• 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 located in Indiana that are playing a significant role in America’s future in deep space.

  • Indiana's Effort for Amazon HQ

    The clock is ticking for central Indiana to submit a proposal for Amazon’s massive second headquartersand the potential for 50,000 new jobs. What can we check off and where are we lacking? TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier shares our strengths and weaknesses.

  • Cheddar gets Cheddar

    Cheddar gets some cheddar. The Bloomington tech billing company lands $1.25 million in funding. We talk with the startup’s CEO about a unique business model and adding jobs.

  • Ironworks Hotel Opens, Bottleworks Progressing

    Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties has built the first luxury boutique hotel on the north side of Indianapolis, and they aren’t stopping there. Next up… a $260 million development along Mass Ave.in downtown Indy. 

  • Cutting-Edge Auto Tech Center Moving Forward

    The automotive industry has long been the engine of Indiana’s economy. We have some exclusive details on Ivy Tech’s plans for a sophisticated automotive technology center.

  • LyoHUB Trying to Advance Freeze-Drying

    Researchers are working to modernize a process that could be used in making everything from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis talks about the goal of the Purdue LyoHUB.

  • ISTEP+ Scores Perspective

    IPS has been working for years to find ways to improve test scores and graduation rates. When the most recent ISTEP results were released, one particular group of IPS schools showed improvement, those known as Innovation Schools.

  • Scott Jones' Mansion Hits the Auction Block

    Serial tech entrepreneur Scott Jones $20 million mansion hits the auction block this weekend, along with everything inside. Several thousand items had to be tagged and barcoded. We have the story about the estate sales technology utilized.

  • 16 Legendary Athletes and Coaches to be Bronzed

    Sixteen legendary athletes and coaches will be immortalized in bronze to serve as inspiration to new generations. It’s part of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience that will open at theChildren’s Museum next spring.

  • Pictured: Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn.

    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.

  • '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 American League baseball team. 

  • '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.

  • 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. 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 in five facilities.

  • State's First Nonstop Transatlantic Flight

    After years in the making, Indiana has its first nonstop transatlantic flight. We have details on why the Indy to Paris nonstop is a big win for the business community and the state of Indiana.

  • Elevate Ventures Growing Footprint

    A more than $2 million partnership aimed at helping innovation and entrepreneurship continues to grow in northeast Indiana. Elevate Ventures CEO Chris LaMothe talks about an 11-county collaboration and expanding its footprint around the state.

  • Columbus Movie Impact

    Opening weekend for the movie “Columbus” was a hit among Hoosiers. Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop discusses the film’s impact that goes far beyond the box office.

  • EID Proposed for Downtown Indy

    Indianapolis is the largest downtown in the country without an Economic Improvement District in place. Details on the effort to change that, including a new petition for residential and commercial property owners.

  • Indiana Blood Center Hurricane Efforts

    It took a Blackhawk helicopter to make a delivery of Hoosier-donated blood to Galveston, Texas. The Indiana Blood Center is helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and planning ahead for Hurricane Irma. 

  • Hope Academy Adopts VR Curriculum

    From travelling the solar system to operating the newest combine, virtual reality may be the next best thing to being there. Hope Academy in Indianapolis has incorporated VictoryVR into its curriculum. 

  • Indy's Women in Tech Championship

    The city’s growing tech sector is in the spotlight at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Bill Benner talks about the LPGA event with former Mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard.

  • SnapShyft Launches, Eyes Big Growth

    The winner of last year's inaugural Indy Startup Challenge has officially launched in what a co-founder calls a "perfect market." Stephanie Corliss says SnapShyft is a gig economy platform connecting bars and restaurants with qualified workers looking for shifts.

  • 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 this week as part of The Eureka! Exchange at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

  • New Indy-to-Paris Flight Big For Business

    Leaders from the business and political communities 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.

  • STEM Giants Highlight IWiT Summit

    The first African American woman in space is in Indianapolis today, touting early STEM education. Mae Jemison is 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 include High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey and Bridgestone Motorsports Chief Engineer Cara Adams.

  • Ruoff Home Mortgage's Rapid Growth

    First time IndyCar sponsor, Ruoff Home Mortgage, is on a bit of a winning streak thanks to Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato. Ruoff CEO Mark Music talks about growing the company’s brand far beyond its Fort Wayne home.

  • Culture Matters: Element Three

    Full service marketing agency Element Three has called the Pyramids in Indy home for nearly a decade and says its unique office space sparks inspiration. In this month’s Culture Matters we take you inside this creative Hoosier company.

  • Disabled Children to Experience VR Rides

    Virtual reality is helping children with disabilities experience flying, swimming and amusement park rides in a high-tech way. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis chats with the CFO of Metaverse Entertainment.

  • One Southern Indiana Adds Director of Talent

    One Southern Indiana hired a new director of talent earlier this year to focus on growing the Hoosier work force. Paul Holba shares what he hopes to accomplish, and why talent is such a big issue in the six counties that make up the Region Ten Workforce Council.

  • NHRA Gearing Up for Nationals

    Brownsburg-based John Force Racing Driver Robert Hight is currently the fastest man in funny car, posting an astounding speed of 339 miles per hour over the quarter mile. He talks about his accomplishment and the 63rd Chevrolet Performance U.S. National Drag Racing Championships at Lucas Oil Raceway.

  • RV Industry on a Roll

    The RV industry is not only bouncing back, but on a roll as manufacturers expand and look to fill thousands of positions and finding it to be a tall order. The head of the Elkhart Chamber gives perspective on the RV rebirth.

  • Sigstr Secures $5M

    Email signature marketer Sigstr has secured $5 million in funding. New CEO and former Sales Force exec Bryan Wade discusses how the capital will be used and big growth plans.

  • Elkhart Aquatic Center Moving Forward

    Crews will soon dive in and break ground on a $65 million fitness and aquatics center in Elkhart. Two people close to the project outline the economic and local community benefits.

  • Next Level Jobs Initiative

    The Next Level Jobs initiative aims to help thousands of Hoosiers earn a career certificate in the fastest growing fields in our state, for free! Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann explains how the Workforce Ready Grant program works.

  • UBS Zeroing in on Health

    An Indy wealth management firm is taking on-site wellness one step further by designing its new space with fitness in mind. UBS Financial Services' new office incorporated the concept at every desk and every shared space.

  • Progress Underway on Sun King Spirits

    Indiana’s second-largest brewery is updating progress on a big project in a high-profile Carmel development. Sun King Spirits is set to open next April and will be located along the Monon Greenway in Midtown.

  • Pacers, St. V's Open New Training, Medical Center

    After 18 months of construction, a new $50 training and medical facility in downtown Indy is ready to serve athletes and patients. The St. Vincent Center allows the Indiana Pacers to practice and train, and forSt. V to provide primary care, cardiovascular and sports performance services.

  • Marian Educator College Update

    It’s been one year since Marian University launched a major overhaul of its teaching school. We check in with the dean of the Educators College to see if it’s meeting the mark in our (i) on Education report.

  • Anderson Center Opens 'World of Opportunity'

    Anderson leaders say the growing Purdue Polytechnic Institute continues to pay dividends. Officials have cut the ribbon on the new $15 million Flagship East facility, which Mayor Tom Broderick says keeps the city "at the forefront of innovation."

  • Air Race Preps Ramping Up

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway says it expects a similar-sized crowd to last year's inaugural Red Bull Air Race at this year's event. Last year, the race topped expectations by attracting more than 62,000 fans. This year's race, set for October 14-15, will crown the series' world champion. IMS President Doug Boles tells Inside INdiana Business now is an important time to get people "paying attention to events outside of the 500."
     

  • Sun King Unveils Carmel Distillery Details

    Sun King Brewing Co.'s co-founder and head brewer says, if weather cooperates, its $4 million distillery in Carmel could open in April. Dave Colt says the facility will use a 250-gallon still to craft spirits including artisan moonshine, gin and rum. The distillery will also feature four food vendors, which the brewery says will be announced later.

  • Gen Con Fueling Local Coffee Business

    If you ask any Gen Con attendee what the second most important thing is this week their answer will more than likely be coffee. 

    Located directly across the street from the Convention Center, Bee Coffee Roasters has been open around the clock since Thursday, taking advantage of the more than 60,000 people in downtown Indianapolis celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gen Con.

  • Gen Con Fueling Local Coffee Business

    If you ask any Gen Con attendee what the second most important thing is this week their answer will more than likely be coffee. 

    Located directly across the street from the Convention Center, Bee Coffee Roasters has been open around the clock since Thursday, taking advantage of the more than 60,000 people in downtown Indianapolis celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gen Con.

  • New Gen Con CEO Talks Indy

    On the eve of Gen Con in Indianapolis, the Seattle-based organization has a new chief executive officer. Gaming industry veteran David Hoppe has been Gen Con LLC's president since May. He says he hopes the city will continue to be at the center of the group's activities, telling Inside INdiana Business, "The bedrock of what we do is what we do here in Indianapolis every year." Gen Con, which begins Thursday, is sold out and expected to draw more than 60,000 people.

  • Career Exploration Pilot Launches In 16 Middle Schools

    A new pilot program aimed at engaging eighth grade students in career readiness and job exploration has been launched in 16 Indiana middle schools.

  • State Debuts Initiative Targeting Skills Gap

    The newest cabinet member of the Eric Holcomb administration spent her first day with the governor in Clay County helping to launch an initiative focused on linking Hoosiers to higher-paying and higher-demand jobs. Former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, who now serves as secretary of career connections and talent, says the Next Level Jobs initiative includes "two more tools in our toolbox" to help Hoosiers be successful in their careers.

  • Pan Am Games 30 Years Ago

    It was a sporting spectacle of a lifetime. 30 years ago Indianapolis hosted the Pan American Games, and the impact is still being felt. We’ll take a look back and also get perspective from Organizing Committee Chairman and CEO Ted Boehm.

  • Inside Lifeline Data Centers

    It’s one of the largest data centers in the Midwest, and it just received the green light to host some very sensitive data, including top secret government information. Leadership from Lifeline Data Centers shares details on what it means.

  • Sycamore Winery Open for Business

    After years of planning, the first and only winery and tasting room in Vigo County is now open for business. The owners of the Sycamore Winery will share how their dream became a reality.

  • Trendiana: Craft Distilleries on the Rise

    Four years ago Hoosier distilleries got the green light to legally launch craft spirit businesses. Today, Indiana has about 30 craft distilleries, and that number is growing. Yelp’s Brittany Smith looks at local spirits from South Bend to Starlight in this month’s Trendiana. 

  • Hendricks Regional Health Now Hiring

    One hundred new healthcare jobs are opening in Brownsburg. Hendricks Regional Health will open its new hospital in December, but it’s taking applications for RNs and PRNs and many other positions right now.

  • Ignite Your Superpower

    More than 600 middle school students, all of them girls, will take part in an event next weekend with the intriguing title “Ignite Your Superpower!” It’s designed to get students excited about potential careers in STEM.