• INsiders: Hardwood Industry, Cummins Anniversary, NUL Coming Back

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on the state’s big plans to grow its massive hardwood industry, Cummins is marking 100 years in business and the National Urban League conference is coming back.

  • Indy 500 Lands New Title Sponsor

    There’s a new title sponsor for the largest single-day sporting event in the world! Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles and Gainbridge Head of Digital Marketing Alissa Pemberton explain how Group 1001’s expanding involvement in racing could mean big things for IndyCar.

  • Purdue Polytechnic HS Picks Second Location

    Purdue Polytechnic High School plans to open a second Indianapolis charter school in Broad Ripple this fall. Thanks to a special relationship with the CEO of Indianapolis-based developer Keystone Group, the STEM-focused high school is able to expand to Indy's north side.

  • VU's New Aviation Talent Effort

    Vincennes University and aviation services provider AAR are partnering on a new maintenance education and training effort. VU President Chuck Johnson explains how the EAGLE Career Pathway program will help meet the industry’s workforce demands.

  • Little Red Hats Raising Awareness

    Newborns are receiving special deliveries from the Indiana chapter of the American Heart Association. How little red hats are helping raise awareness about heart disease in newborns.

  • Trendiana: Fast-Casual Eats

    People looking for comfort and health with limited time have made way for an increase in restaurants that fall under the healthy, fast-casual umbrella. This month’s Trendiana segment feature eateries catering to consumers who want an upgraded quick-service meal that won’t wreck their diet.

  • Eagle Cotton Mill Transformation Plans

    Big plans are in the works for a 135-year-old former cotton mill along the Ohio River in Madison. The Eagle Cotton Mill will be transformed into an 80-room boutique hotel and conference center. 

  • eSports Startup to be in National Spotlight

    eSports is all the buzz these days, and Franklin tech startup Harena Data Inc. not only has landed funding, it’s headed to the NBA All Star weekend to present its product GYO.

  • Growing Indiana's Hardwood Industry

    Indiana is looking to boost its $10 billion hardwood industry. State Ag Director Bruce Kettler explains how, and details a new strategic plan.

  • INsiders: Housing Market, Statehouse, New 500 Sponsor

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories.This week, we sound off on the outlook for the Indiana housing market, what’s making waves at the Indiana Statehouse, the 500 lands a new title sponsor and Super Bowl predictions.

  • Sit-Down with Purdue A.D. Mike Bobinski

    The Purdue Boilermakers football team has been on a roll on the field and in the stands. They boast the nation’s largest attendance growth since 2016! Athletics Director Mike Bobinski weighs-in on the business of college sports and plans to renovate Ross-Ade Stadium.

  • IUPUI Turns 50

    IUPUI is celebrating its golden anniversary. Chancellor Nasser Paydar looks back at some of the school’s major milestones over the past 50 years in our (i) on Education segment.

  • Bloomington's 'Year of Food' Push

    The city of Bloomington has launched a year-long campaign to promote food equity and economic opportunities for local farmers. City leadership shares the action plan for “Year of Food” campaign.

  • IPBS to Expand Coverage

    More than $1.7 million in grants will help nine Indiana Public Broadcasting stations expand their statewide news coverage. IPBS Executive Director Mark Newman explains how the funding will be used.

  • First Merchants on a Roll

    Muncie-based First Merchants Bank has just reached $10 billion in assets and moved up to the second spot on Forbes list of America’s Best Banks. First Merchants CEO Mike Rechin discusses what’s driving success.

  • Inside Indiana's First 'Teen Tech Center'

    Exposing teens to tech in hopes they’ll one day be working in and transforming the industry. We take you inside Indiana’s first Best Buy Teen Tech Center.

  • 2019 Housing Market Outlook

    From razor thin inventory to bidding wars, Indiana’s housing market was on fire in 2018. Can we expect more of the same this year? F.C. Tucker CEO Jim Litten shares his housing forecast.

  • INsiders: Tourism Record, Buttigeg 2020, Oladipo Injury Impact

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories.This week, we sound off on record tourism numbers, Pete Buttigeg throws his hat into the 2020 presidential discussion and you can now stay overnight at the state’s biggest agritourism destination.

  • Visit Indy Touts Record Numbers

    Visit Indy is reporting record visitor spending for seven consecutive years. A record 28.8 million visitors added $5.4 billion in economic impact into Indy’s economy in 2017.

  • IndyCar's New Sponsorship

    INDYCAR has a new multi-year partnership with tech giant NTT. What the new sponsorship means on and off the track.

  • Mind Trust Lands Big Grants, Study Lends Validation

    Indianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust has received the single largest grant in its 13-year history. Also, new research from Stanford University validates Indianapolis’ charter schools and Innovation Network Schools.

  • Discover Dementia-Friendly Cruises

    A Hobart-based travel agency is taking people with memory loss on unique dementia-friendly cruises around the world. Elite Cruises & Vacations and American Senior Communities share the benefits of these trips.

  • Meet Graphic Recorder Julia Reich

    She could be the only person doing this in Indiana. We introduce you to graphic recorder Julia Reich, who makes giant live drawings during meetings and presentations. She’s caught the attention of big names from Roche to Rose-Hulman.

  • Indy Chamber Leadership Talks Legislative Agenda

    The Indy Chamber has unveiled its legislative agenda, calling it a blueprint for a stronger economy. We take a closer look at priorities with Chief Policy Officer Mark Fisher.

  • ClearObject CEO Details Acquisition

    A majority interest in Internet of Things marketplace leader ClearObject has been acquired. What it means for the high-profile Fishers tech company that has been at the forefront of the state’s IoT movement.

  • Indy Eleven Renewed Stadium Plans

    More than a stadium. Indy Eleven’s owner and new CEO discuss plans for the $550 million Eleven Park and expansion of its ownership structure.The team is moving from having one sole owner, to a group of statewide business and civic leaders. 

  • New NFHS Executive Director

    The National Federation of State High School Associations is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The organization’s new executive director discusses the huge milestone and outreach efforts to recruit more referees.

  • Prairie Mobile Engagement on a Roll

    Conner Prairie says its Prairie Mobile has reached over 500 students in eight Hoosier schools thanks in part to a $70,000 grant received from Duke Energy last fall. The technology integrates history and STEM in classrooms.

  • Central Christian Academy Launches Marketing Program

    Some students at a private school on the south side of Indianapolis are helping local nonprofits through a student-run marketing agency. The head of school at Central Christian Academy explains how the experience could help students land a job after high school.

  • TxJet Marks Five Years

    In just five years, TxJet has delivered 2,000 lifesaving organs to transplant recipients in 39 states flying the equivalent of four trips to the moon. In the Business of Health, Kylie Veleta has details on expansion plans.

  • (i) on Economic Development: 2019 Outlook

    We are a just a few weeks into the new year and economic development news is taking center stage around Indiana. Leadership from KSM Location Advisors weigh-in on Indy Eleven’s new soccer stadium plan to prospects for a casino in downtown Indianapolis.

  • 'Less Oil or More Caskets' Author Talks Need to Change Oil Dependency

    Oil has been used as a weapon against the United States for decades. Through his brand new book “Less Oil or More Caskets,” former Indy Mayor Greg Ballard says the time for change is now. 

  • Purdue Touts Startup Milestone

    Purdue University is celebrating a huge milestone in startup creation. A senior VP with the Purdue Foundry explains the impact of 223 startups and $350-million in funding and investments and hundreds of new jobs. 

  • Eleven Fifty Academy Growth Plans

    Coding school Eleven Fifty Academy is on a roll with big plans to expand statewide and earning a designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Founder Scott Jones hopes more funding will help fill a critical need in the talent pipeline.

  • Indy Lands 2020 Routes Americas Conference

    Indiana lands another high-profile event and with it, the potential to increase connectivity and nonstop flights. Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger discusses the importance of hosting the Routes Americas Conference.

  • INsiders: 2019 Generally Assembly, Indiana Forward, Colts Outlook

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the 2019 General Assembly, “Indiana Forward” has launched a campaign for a comprehensive hate crimes bill, plus how about those Colts? 

  • Colts' On-Field and Off-Field Success

    Just a couple of months ago, the Colts were 1 and 5 on the field and accompanied by thousands of empty blue seats in Lucas Oil Stadium. Now they’re not only the talk and toast of the town, but of the NFL as well. So, what does this sudden resurgence mean for the Colts’ front office not only now, but for the future?

  • Indiana-Israel Collaboration Targets Innovation

    Indiana and Israel have taken the latest step in a collaborative effort to propel innovation through private sector partnerships, inviting Hoosier and Israeli companies to submit joint research projects focused on developing high-tech solutions in the agbiosciences and cybersecurity sectors.

  • INFAME Addressing Skilled Manufacturing Workforce Needs

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association ?has begun an employer-driven education program, INFAME, to provide skilled workers for the state’s manufacturing sector. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to helpstudents pursue career and technical education and employers to establish a pipeline of talent. 

  • Bosma Enterprises Empowering Workers with Impairments

    When he was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease as a teenager, Mark Dresen, didn’t know what his future would hold. After a six-month program at Bosma Enterprises he now works at Eli Lilly and Company's global headquarters. Mark shares how Bosma helped him and others living with vision loss.

  • Indiana Forward Launches Push for Hate Crimes Law

    Business, nonprofit, education and faith leaders have launched, Indiana Forward, a coalition to push for a hate crimes law in this year's legislative session. Indiana remains one of five states without a specific hate crimes law and now is the time the state must send a clear message that "Indiana is a safe place in which to live, work and do business."

  • Trendiana: DIY Offerings

    In this month’s Trendiana segment, we’ll show you how to learn something new in the New Year with DIY offerings found around the state. See how the “experience economy” has blossomed over the last few years as more and more people turn to experiences over owning items.

  • AIM Targeted on Indiana Investment Hubs

    Some suggest that Indiana cities and towns are competing, while peers nationally are collaborating…the CEO of Accelerate Indiana Municipalities or AIM and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness explain the push to create Investment Hubs.

  • Allos Leadership Talks Latest Funding, Tech Landscape

    Indianapolis-based venture capital firm Allos Ventures has announced the first close of its latest fund, Allos III. Co-founder and managing Partner Don Aquilano explains where some of the $40 million in capital is already committed.

  • INsiders: Legislative Outlook, Colts Playoff Picture

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week’s top stories. This week, we sound off on a new year and a new session of the general assembly and the Colts enter the playoffs for the first time since 2014. 

  • New Report Shows Tourism Spike

    Another record year for Indiana tourism. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development reports total visitor spending reached $12.7 billion, creating $9 billion in economic impact in 2017.

  • Sports Betting Bill

    Authorizing legal sports wagering in Indiana. Matt Bell, the president and CEO of the Casino Association of Indiana, offers perspective on what lawmakers will have to consider when crafting a bill to legalize sports betting here.

  • Legislative Education Issues

    Hoosier educators and advocates will once again this year continue to push for lawmakers and state leaders to find a way to raise teacher pay. In our (i) on Education, we look at some of the top issues in Indiana education this year. 

  • Student Debt Could Help Solve Talent Shortage

    Carmel-based nonprofit INvest-Ed has released a new survey that highlights how Indiana-based employers can grow talent by helping employees tackle their student loan debt.

  • OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA Opens its Doors

    The new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA has been in the works for years and has officially opened its doors. We take you inside the first facility of its kind in the nation to offer specialized ?medical services for veterans.