforts

    The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is touting the school's technology transfer activity in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The university received 57 issued patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a more than 20 percent increase over the previous year. 

  • While Bilgicer's is developing the method for peanuts, he says it could be applicable for any food allergy.

    Researcher Working Toward Safer Allergy Testing

    A University of Notre Dame researcher has an ambitious vision for his allergy testing method. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor Bashar Bilgicer is developing an allergy test that would replace the traditional oral food challenge technique and the dangers that come with it. Bilgicer talked about the allergy diagnostic tool with Special Projects Reporter Kylie Veleta in our most recent edition of the Life Sciences INdiana enewsletter.

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    Pacers Names Esports Director

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the Indiana Pacers have selected Cody Parrent as director of esports operations. Parrent will oversee the franchise's efforts in the inaugural NBA 2K esports league, which will launch in 2018. 

  • First Internet Bancorp is headquartered in Fishers.

    First Internet Bank Hits Stock Offering Goal

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) has completed its public offering of more than 1.6 million shares of common stock. The parent of First Internet Bank says the offering succeeded in its goal of raising nearly $45 million in net proceeds.

  • Ronald Elsenbaumer will become IPFW chancellor November 1 and will transition to Purdue Fort Wayne chancellor July 1.

    Purdue Names Chancellor For Fort Wayne Campus

    Purdue University has identified the next chancellor for IPFW. Ronald Elsenbaumer is a Purdue alumnus who currently serves as a special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will succeed Vicki Carwein, who has led IPFW since 2012 and previously announced plans to retire by the end of the year. Purdue tells Inside INdiana Business Carwein will continue serving as chancellor until Elsenbaumer takes the helm November 1.

  • IEDC Considers New Carlisle Site a Contender For Potential Toyota-Mazda Plant

    A spokeswoman for the Indiana Economic Development Corp. confirms the state sees a site in New Carlisle as a potential fit for a $1.6 billion project being floated by Toyota and Mazda. Abby Gras adds that at any given time, the IEDC is evaluating sites for some 80-90 projects in its pipeline. The automaking collaboration could bring an anticipated 4,000 jobs wherever it ends up being located. Gras says it is too early to speculate on which sites the state sees as top contenders.

  • (rendering courtesy Flaherty & Collins Properties)

    Construction to Begin on Mishawaka Mixed-Use Project

    Officials from the city of Mishawaka and Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties will Thursday break ground on a $45 million mixed-use development. The Mill at Ironworks Plaza will include more than 230 luxury, market-rate apartments and more than 13,000 square-feet of retail space.

  • Nearly 400 Counties, Cities, Towns Score Matching Road Funds

    Hundreds of Hoosier communities will share in $150 million from the state for local road work. The Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative involves matching funding for nearly 400 city, county and town projects. Applications for the second-year program rose by nearly 50 percent. At least half the available funding had to go to communities with a population of 50,000 or fewer.

  • Fail Fest will be held at Launch Indy inside The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis.

    Fail Fest to Kick Off in Indy

    Launch Fishers and Launch Indy will Thursday host Fail Fest, which is in its fourth year. The event, which celebrates the role of failure in innovation, will take place at Launch Indy, the new coworking space inside The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. 

  • Lilly Endowment Issues Grants For Hurricane Relief

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is adding to the relief and recovery efforts for the areas affected by hurricanes in the southern portion of the United States and U.S. territories in the Caribbean. The organization has approved a total of $30 million in grants for the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, United Way Worldwide and United Way of Greater Houston.

  • The Anderson job fair will take place at Mounds Mall.

    Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

    The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

  • (rendering courtesy Ball State University)

    Ball State to Break Ground on Health Building

    Officials at Ball State University will Thursday afternoon break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019. 

  • The CDA in Texas is one of the three locations involved in the decision. (photo courtesy Celadon)

    Celadon Dropping Driving Academies

    A subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) has announced plans to exit its three Celadon Driving Academy locations. Celadon Trucking says one of the company's third-party driving school partners will establish accredited driving schools at the current CDA locations.

  • Pictured: Executive Director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council, Ryan Metzing.

    Bedel: 'The Road To Mars Goes Through Indiana'

    Representatives from the state joined members from the NASA Space Launch System (SLS), Orion and Ground Systems programs to celebrate Indiana's aerospace and defense industry. Executive Director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council Ryan Metzing says there are more than a dozen small to medium-sized companies, from Evansville to South Bend, that are playing a significant role in America’s future in deep space, specifically designing and manufacturing hardware that...

  • IU Vice President for Research Fred Cate (left) and NSWC Crane commanding officer Capt. Mark Oesterreich signed the agreement. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU, Crane Re-Sign Commercialization Agreement

    Officials from Indiana University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have re-signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement. IU says the agreement will give NSWC Crane the ability to commercialize more innovative technology and could provide more economic development and job creation in southern Indiana.

  • Angie Hicks is co-founder of Angie's List.

    Angie's List Lawsuits Halted After Clarification

    Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has announced three lawsuits challenging its planned merger with IAC-owned (Nasdaq: IAC) HomeAdvisor Inc. have been dropped. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Angie's List says the suits were called off after the companies adjusted language in the previous merger agreement, including provisions involving founder Angie Hicks's role with the resulting ANGI Homeservices.

  • (Image courtesy of the city of Goshen)

    Chamber Selects Goshen as Community of The Year

    The city of Goshen has been named the 2017 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Community of the Year. The Elkhart County city is being honored for what chamber President Kevin Brinegar calls a "tremendous" economic turnaround story. Goshen will be recognized November 7 during the Indiana Chamber's 28th Annual Awards Dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Brinegar adds...

  • (Image courtesy of Lutheran Health Network.)

    New Hospital Campus in The Works For Fort Wayne

    Lutheran Health Network has detailed plans to replace St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne with a new medical campus. The health care system says St. Joe has been in the same downtown location since 1869. Construction could begin next year and officials say build-out could take up to two years. A location and the full-scope of the work have not been determined, and LHN says "several potential properties are under consideration."

  • Stealth Trailers expects to begin production at the facility on October 1.

    Trailer Manufacturer Expanding to Grant County

    Bristol-based Stealth Trailers has announced plans to add a second Indiana location. Financial details were not disclosed, however the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new facility in Marion will create up to 115 jobs by 2020. The cargo trailer manufacturer has already begun installing equipment inside the 48,000-square-foot Grant County facility, which it says will house trailer manufacturing operations, including trailer welding, assembly, and final finishing.

  • In late November, then President-elect Donald Trump announced the plan to keep 800 jobs from leaving Indy for Mexico.

    GOP: Trump Set For Indiana Visit

    The Indiana Republican Party says President Donald Trump will make an appearance in Indiana next week. Specific details regarding the visit, including a location, have not yet been released. 

  • (Image of Joe Swedish courtesy of Anthem Inc.)

    Anthem Details HealthSun Acquisition Plans

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced an agreement to acquire Florida-based HealthSun, a Medicare Advantage health plan provider. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year, and Anthem says it will add approximately 40,000 members, boosting its affiliated Medicare and Medicaid plan membership total to 650,000 Floridians.

  • (Rendering provided by KAR Auction Services)

    KAR's Big Carmel Investment About Talent 'Fight'

    KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett says a planned $80 million investment in a new Carmel headquarters will serve the company's existing needs and boost talent attraction. Some 900 employees are located at the company's current HQ, and KAR says the new space will house 400 new workers that will be added in the coming years. Hallett says "we're all in a fight for talent," especially in the technology space. He calls central Indiana...

  • (Graphic courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation)

    INDOT Discusses Timeline For 'North Split' Overhaul

    One of the busiest interchanges in the state is going to be rebuilt. The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the overhaul of the I-65/I-70 North Split in Indianapolis will include rehabilitation or widening of 32 bridges, adding new bridges and making room for future through-lane capacity on both interstates. The interchange handles some 170,000 cars per day. It was built 50 years ago and INDOT says its "useful life" is nearing the end.

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    JMS Building Revamped as Studebaker Lofts

    The $8 million transformation of a more than century-old building in downtown South Bend is complete. Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Studebaker Lofts mixed-use development in the historic JMS Building, which includes 46 apartment units, plus retail and office space. South Bend-based Bradley Co. says the Studebaker Lofts are first luxury apartments to be developed in the St. Joseph County city's re-emerging downtown. The building is part of...

  • The celebration will take place at the Toyota Visitors Center in Princeton.

    Toyota to Celebrate Milestone in Princeton

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. will Wednesday celebrate a milestone in Gibson County. Governor Eric Holcomb will join company officials to commemorate the five millionth vehicle produced at the Princeton plant. 

  • The event will take place at the America Place campus in Jeffersonville.

    1si to Host Jeffersonville Job Fair

    One Southern Indiana is hosting a two-day job fair beginning Wednesday in Jeffersonville featuring more than 60 employers. The FOCUS: Career and Job Fair will include companies from a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare and retail. 

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    Stroke, Rehab Center to Bring 100 Jobs to Crown Point

    Community Healthcare System has announced plans for a 129,000-square-foot stroke and rehabilitation center in Crown Point. The health system will invest an estimated $40 million into the facility, which is expected to create 100 full-time jobs.

  • (Image of Governor Eric Holcomb (left), CEO Jim Hallett (middle) and Mayor Jim Brainard (right) courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    KAR Auction Services Plans $80M Carmel Expansion

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has announced a headquarters expansion that is expected to create 400 jobs by 2020. The company plans to invest $80 million into what it says will be a state-of-the-art campus to house 1,500 workers. During an announcement Tuesday at the Center for the Performing Arts, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett said...

  • The first Game On tournament to be played at Grand Park Field House in Westfield.

    'Game On' At Grand Park

    Esports is coming to Grand Park Field House. The 400-acre sports complex will house the first Game On esports center in Indiana. Game On Chief Visionary Officer Rick Barretto and partners are hoping this strategic launch will elevate interest statewide.  “When you mention gaming, people typically think of a kid playing an online game into the early morning hours – think again,” said Barretto. “It is really a new frontier in entertainment, education a...

  • Huntington Touts Continued Growth

    Huntington University says the 2017-2018 academic year represents the fourth consecutive year of growth in enrollment. The university has enrolled 1,321 students for the fall semester, an increase of 21 from last year, marking the largest enrollment in the school's 120-year history. 

  • Hill-Rom Lands Military Contract

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a major contract to Batesville-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC). The $45 million contract calls for the provision of hospital equipment and accessories for the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Zeke Turner has served as board chairman for Mainstreet Health Investments since June 2016.

    Mainstreet CEO Steps Down From Board

    The founder and chief executive officer of Carmel-based Mainstreet has announced his resignation as chairman of the board of directors of the company's subsidiary, Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. Zeke Turner says he is stepping down to focus on Mainstreet's continued growth.

  • Kreg Gruber currently serves as the health system's chief operating officer. (photo courtesy Beacon Health System)

    Beacon Health Details Leadership Transition

    The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Beacon Health System has announced his resignation. Phil Newbold, who has served as CEO for 30 years, will step down November 1 and will be succeeded by the organization's current chief operating officer, Kreg Gruber. 

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the acquisition of Kaplan University in April.

    Purdue NewU Receives Key Approval

    The U.S. Department of Education has approved plans for Purdue University to acquire Kaplan University and create the state's newest public institution. The Purdue NewU approval is the second of three needed to complete the transaction, with a review by the Higher Learning Commission still pending. NewU has already received approval from the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education and Purdue did not give an expected time frame for a ruling from the HLC.

  • Cook Pharmica is located in a former RCA facility in Bloomington.

    Cook Creates 'Really Big Day in Bloomington'

    The president of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. says Tuesday's agreement to sell its Cook Pharmica LLC subsidiary to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) and the decision to acquire a former General Electric facility near the company's headquarters will have a positive impact on the city and state. Pete Yonkman says the nearly $1 billion dollar deal for Cook Pharmica has been six months in the making.

  • (Image of Sue McCloskey courtesy of fairlife LLC)

    Fair Oaks Co-Founder Among 'Awesome Women'

    Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana and Chicago-based fairlife LLC co-founder Sue McCloskey is being recognized by a national publication. Good Housekeeping has named McCloskey one of its Awesome Women Award winners. The honor, the publication says, goes to "creators, visionaries, helpers and trailblazers." This year's recipients also include Spanx founder Sara Blakely, TriBeCa film festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and actress and entertainer Whoopi Goldberg.

  • Cook Pharmica was founded in 2004.

    Cook Group to Sell Cook Pharmica, Buy Old GE Plant

    Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. has announced what it calls "significant, positive changes for the future." The global life sciences  company has reached a $950 million agreement to sell its contract biopharmaceutical business, Cook Pharmica, to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT). Cook Group has also announced the acquisition of the former GE refrigeration plant in Bloomington, which it says will lead to 500 additional jobs in Monroe County.

  • Under school board-approved plans, the Broad Ripple High School property will be put up for sale.

    IPS Board OKs School Closing, Selling, Transition Plans

    Plans to close or convert three public high schools and a middle school in the state's second-largest district are moving forward. On Monday, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners approved a recommendation from administrators to "reinvent" IPS high schools. The process will involve the closing and attempted sale of...

  • Gary Taking a Shot at New Amazon HQ

    Another Indiana community is planning to throw its hat into the ring for the second Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) headquarters. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says she still expects to hear from Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos after her city took out an advertisement Monday in The New York Times' business section appealing to the online marketplace mogul to consider the Lake County city. Freeman-Wilson understands Gary isn't top-of-mind like high-profile contenders, but...

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    New Walmart Tech Debuts in Aurora

    A Walmart (NYSE: WMT) location in Dearborn County is the first in the state to debut new technology for online shoppers. The store in Aurora is now using the company's new Pickup Tower, a 16-foot tall structure that acts almost like a vending machine and can fulfill an online order in less than a minute.

  • Former Attorney General to Visit Anderson

    A former United States Attorney General will Tuesday speak at Anderson University. Eric Holder, who served in the role from 2009 to 2015, will address an open forum in observance of Constitution Day on the Anderson campus.

  • Holcomb Names State’s New Health Commissioner

    Indiana has named its next State Health Commissioner. Kristina Box, who has spent more than 30 years as an OB-GYN at Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, was selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to fill the role vacated earlier this year by Jerome Adams, who left to become the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Box will begin her new role with the Indiana State Department of Health on...

  • (Image of the Center for the Performing Arts courtesy of the city of Carmel.)

    Economic Development Announcement Slated For Carmel

    Governor Eric Holcomb is set for a jobs announcement Tuesday in Carmel. Mayor Jim Brainard will also be part of a news conference providing details. Neither the state or the city are offering any public details ahead of the announcement at the Center for Performing Arts. Carmel continues to be one of the state's fastest-growing cities and since January, officials have made several economic development announcements including...

  • Batesville Chamber Hosting Job Fair

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is Tuesday hosting a career fair featuring over 300 job opportunities. The chamber says more than 25 companies will be on hand representing a variety of industries, including healthcare, education and manufacturing.

  • (Image courtesy of Cyclone Social) The company is located in downtown Fort Wayne next to the historic Coney Island restaurant.

    Fort Wayne Marketer Poised For More Growth

    The founder of a rapidly-growing Fort Wayne marketing company is eyeing a larger footprint throughout the state and beyond. Cyclone Social Chief Executive Officer Andrew Lamping launched the company in 2012 from his bedroom and says revenue has tripled each year since. As a result, staff size has jumped from five in January to 15 currently. Future plans include more employees and additional offices in markets like the company's "next major push" in Indianapolis.

  • Fort Wayne Planning New Downtown Hotel

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced plans for a $20 million hotel in downtown Fort Wayne. The city says the proposed 125-room Hampton Inn & Suites could open as soon as summer 2019. The hotel would be located across from the Grand Wayne Center along West Jefferson Boulevard in the city's downtown. Henry's office says an analysis conducted in 2014 showed a "critical need" for more downtown hotel space. 

  • First Internet Bank Looking to Raise Capital

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) is in the midst of a public offering of 1.65 million shares of the company's common stock. The bank says the offering, which is set to close Tuesday, is expected to generate nearly $48 million in gross proceeds.

  • College of Engineering student Robert Zheng adjusts the path of a laser beam in a Zucrow Lab research and testing bay. Photo Courtesy of Purdue University.

    Purdue Touts Record Research Funding

    It’s been another record year of sponsored research funding for Purdue University. The school raised over $418 million in fiscal year 2017, beating last year’s record of $403 million. “Our faculty, staff and students continue to build on research contributions by not only successfully securing increased federal grant funding but also helping us attract new corporate partners,” said Suresh Garimella, Purdue’s executive vice president for research and part...

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    Historic 'Limestone Castle' Going Up For Auction

    A historic building in downtown Bedford could soon have a new owner. The C.S. Norton Mansion, which was built in 1897 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, will go up for auction next month. 

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    Fishers Tops in 'Best Places to Live'

    The city of Fishers has been named number one on a national publication's list of the Best Places to Live in 2017. Three other Indiana communities -- Carmel, Avon and Greenwood -- are included in top 25 of the annual 100-city ranking from Time Inc.'s Money magazine. The publication worked with Realtor.com and considered metrics including economic health, home affordability and a quality-of-life. Money pared the list down from 2,400 possible communities.

  • Celadon Sells Flatbed Trucking Division

    Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. has completed the sale of "substantially all assets" of its flatbed trucking division to a subsidiary of Alabama-based PS Logistics LLC. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

  • Oscar Martinez was sworn into his new position following the caucus vote. (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Caucus Selects New Lake County Sheriff

    Democrats in Lake County have selected a new sheriff. Oscar Martinez succeeds John Buncich, who was removed from office after being found guilty last month on wire fraud and bribery charges. 

  • (Image of Mayor Joe Hogsett [pictured left of Re-Development Group CEO Josh Dubach] courtesy of Re-Development Group.)

    $20M Monon16 Development Begins

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is touting a $20 million housing development in a neighborhood receiving renewed interest as "innovative and transformative." Plans for the Monon16 project call for 60 new, single-family houses in the Kennedy Park district near the Monon Trail. The city says the area hasn't received private investment or development in a century. Twenty percent of the development, the city says, will be reserved for buyers with lower incomes.

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    Proposed Hyperloop Route Would Run Through Indiana

    A proposed Hyperloop route through Indiana that would connect Chicago, Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh is a finalist to receive a deeper examination. The Midwest Connect team was one of 10 groups selected by California-based Hyperloop One for its Global Challenge to find potential routes for the high-tech cargo and passenger system that uses magnetic levitation to send pods through low-resistance tubes at "airline speeds."

  • Mike Langellier is CEO of Indiana's tech growth initiative TechPoint.

    Langellier: Indy 'Well-Positioned' For Amazon

    TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says while Indianapolis is well-positioned to bid for Amazon.com Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) second headquarters, it will take "a giant, collective, creative, big thinking effort" to pull it off. Amazon says "HQ2" would be a $5 billion project creating 50,000 jobs over 15 years. "This is a once in a generation opportunity... akin to a Super Bowl bid and bigger in a lot of respects," said Langellier.

  • The trade mission included Governor Eric Holcomb and Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Ohmura signing a Memorandum of Understanding. (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    Japan Trade Mission Wraps With 'Perfect Capstone'

    Governor Eric Holcomb's first overseas trade mission is in the books. Last week's trip to Japan included signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Aichi Prefecture, which is home to 70 Indiana-connected companies, and meetings with executives from Toyota Industries Corp., Aisin Seiki and NTN Corp. Holcomb said "our visit to Nagoya was a perfect capstone to our economic development trip."

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

    Portage Coca-Cola Facility to End Delivery Operations

    The owner of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution LLC is planning to end delivery operations at its Portage facility next month. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Reyes Holdings LLC is not closing the facility completely, but will lay off an undisclosed number of employees as a result. The delivery operations at the sales and distribution facility have been open for 25 years. In a statement Great Lakes said some jobs will be...

  • Sirmax began construction on the facility in 2015. (file photo courtesy The Herald Bulletin)

    Anderson Manufacturer Plans to Expand

    Just months after beginning operations at its Anderson headquarters, Sirmax North America is already planning an expansion. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the Italian manufacturer subsidiary will invest $5 million to add a third production line in 2018.

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    Crossroads Galvanizing Moving Forward on Lafayette Plant

    Company and local officials are marking the groundbreaking of a new galvanizing plant in Lafayette. Family-owned Crossroads Galvanizing LLC says plans call for up to 60 new workers within its first year. Manager Jason Monnig says that number has potential to grow in the future. He adds "for us, the choice to locate a plant in Lafayette was an easy one. From the outset, we noticed a strong workforce and a "can-do" attitude from City and County officials."

  • Record-Breaking Total at Heartland Film Festival

    Indianapolis-based Heartland Film Inc. says the 26th annual Heartland International Film Festival will feature its highest number of films yet. The Academy Award-qualifying event will include $100,000 in cash prizes and recognition of Hollywood legend Rob Reiner, whose movie "LBJ" starring Woody Harrelson will kick off the 11 days of activities October 12th. That same night...

  • Irma Delays Fishers Portillo's Opening

    The much-anticipated opening of the new Portillo's location in Fishers is being slightly delayed. The restaurant says the delivery of essential pieces of restaurant equipment has been held up by Hurricane Irma. The restaurant will now open September 28 at 10:30 a.m. 

  • Dr. Mike Hicks (photo courtesy Ball State University)

    Indiana's Unemployment Rises in August

    Indiana's unemployment rate jumped to 3.5 percent in August, up from 3.1 percent the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state lost 4,900 private sector jobs last month, although private sector employment has grown by more than 25,400 over the past year. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the Indiana labor force increased by more than 4,600 in August. The DWD says Indiana remains below the national rate of 4.4 percent.

  • Pyrotek Adding Jobs in Columbia City

    A Washington-based company has announced plans to add a new manufacturing line at its Columbia City facility. Financial details of the expansion were not disclosed, however Pyrotek Inc. says the addition will retain nearly 60 jobs and add a small number more. 

  • Flexible Concepts is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Elkhart Company Part of Military Contract

    An Elkhart-based company will share in a major military contract. The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the nearly $57 million contract to Flexible Concepts Inc. as well as Ohio-based Gayston Corp. The contract calls for the production of tail fins for 60mm and 81mm mortars. 

  • Fort Wayne-based Ash Brokerage is among the industry participants in the pilot inbound student efforts.

    Insurance Leaders Attempt to Woo Industry Prospects

    In an effort to draw young talent to the insurance industry, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will host some 70 college students this weekend to showcase job opportunities and quality-of-life in the region. Organizers of the pilot program are attempting to develop "a replicable and scalable" model for future attraction and retention. The students represent five colleges in Indiana and Illinois, including...

  • (Image courtesy of Revolution) Pictured: Rise of the Rest competition co-founder Steve Case during previous check presentation in Pittsburgh.

    Tech Competitors to Spotlight 'Dynamic Sense of Possibility'

    The Indianapolis finalists vying for a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case are in. Revolution LLC, a Washington D.C.-based venture capital firm co-founded by Case, will host the Indy leg of its five-city Rise of the Rest tour and 10-company pitch competition. On October 12, Case and co-founder J.D. Vance will tour the startups, host a "fireside chat" at The Union 525 with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, then listen to the pitches.

  • Acquirent Executive Vice President Geoff Winthrop (pictured) will serve as president of LeadJen.

    Illinois Company Acquires Indy's LeadJen

    Illinois-based Acquirent LLC has added an Indianapolis sales and marketing lead generation company. As a result of the acquisition, LeadJen Chief Executive Officer Bill Johnson, a founder of the 13-year-old business, will give up day-to-day responsibilities. Acquirent Executive Vice President Geoff Winthrop has been named president of LeadJen. The company is not disclosing the acquisition price. LeadJen will now be known as LeadJen, an Acquirent Company and...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis International Airport.)

    Indy Airport to Sell Conservation Land

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority Board has approved the sale of more than 1,800 acres of conservation land to the town of Plainfield for nearly $1.6 million. The IAA says the sale is part its commitment to return non-aviation land to local communities. 

  • Competitors line up before a race at the 2016 edition of the event.

    Vaughn: Wellness, Connections Drive Thousands to Corporate Challenge

    The president of the Indiana Sports Corp. says 6,000 contestants representing nearly 140 companies will participate in this year's Corporate Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event, which covers two weekends, features competitions ranging from parallel parking and golf chipping to distance running and cycling around the famed oval. Ryan Vaughn credits the event's popularity in recent years to a wellness push among members of the business community.

  • The partnership will also give Ivy Tech a presence at the annual Indianapolis Auto Show.

    Gift to Fuel Ivy Tech Automotive Center

    Ivy Tech Community College says it has reached its $22 million goal for its "Closing the Achievement Gap" campaign. The school says the most recent gift, $1 million from the Indianapolis Auto Trade Association, will support scholarships and a new automotive technology training center in Indianapolis. IATA President Tom Miller says the training center will create "an outstanding learning environment for the next generation of automotive service technicians" and...

  • (Image courtesy of Michael Grady on Facebook)

    Michael Grady Heading to Big Apple

    An Indianapolis native who has covered sports in the city and state for nearly 15 years is moving on to the country's largest media market. Michael Grady is taking a job as sideline reporter for the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network in New York. He has served as the Indiana Pacers public address announcer, host of the Grady and Big Joe Show on 1070 The Fan and sports anchor/reporter on WRTV6.

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    Major Gift to Support IU Indoor Arena

    An Indiana University alumnus has provide a major gift in support of the university’s new indoor arena. Jay Wilkinson has given $10 million to help fund construction of the $17 million facility, which will serve as the new home for IU’s volleyball and wrestling. IU has named the arena Wilkinson Hall in recognition of the gift.

  • Hope Academy Using VR in The Classroom

    A charter school in Indianapolis that focuses on helping students who are battling substance abuse s turning to a high-tech solution to boost engagement. Hope Academy, which is sponsored by the city and connected to Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center, is partnering with Iowa-based startup VictoryVR on STEM-centered virtual reality technology. The goggles and software, VictoryVR founder Steve Grubbs says, take students to historic and significant sites.

  • Harman to Lay Off 650 Worldwide, Close Elkhart Facility

    A Connecticut-based audio technology manufacturer has confirmed plans to lay off 650 workers and close several facilities throughout the world, including its Crown Audio plant in Elkhart. A spokesperson for Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR) tells Inside INdiana Business the closures will take place over the next year, though it was not immediately known exactly how many Indiana employees would be out of work. The company, which employs more than 3,700 worldwide...

  • Education Secretary to Visit Indiana

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in Indiana Friday on the final leg of her “Rethink School” tour. Chalkbeat Indiana reports DeVos will visit schools in Gary, Indianapolis and Hancock County.

  • MatchBOX Hosting Startup Weekend

    MatchBOX Coworking Studio in Lafayette will Friday kick off its annual Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend, which runs through Sunday. The event features participants taking an idea from concept to business model and will end with a pitch competition with the winners chosen from a panel of judges.

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    Patachou Founder Among 'Most Innovative'

    The founder of Indianapolis-based Patachou Inc. is receiving national attention. Fortune, along with sister publication Food & Wine, has included Martha Hoover in its list of the 20 "Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink." 

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the settlement Thursday.

    Indiana Shares in Pharmaceutical Company Settlement

    Indiana is part of a multi-state settlement involving a global pharmaceutical company. The agreement with insulin manufacturer Novo Nordisk settles allegations that the company did not comply with Food and Drug Administration requirements regarding the potential risk of a rare form of cancer in people who use one of its Type II diabetes medications. As part of the settlement, the federal government will receive more than $43 million, with state Medicaid programs receiving...

  • Anderson Housing Authority Reaches Lawsuit Settlement

    A lawsuit filed against the City of Anderson Housing Authority has ended in a settlement. The U.S. Department of Justice says the AHA was accused of subjecting female tenants to sexual harassment and discriminating against tenants with disabilities. 

  • The companies presented the results today in Switzerland.

    Lilly Drug Yields Positive Results

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) say a treatment for patients with a certain type of dermatitis showed positive results in a Phase 2 study. Last month, the companies also announced plans to resubmit baricitinib to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Buttigieg Proposing Paid Parental Leave

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is looking to provide paid parental leave for city employees beginning in the next fiscal year. The proposal was included in the city's budget presentation this week to the South Bend Common Council. 

  • (photo courtesy Wabash College)

    South Bend Tech Company Names CEO

    South Bend-based Trek10 Inc. has named Shane Fimbel chief executive officer. The tech company says Fimbel, who most recently served as chief operating officer of Global Access Point LLC in South Bend, will lead the company's scale-up efforts.

  • The AEP subsidiary is headquartered in downtown Fort Wayne.

    I&M Unveils Power Grid Upgrade Plans

    Fort Wayne-based Indiana Michigan Power has announced plans to invest $48 million in improvements to its power grid in Delaware and Madison counties. The utility will rebuild 21 miles of electric transmission line and retire seven miles of existing line. 

  • Inpatient procedures and surgeries will still be done at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

    Riley Children's Health Growing Fort Wayne Presence

    Riley Children's Health is expanding its Fort Wayne footprint. The system plans to open an additional office in the city next year that will offer specialties including pediatric urology and cardiology. The office, set to open in early 2018, will feature 12 exam rooms along with office and diagnostic testing space. The system says pediatric cardiology and urology will be the first specialties to see patients at the Fort Wayne office, with additional specialties coming in...

  • Buttigieg to Break Ground on Rec Center

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will Thursday afternoon help break ground on renovations to the Charles Black Recreation Center. The approximately $4 million project, which is part of the "My SB Parks and Trails" initiative, will increase the facility's square footage by 50 percent.

  • The underground mining center is located at VU's Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.

    Mining Simulation Center to be Celebrated

    Vincennes University officials Thursday will host a grand opening ceremony for the school's Underground Mining Simulation Center in Gibson County. The $2 million facility in Fort Branch, which began training exercises early last month, is patterned after a facility at West Virginia University. The mock mine is patterned after a facility at West Virginia University and is part of the VU Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch, which opened earlier this year.

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    Big Grant Boosts TechPoint Talent Hunt

    The state's tech growth initiative has secured a $5.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support talent attraction and retention efforts. TechPoint, part of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, says the funds will boost its Xtern program, billed as "The Ultimate Tech Internship," and Xtern Bootcamp, which was launched last year. The TechPointX programs, which also include the two-year Indy Tech Fellowship and five-week Sales Bootcamp, were created in...

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    BrightVolt Details BIC Expansion

    An ultra-thin film battery company is providing more detail on its growth at the Battery Innovation Center in Greene County. BrightVolt Inc. says it plans to add up to 30 jobs at its Newberry operation by 2020. In August, Inside INdiana Business reported on BrightVolt's partnership with the BIC, becoming the first company to set up dedicated space in the hub near Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. By the end of the month, the company says...

  • Officials cut the ribbon on the facility Wednesday. (photo courtesy ALOM)

    California Company Opens Distribution Hub in Indy

    California-based ALOM is celebrating the opening of its fulfillment and distribution hub in Indianapolis. The supply chain management company is investing more than $1 million into the facility, which it says will expand its service capacity in North America.

  • Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo)

    Higher Ed Commission Awards STEM Teacher Grants

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded more than $9.6 million through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund. The commission says the 11 recipients will use the funding to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with a shortage of STEM teachers.

  • Techshot Selected For Major NASA Contract

    A Greenville-based company is one of 16 to receive a share of up to $500 million as part of a NASA Research, Engineering, and Mission Integration Services contract. Techshot Inc. says the funding will be used to assist with research and engineering efforts on the International Space Station. 

  • Image of Miles Fulwider at student-run record label launch provided by the University of Saint Francis.

    Student-Run Record Label Launches in Fort Wayne

    The University of Saint Francis is bringing together its Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts and Music Technology programs to create a student-run music label. The partnership marks a first for the school: an interdisciplinary venture owned by USF and run by students. The label's business foundations will be set this semester and the first album will be produced and promoted in the spring. Music Department Chair Miles Fulwider tells Inside INdiana Business...

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    Notre Dame Looks to Boost Residential Life

    The University of Notre Dame has unveiled a plan aiming to strengthen the undergraduate residence hall communities on the South Bend campus. The university says the plan includes incentives for seniors to live on campus and a requirement for students to live on campus for six semesters.

  • State Rep. Looking to Improve Reporting Requirements

    State Representative Douglas Gutwein (R-16) is looking to local officials to provide information on state reporting requirements for local governments that need to be streamlined, revised or eliminated. Gutwein, who is chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reduction, says the effort aims to improve government efficiency throughout the state.

  • Hammond Downtown Grand Marquette Trail Map

    Hammond Unveils Quality-of-Life Project

    Hammond has detailed $1.5 million plans to develop a bike trail connecting the city's downtown to the Grand Marquette Trail. The city says project will give bikers, runners and walkers expanded safe access to travel the city. The city says the project is a partnership with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission. The district has developed a plan to build the trail with a drainage system designed to reduce storm water run-off at a cost of $500,000.

  • Indy Among 'Best Cities For Jobs'

    A new study touts Indianapolis as of the top cities in the U.S. when it comes to employment. California-based job and recruiting website Glassdoor has ranked Indy among the "Best Cities For Jobs." Indianapolis is ranked second on the list, behind Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

  • Ice Miller LLP

    Thanks, Dad. You Can Go Now

    Many business owners envision keeping the business within the family, perhaps for generations. A formal succession plan may seem unnecessary, but what happens when the next generation doesn’t share the same long-term vision for the family business? Establishing guidelines and expectations is important for a smooth transition and continued business success.

  • Work to Begin Soon on Water Treatment Plant

    The Anderson Board of Public Works has approved a $9.7 million contract for an Indianapolis-based construction firm to build a new water treatment plant. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report F.A. Wilhem Construction Co. is expected to begin work on the project next month.

  • Star Group owns and operates a number of properties, including a Holiday Inn Express in Greenfield.

    Evansville Hotel Still in the Works

    Plans for a $7 million hotel in Evansville continue to move forward, despite several delays. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the developer of the new Holiday Inn Express expects to break ground later this year or early next year. 

  • The new company would have an ownership interest in a pipeline connected to the BP refinery in Whtiing. (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    BP to Spin Off Pipeline Business

    BP PLC (NYSE: BP) says plans are moving forward to spin off a subsidiary with connections to its Whiting Refinery into its own publicly-held company. BP Midstream Partners LP has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its proposed initial public offering.

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    Purdue Research Could Unlock Domestic Energy Resource

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels calls $20 million plans for a shale gas engineering research hub unveiled Tuesday "a prestigious and important moment" in the school's history. The Center for Innovative Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources or CISTAR will be located at Discovery Park in West Lafayette. It will pull in researchers from Purdue, as well as...

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University Kelley School of Business) Jack Wentworth June 11, 1928 to September 11, 2017

    Former Kelley School Dean Jack Wentworth Dies

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is remembering a former dean and longtime faculty member. Jack Wentworth was dean from 1984 to 1993, a period of transition and growth for the school. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the Bloomington campus before joining the school as a marketing professor and director of its Division of Research in the early 1960s. Wentworth was 89.

  • The 2017 edition of IndyIoT will be held at the 502 East Event Center in Carmel.

    Lineup in Place For IndyIoT

    Organizers of an event focused on the emerging Internet of Things industry have announced this year's lineup. The third annual IndyIoT will take place October 25 in Carmel and feature a keynote presentation by Fishers-based ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick will moderate a group discussion during lunch.

  • USF to Announce Music Venture

    The University of Saint Francis will Wednesday announce a new student-run venture. The university says the project will link its Music Technology and Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts programs.

  • Ironworks Hotel Opens in Indy

    After more than a year of construction, officials are celebrating the opening of the first boutique hotel on the north side of Indianapolis. The 100,000-square-foot Ironworks Hotel Indy features 120 guest rooms and 15,000 square feet of retail space.

  • (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    Indiana Schools Among 2018 'Best Colleges'

    Dozens of Indiana colleges and universities are included on a list of the best in the country. The annual rankings released by U.S. News and World Report consider factors including 15 "indicators of academic excellence." More than 300 schools are on the 2018 Best Colleges list in the National Universities category. Over 230 have been included in the Liberal Arts Colleges category. Forty-three Indiana colleges and universities appear in some way in the 2018 rankings.

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    Indiana Landmarks Remembers Reid Williamson

    A man who served more than 30 years as president of Indiana Landmarks has died. The organization credits Reid Williamson with turning it into "a national leader in preservation." He retired from the role in 2005 and Indiana Landmarks' annual prize for outstanding leadership is named in his honor. Williamson was 82. Williamson began as president in 1973 and during his time in office, the organization says its membership, staff and endowment grew, as well as...

  • Go Electric is located at the Purdue Polytechnic Anderson facility.

    Go Electric Tapped For Another Military Project

    Anderson-based Go Electric Inc. has announced it will take part in a demonstration microgrid project at the Fort Custer Training Center in Michigan. Electricore Inc., a California-based nonprofit consortium, has awarded Go Electric a nearly $500,000 contract to provide a battery energy storage system for the project.

  • Del Monte has been in Plymouth for more than 35 years.

    Del Monte to Close Plymouth Plant

    California-based Del Monte Foods Inc. says it will close its tomato processing facility in Plymouth next year. In a notice to the state, the company says more than 100 full-time employees will be affected, beginning in November. Production is slated to stop in November, with warehousing and distribution to continue until February. According to the WARN Notice, the closure is expected to be permanent, and the company will provide severance packages and outplacement support to the...
  • Element Three is headquartered in the Pyramids complex on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

    Culture Matters: Element Three Looks to 'Write Bold Stories'

    A marketing agency in Indianapolis is crediting its continued growth to a combination of factors that includes a foundation of analytics-based services. In this month's Culture Matters segment, FirstPerson Chief Executive Officer Bryan Brenner says Element Three, which was founded in 2005 and now employs 70, has used a "unique approach" to become one of the largest agencies of its kind in the state.

  • The Indianapolis Prize was first awarded in 2006. The winners receive $250,000 and the Lilly Medal.

    Indianapolis Prize Nominees Unveiled

    The Indianapolis Zoological Society has unveiled the list of nominees for the 2018 Indianapolis Prize. The group includes 32 animal conservationists from throughout the world, one of whom will be chosen to receive was is considered to be the world's leading award for animal conservation.

  • Holcomb (seated, left) and Kazuyuki Nakane, Japan's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, sign the memorandum. (photo courtesy Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    Holcomb Seeks to Grow Ties With Japanese Businesses

    As the Indiana delegation's trip to Japan continues, Governor Eric Holcomb is working to further the state's economic partnerships with the country. The governor and Japan's state minister of foreign affairs have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance collaboration.

  • Oscar Robertson is one of the Sports Legends included in the attraction.

    'Sports Legends' to Be Immortalized

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has announced who will be honored in a series of 16 bronze statues to be part of the $35 million Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience. They include modern stars, such as the Pacers' Reggie Miller and the Fever's Tamika Catchings, as well as big names from Indiana's past such as NBA Hall of Famer Bobby "Slick" Leonard and members of the Indianapolis Clowns Negro League baseball team.

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    Gatherings Begin on Final Changes to I-69 Section 6

    The first of three meetings to lay out final tweaks to the preferred route of the last section of the I-69 expansion will take place Tuesday evening at Martinsville High School. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the "refinements" come from feedback from the public, INDOT planners and stakeholders. The changes have been reviewed by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and I-69 Section 6 Project Manager Sarah Rubin says...

  • Pre-merger, DowDuPont Executive Chairman Andrew Liveris (pictured left) was the Dow Chemical Co. CEO. DowDuPont CEO Edward Breen was CEO of DuPont before what the companies tabbed a merger of equals.

    DowDuPont Details Post-Merger 'Targeted Adjustments'

    The newly-merged DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) has detailed several changes to two of the three planned spin-out companies that will emerge from the $130 billion combination. The agriculture-focused spin-out, which will be headquartered in Delaware and have a global business center at the current Dow AgroSciences LLC HQ in Indianapolis, is not expected to be affected by what the company calls "targeted adjustments."

  • Tanneberger (podium) addressed SCI REMC employees on his first day as CEO. (photo courtesy SCI REMC)

    South Central Indiana REMC Names CEO

    The transition of leadership for South Central Indiana REMC is underway. The nonprofit electric cooperative has named James Tanneberger president and chief executive officer, succeeding Greg McKelfresh, who is retiring in January. 

  • Purdue Touts Record Enrollment

    Purdue University has a new record for overall enrollment on the West Lafayette campus. The university says the 41,573 students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year is an increase of more than 1,100 from the previous year. 

  • Mayors Joe Hogsett and Scott Fadness announced the effort to attract the project at a news conference Monday.

    'Unified Regional Effort' Targets Amazon HQ

    Central Indiana leaders behind an effort to attract Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) second U.S. headquarters say they are having to squeeze three-to-six months of work into a few weeks. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Fishers Mayor Monday announced a "coordinated, unified regional effort" to attract the $5 billion project that could result in 50,000 new jobs. The mayors say a team of tech, business and community leaders will work to develop a comprehensive proposal...

  • WorkOne Office Coming to Rush County

    The Rush County Economic and Community Development Corp. is partnering with the Muncie-based Alliance for Strategic Growth Inc. to boost the region's work force. The organizations are creating a new WorkOne office to connect job seekers in Rush County with high-demand, high-wage jobs.

  • Holcomb Orders Support For Irma Relief

    Personnel from Indiana are heading to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Governor Eric Holcomb has authorized the deployment of an Incident Management Assistance Team from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

  • (Image courtesy of Shirley Brothers Mortuaries and Crematory)  Howard C. Caldwell Jr. -- July 18, 1925 - September 11, 2017

    Services Set For Howard Caldwell

    Services are set for a well-known and long-serving former Indianapolis television newsman and author. Howard Caldwell, who was as an anchor and reporter at WRTV 6 for nearly 40 years, will be remembered during a visitation Thursday and a funeral Friday at Castleton United Methodist Church. Caldwell was 92. His news career began as a member of the military during the Korean War when he was editor of a Naval Reserve newsletter. Caldwell was also...

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    Construction to Begin at Former Elkhart Foundry

    Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties will Tuesday break ground on a $32 million mixed-use development in Elkhart. The project, known as Stonewater at The Riverwalk, will be located at the former Elkhart Foundry site and will include more than 200 luxury apartments and retail space.

  • Fishers Financial Fraudster Lands in Jail

    The third and final member of a former Fishers investment firm is now serving jail time for securities fraud. Fennis "Nick" Bledsoe, who helped start The Dane Group in 2012, received a three-year sentence for convictions on charges that include unlawful sale of securities, aiding in securities fraud and corrupt business influence. Bledsoe's sentence follows the convictions of...

  • Amazon has operations in Jeffersonville, Indianapolis, Plainfield and Whitestown.

    Central Indiana to Update Amazon Efforts

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness will this afternoon outline central Indiana efforts to land a second U.S. headquarters for Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). The online retail giant last week announced plans for the $5 billion investment, which would result in up to 50,000 new jobs with an average salary topping $100,000 per year. Hogsett and Fadness say they hope to build on Amazon's existing presence in Indiana, which includes 9,000 employees....

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    Wabash National Details Supreme Acquisition Funding

    Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC) has issued a $325 million private offering. Proceeds from the unsecured senior notes will be used toward the pending acquisition of Goshen-based Supreme Industries Inc. Late last month, Wabash National subsidiary Redhawk Acquisition Corp.'s $21 per share offering for outstanding Supreme Industries stock went live. The deal's equity value is $364 million. Wabash National says...

  • IU Northwest Bringing MBA Program to Michigan City

    Indiana University Northwest will soon begin offering its Weekend MBA for Professionals Program in Michigan City. The program, being offered through the university's School of Business and Economics will have on-site courses at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation, starting in January.

  • (photo courtesy Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    Holcomb Announces Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another around of appointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Environmental Rules Board, the Indiana Gaming Commission and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

  • Sallie Rowland received the Williamson Prize. (photo courtesy Indiana Landmarks)

    Indiana Landmarks Honors Leader, Organizations

    Indiana Landmarks is celebrating the accomplishments of those who have made an impact in historic preservation throughout the state. The organization has presented its annual Servaas Memorial Awards and the Williamson Prize for "outstanding individual leadership." 

  • (Image courtesy of Indianapolis Public Schools) Northwest Community High School is one of the high schools that could transition to a middle school.

    IPS Board Sets Vote on Fate of Schools

    The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners has announced the date of a vote that could decide the future of four high schools. The board has scheduled a special meeting on September 18 to vote on a recommendation that involves closing and selling Broad Ripple High School, transitioning Arlington and Northwest from high schools to middle schools and closing John Marshall Middle School. Arlington would offer evening high school classes following the proposed transition.

  • California Manufacturer to Onshore Jobs in Cass County

    A California company says it will relocate some manufacturing functions from China to Logansport. Lytx Inc. plans to invest $50 million into moving event recorder manufacturing to the Cal-Comp USA plant in Cass County, creating 70 jobs. It says initial work in Logansport will begin next month and full production is expected to ramp up in March. Cal-Comp USA has customers in industries including...

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    NIH Grant to Support Notre Dame Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families at the University of Notre Dame. The grant will help fund a project to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs used to support families that include someone with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

  • Elevate Ventures Looks to Southeast Indiana

    Elevate Ventures has another target in its mission to develop entrepreneurs and innovators statewide. The venture development organization says it will invest $1.5 million to match $1 million to be raised locally to grow entrepreneurship in southeast Indiana. "That's a very interesting area of the state," said Elevate Chief Executive Officer Chris LaMothe, noting about 70 percent of the region is across the river in Kentucky, creating a mutually beneficial scenario.

  • (Credit: IWiT Championship) Thompson took home $300,000 for winning the event.

    First IWiT Championship In The Books

    Florida native Lexi Thompson won this weekend's inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More than 140 players took part in the LPGA event, which included several events throughout the week supporting STEM education and showcasing the Indianapolis tech scene. The three-day stroke play tournament featured 144 players competing for a $2 million purse. Thompson took home $300,000 for winning the event with...

  • The meeting between Governors Holcomb and Fukuda also included a free throw contest.

    Japan Delegation Meets With Businesses

    Governor Eric Holcomb's trade mission to Japan continues this week. The delegation's weekend agenda included meetings with leaders from Indiana's sister-state, Tochigi Prefecture, and participating at the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo. Indiana's sister-state relationship with Tochigi Prefecture was established in 1999. As part of an effort to strengthen the economic and cultural partnership between the states, Holcomb and the state delegation met with Tochigi...

  • Mearns officially began his tenure as Ball State's 17th president in May.

    Mearns Installed, Establishes Scholarship

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns marked his installation this weekend by helping create a scholarship for local high school students. Mearns and his wife Jennifer are committing $100,000 to establish the Mearns/Proud Family Scholarship to support Muncie Central High School graduates who are first-generation college students. Ball State University's board of trustees is committing an additional $150,000 to the scholarship, saying the money came from the savings of ...
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    Ball State Board Endorses Residence Project Designs

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has endorsed architectural renderings of the first phase of the new North Residential Neighborhood. The $90 million project, which includes a new residence hall and stand-alone dining facility, is expected to be complete in 2020. 

  • A new Parkview Wabash Hospital campus is currently under construction. (rendering courtesy Parkview Health)

    Wabash Hospital to Receive 'Business of the Year' Award

    The newly-formed organization created through the merger of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Group of Wabash County has named the county's 2017 Business of the Year. Grow Wabash County will present Parkview Wabash Hospital with the honor next month.

  • Affordable Housing Projects Net $9M in Grants

    The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis has awarded more than $9 million in Affordable Housing Program grants for 25 projects in Indiana and Michigan. The bank says the projects will create 762 affordable housing units within its service area. 

  • Budget Agency Reports Lower-Than-Expected Revenue in August

    The Indiana State Budget Agency says the state revenue total in August came in $18.2 million below the April forecast. Last month's $1.02 billion figure was also more than 6 percent below August 2016. Corporate tax collections were the biggest drag on the state's bottom line in August, running a $26.5 million deficit, which was seven times lower than projections. The state says corporate payments "should normalize" next month, as it is a quarterly filing month.

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    Kokomo Airport Lands FAA Grant

    The Kokomo Municipal Airport is the latest Hoosier airport to receive funding through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. The airport has been awarded more than $263,000 toward runway rehabilitation efforts.

  • Lilly Continues Positive Outlook For Migraine Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says a 12-month Phase 3 study of a treatment for migraine has shown continued positive results. The pharmaceutical giant says the study for galcanezumab showed a "statistically significant reduction in the number of monthly migraine headache days" among patients.

  • Wood (right) says he and Corliss wrote up the plan for the business in 2015.

    SnapShyft Launches, Eyes Big Growth

    The winner of last year's inaugural Indy Startup Challenge has officially launched in what it calls a "perfect market." Co-founder Stephanie Corliss says SnapShyft is a gig economy platform connecting bars and restaurants with qualified workers looking for shifts. Corliss, from Silicon Valley, and Indianapolis native Thor Wood came up with the idea to help venues recover what she says is "billions of dollars left on the table" due to understaffing. The company has ...

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    Greenwood Hospital Set to Close

    A subsidiary of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare has announced plans to lay off 86 hospital employees in Greenwood. In a notice to the state, Transitional Hospitals Corp. of Indiana Inc. says Kindred Hospital - Indianapolis South will close by the end of the year. 

  • Northwestern High School in Howard County is one of more than 80 first-time honorees. (Image courtesy of the Northwestern School Corp.)

    State Recognizes 'Gold Star Schools'

    More than 100 schools have been named 2017 Gold Star Schools by the Indiana Department of Education. The designation recognizes schools that have worked to raise student achievement and improve overall student success. The IDOE says recipients create school-community advisory groups that...

  • (Image courtesy of Matt Tanaka, Matt Tanaka Marketing)

    Upland Brewing Searching For Next President

    The president of the state's third-largest brewery is stepping down. Upland Brewing Co. says Doug Dayhoff, who has been with the Bloomington-based business for more than 10 years, will give up day-to-day responsibilities, but "continue to support key initiatives" through year's end. Dayhoff is a part owner of Upland and came to the company when it was a brew pub. It now has a national footprint and produces over 50 beers per year, with locations in...

  • Image of George McGinnis (pictured left) courtesy of the NBA. Image of Muffet McGraw (pictured right) courtesy of UND.com.

    McGinnis, McGraw Heading to Basketball Hall

    An Indiana high school, college and professional basketball great and the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the last 30 years will Friday enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. George McGinnis and Muffet McGraw are among 11 inductees this year. McGinnis was the 1969 Indiana Mr. Basketball at Washington High School in Indianapolis, a 1970-71 All American in his only college season at Indiana University and helped lead the Indiana Pacers...

  • Advanced Assembly is a joint venture between Lear Corp. and Comer Holdings LLC.

    GM Supplier to Add Jobs in Whitley County

    Columbia City-based Advanced Assembly LLC has announced plans to expand operations in the Whitley County city. The company, a joint venture between Comer Holdings LLC and Lear Corp.(NYSE: LEA), both based in Michigan, will invest $7 million to increase production capacity at the plant and add 100 jobs.

  • Oscar Winner to Headline Indiana Conference For Women

    The 2017 Indiana Conference for Women has added a big-name Hollywood figure to its lineup of speakers. The conference, which will take place in November at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, will include remarks from Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton.

  • Indy Secures 2021 National FOP Conference

    The 2021 National Fraternal Order of Police Conference is coming to Indianapolis in 2021. During an announcement Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center, local and national FOP representatives, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Visit Indy officials discussed the anticipated financial impact, which they say could exceed $7 million. Event organizers say the gathering could attract over 5,000. In a tweet following the announcement, Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police #86 President Rick Snyder...

  • IBRI, Universities Formalize Relationships

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has detailed a partnership with four Hoosier universities. The IBRI says the memorandum of understanding involves streamlining the way in which university technologies are licensed by removing hurdles and speeding up commercialization. Ball State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame have all signed on. The IBRI says the formal collaboration will strengthen ties between...

  • Ruoff Mortgage Poised For More Growth

    The chief executive officer of Fort Wayne-based Ruoff Mortgage Co. Inc. says the company spent its first couple decades as "pretty much a local story," but is now ratcheting up growth mode. Mark Music, who had no prior mortgage industry experience, says he took over the now 33-year-old company around the time of the national financial crisis from his father-in-law. At the time, Ruoff employed 18 and has since expanded to more than 500 with...

  • Angie's List to Cut 230 Employees After Sale

    Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has confirmed plans to lay off approximately 230 employees following its proposed sale to the New York-based parent of HomeAdvisor. The deal, valued at up to $500 million, could close after the final shareholder vote scheduled for September 29. The acquisition by IAC (Nasdaq: IAC) was originally announced in May. Upon closing, the resulting company will be known as ANGI Homeservices Inc. and will retain...

  • First Internet Bancorp is headquartered in Fishers.

    First Internet Bank Details Health Care Lending Investment

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) is partnering with a San Francisco health care industry lender. The deal with Lendeavor Inc. involves an unspecified equity stake and a commitment of up to $120 million each year for five years from First Internet Bank toward loans for health care practices. In a news release, First Internet Bank Chief Executive Officer David Becker said...

  • Ball State to Install New President

    Ball State University will Friday install Geoffrey Mearns as its 17th president. The installation ceremony at Emens Auditorium will be followed by a campus picnic on the Muncie campus.

  • An Elevate Office Suites located is also currently under construction in Brownsburg.

    Elevate Office Expanding in Midwest

    Indianapolis-based Envoy Inc. has announced plans to expand its Elevate Office Suites in the Midwest. The company says it will invest $8.2 million to build the Elevate Hilliard building in Hilliard, Ohio, just outside of Columbus. 

  • Lilly says it expects the majority of eliminated positions to come through a voluntary retirement program.

    Lilly Announces Global Restructuring

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced global restructuring, including work force reductions expected to impact about 3,500 workers. The company expects the moves to lead to about $500 million in annual savings beginning next year. The pharmaceutical giant says the cuts will include site closures in Iowa, New Jersey and China. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the restructuring will allow the company to reduce costs and "invest in the next...

  • Former MOBI President to Lead Bloomington Company

    The former president of Indianapolis-based tech company MOBI has landed a new role. Bloomington-based Author Solutions LLC has named Mitch Black chief executive officer.

  • Activities also included the chance to build mini-racecars.

    Tech Event Brings 'Eureka!' Moments to Students

    Days after astronaut Mae Jemison told the Indy Women in Tech Summit that young students need hands-on STEM education, around 1,000 fifth and sixth graders are getting that opportunity as part of The Eureka! Exchange at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Program opportunities range from coding instructions for a robot with the help of the Eleven Fifty Academy to building model helicopters with Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis. The Eureka! Exchange is part of a week of events...

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    Wabash National Acquisition Clears Hurdle

    Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp.'s (NYSE: WNC) proposed acquisition of Goshen-based Supreme Industries Inc. (NYSEMKT: STS) is moving forward. The $364 million deal has cleared a federal antitrust review period. The acquisition, announced in early August, was required to undergo a waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

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    'Strong' New Class Drives Near-Record Enrollment

    Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has welcomed its second-largest undergraduate class since the college's founding in 1948. Nearly 1,280 undergrads are enrolled. Grace says online, graduate and seminary students for the 2017-2018 academic year total 877. Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing Cindy Sisson says "we are very pleased to again have a strong entering class of more than 400 students. We've made this benchmark for six years in a row now. It's a...
  • Lilly says it expects the majority of eliminated positions to come through a voluntary retirement program.

    Lilly Announces Global Restructuring

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced global restructuring, including work force reductions expected to impact about 3,500 workers. The company expects the moves to lead to about $500 million in annual savings beginning next year. The pharmaceutical giant says the cuts will include site closures in Iowa, New Jersey and China. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the restructuring will allow the company to reduce costs and "invest in the next...

  • Holcomb Names Personnel Department Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Britni Saunders director of the Indiana State Personnel Department. Saunders succeeds Brandye Hendrickson, who stepped down from the role in July after being named deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Railcar Leasing Company Expanding in Vigo County

    Chicago-based GATX Corp. (NYSE: GATX) has announced plans to expand its operation in Terre Haute into a full-scale Midwest maintenance hub. The global railcar leasing company will invest $38.5 million into the project, which will create up to 59 jobs by 2020. 

  • The building has been vacant since 1977. (file photo courtesy Denton Floyd Real Estate Group)

    New Albany to Celebrate New Life For Vacant Building

    State and local officials will Thursday celebrate the renovation of the former M. Fine & Sons shirt factory in New Albany. The $12.5 million project involves transforming the nearly century-old building into affordable independent and assisted living housing. The building is expected to open in 2018 and includes 108 independent and assisted living units. The IEDC the building is expected to create up to 66 jobs and enhance the Floyd County city's quality of place.

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    New Indy-to-Paris Flight Big For Business

    Business and political leaders are weighing in on news that Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) will launch the first nonstop flight from Indiana to Europe. The daily service from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will take off in May, following a multi-year focus on overseas nonstops from airport, state and city officials. During a news conference Wednesday at IND, officials mentioned several times the importance of the flight for the Hoosier econo...
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    Indiana Campuses Noted For Beauty

    An international publication has included two Indiana schools in a gallery of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. The University of Notre Dame and Indiana University made the top 25 from Condé Nast Traveler. Notre Dame in South Bend, listed seventh, was noted for its iconic landmarks like the Main Building and its golden dome, the Virgin Mary statue in the Grotto and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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    State Delegation to Depart For Japan

    A delegation led by Governor Eric Holcomb will Thursday depart for Japan. The group, which includes more than 40 business leaders, economic development and local elected officials, will spend seven days meeting with government and business officials throughout the country.

  • Spartz to Succeed Kenley

    Victoria Spartz has been selected to fill the District 20 seat in the Indiana Senate. Spartz, who currently serves as chief financial officer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, will succeed Luke Kenley September 30. Spartz is a Certified Personal Accountant who beat out six others in a local Republican Party caucus Wednesday in Noblesville. The other candidates were Brad Beaver, Sue Finkam, Mark Hall, Joe Morris, Dan Schmidt and Megan Wiles.

  • Dozens of media outlets, businesses and organizations are taking part.

    Hoosiers Helping Houston Begins Today

    An unprecedented effort to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey involving several central Indiana media outlets and organizations begins today. Hoosiers Helping Houston will be raising money and collecting needed items at four drop-off sites through Saturday. The American Red Cross says the items it needs most at the moment are bottled water, diapers, baby wipes, juice in non-glass containers and snacks with an expiration date after September 30.

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    Indy to Paris Nonstop Becomes a Reality

    A multi-faceted effort to secure additional nonstop international air service in the state is paying off. Governor Eric Holcomb has announced new Delta Air Lines service to Paris from Indianapolis International Airport. Holcomb says the new route is a culmination of years of work by state, city and airport officials that includes $5 million approved by the Indiana General Assembly directed at attracting transatlantic flights.

  • Staffing Firm Relocates HQ in Hammond

    Hammond-based Staff Source has moved its corporate headquarters to a newly-renovated building in the Lake County city that it says will provide higher visibility for people looking for employment. With the new location, the staffing firm says it expects to fill at least three times as many new positions by the end of the year.

  • Allison Pointe Healthcare Center in Indianapolis is one of the facilities acquired by CommuniCare. (photo courtesy CommuniCare)

    Ohio Company Acquires Indiana Nursing Centers

    Ohio-based CommuniCare Health Services has acquired 16 skilled nursing centers throughout Indiana. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the company says current staff at the facilities, which were previously managed by Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare, are expected to stay in place.

  • City Garage is located in the Port Covington area of Baltimore.

    Indy Medical Device Maker Details Maryland Collaboration

    Indianapolis-based Engineered Medical Systems Inc. is partnering on a new medical device manufacturing operation and accelerator in Baltimore. The collaboration with The MVR Co. of Maryland will result in The Factory and The LaunchPort, located in a parking structure-turned-entrepreneurial hub on the waterfront called the City Garage. City Garage is part of a the Port Covington area, which is in-line for $5.5 billion redevelopment plans with big backers like Under Armour's Kevin Plank.

  • State Releases ISTEP+ Scores

    The Indiana Department of Education has released the ISTEP+ scores for the 2016-2017 academic year. The results come as the department is reviewing proposals for a vendor to operate the exam's replacement, ILEARN.

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    Indiana Tech Dives Deeper Into eSports Realm

    Indiana Tech Recreation and Community Life Coordinator Kyle Klinker says hiring a head coach for the college's developing varsity eSports program demonstrates a commitment to taking on "the best of the best" in the world. Geoffrey Wright, a Georgia Southern University graduate and former president of the Southern Collegiate Gaming Association, will lead the Warriors' eSports team. The video gaming program has grown from...

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    Mesker Park Zoo's New Leader in Place

    Erik Beck has been named executive director of the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville. Beck most recently served in the role on an interim basis and as director of operations. He has been with Mesker Park since 1995 and will also serve as executive director of the Evansville Zoological Society. Beck succeeds Amos Morris, who announced in June his departure to become...

  • Myers to Lead Indiana Conference of Mayors

    The Indiana Conference of Mayors has elected Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers to serve as president. Myers, currently in his second term as mayor of the Johnson County city, will lead the organization for a one-year term.

  • AT&T Launches 4G LTE Service in Northeast Indiana

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has launched its 4G LTE service in several northeast Indiana communities. The company says its high-speed mobile Internet service is now available in Churubusco, Harlan and Arcola, among others. 

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Vote on Reid Hospital Demolition Loans Delayed

    The Richmond Common Council has delayed a vote on two ordinances allowing the city to use two loans to demolish and clean up the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the delay will give the Wayne County Council the opportunity to decide on contributing to the project.

  • Board of Education Names Executive Director

    The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously selected Matt Voors as its new executive director. Voors, who most recently served as majority attorney for the Indiana Senate, will begin his new role September 11. 

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard (photo courtesy WTHR-TV)

    Colts Bringing Training Camp to Grand Park

    The Indianapolis Colts and the city of Westfield are partnering to bring the team's summer training camp to the Hamilton County city. The Colts will hold training camp at the Grand Park Sports Campus for the next 10 years, beginning in 2018. The announcement follows the team's most recent training camp, which was held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis and was closed to the public. The upcoming training camps at Grand Park will be...

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    Coca-Cola Bottling Plant Redevelopment Moves Forward

    Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties has closed on a deal with Indianapolis Public Schools to purchase the former Coca-Cola bottling plant in downtown Indianapolis. The development firm plans to turn the 12-acre site into a $260 million mixed-use development, known as the Bottleworks District.

  • Indiana Tech Hits Enrollment Record

    Indiana Tech has hit an enrollment milestone in the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fort Wayne-based university says it has reached a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students for the first time in its history.

  • The complex includes some 400 acres.

    Colts Expected to Make Westfield Home For Camp

    A press conference Wednesday in Westfield is expected to identify the new location for Indianapolis Colts training camp. Our partners at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis report the multi-week camp will be held at Grand Park in 2018. This year's edition was located at the team's training facility on the west side of Indy and the previous seven years it was hosted by Anderson University. The city of Westfield and the Indianapolis Colts announced late Tuesday...

  • (Rendering of Posterity Heights' first pahse, the Scholar House, provided by BWI LLC.)

    'Transformative' Development Aims to Break Poverty Cycle

    Officials from the state, city of Fort Wayne and Indianapolis-based developer BWI LLC will break ground Wednesday on the first of six multi-use developments throughout the state designed to break the generational poverty cycle. Posterity Heights is a $42 million project on the site of the former McMillen Apartments in the Allen County city. It is part of the two-year-old Moving Forward Program marrying affordability, energy-efficiency and access to personal transportation.

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    CEO Updates $2.8B Fertilizer Project

    The chief executive officer of Midwest Fertilizer Co. LLC has updated the progress of the "world-scale" nitrogen fertilizer plant in Posey County. In an interview posted by the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Les Wright says final financial and construction considerations remaining for the project are on pace to be complete in the second quarter of next year. He says the company is "putting the final touches" on its construction contract and...

  • (Image courtesy of Tropicana Evansville.) Pictured: New casino construction as of early August.

    Evansville Casino Set For October Opening

    Indiana's first land-based casino will open to the public next month. Tropicana Evansville General Manager John Chaszar says the $50 million casino will begin operation October 20 after being on a riverboat for more than 20 years.

  • Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger (photo courtesy of Cummins Inc.)

    Hoosier Leaders React to DACA Decision

    Several Hoosier businesses, universities and politicians are speaking out about plans by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, enacted by President Barack Obama in 2012, protects undocumented immigrants brought into the United States as children from deportation. 

  • Mae Jemison served as the keynote speaker of the IWiT Summit.

    STEM Giants Highlight IWiT Summit

    The first African American woman in space is in Indianapolis today, touting early STEM education. Mae Jemison was the keynote speaker at today's IWiT Summit, part of the LPGA's Indy Women in Tech Championship week. In addition to reaching kids early, Jemison says STEM education "always has to be hands on...you have to do something." Speakers at today's event also included High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey and Bridgestone Motorsports Chief Engineer Cara Adams.

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    Robotics Competition Sites Unveiled

    The board of directors for IndianaFIRST Inc. has unveiled the tournament host sites for its 2018 Statewide Robotics Competition. The tournament pits high school teams against each other for an opportunity to represent Indiana in national and international competitions. 

  • Mayors Tom Henry (left) and Terry McDonald (podium) announced the plan at a news conference Tuesday. (photo courtesy Tom Henry)

    Fort Wayne, New Haven to Take Over Bridge Work

    The mayors of Fort Wayne and New Haven say responsibility for bridge repair and maintenance will soon be under city control. Tom Henry and Terry McDonald say a new arrangement for bridge work will provide a better benefit for taxpayers. 

  • Indians Again Top Minor Leagues in Attendance

    For the second consecutive year, the Indianapolis Indians have led Minor League baseball in attendance. More than 641,000 fans visited Victory Field during the 2017 season, also marking the third time in five seasons the Indians led the league in attendance. 

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    New Owner For Elkhart Company

    An Elkhart-based manufacturer is now under new ownership. Michigan-based private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has acquired Atlas Die LLC and its subsidiary, Bernal LLC, also based in Michigan. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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    Indiana-Made Subarus Help Drive Record Sales

    Subaru of America Inc., the marketing and distribution unit of Subaru Corp. of Japan, says it sold more cars in August than any other month in its history. North American Subaru production is handled at Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. in Lafayette, where Legacy, Outback, Impreza and next year, Ascent models are made. Sales of Impreza and Outback were up in August by more than 40 percent and 17 percent, respectively, while sales of the Legacy were down over 27 percent.

  • Milo: Talent is State's 'Premier Challenge'

    Blair Milo says she has always been motivated to solve complex challenges. In her new role as Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, the former La Porte mayor is getting a chance to do just that. Governor Eric Holcomb named Milo to the newly-created, cabinet level position in July, and already she says she sees the enormity of the challenge and views communication as an immediate priority.