• Infrastructure, Housing Among NLC Meeting Topics

    The president of the National League of Cities says infrastructure and housing will be among the key issues discussed this week during the organization's summer leadership meeting in Indianapolis. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who in November was elected the 2019 president of the NLC, says there has been an impasse developing in Washington D.C. on infrastructure and the issue of affordable housing has been resonating nationwide. 

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Sports Gambling Law

    Sports gambling, legal sports gambling, is about to become reality in Indiana. This week, our Bill Benner sat down with State Senator Mark Messmer, who championed the sports wagering bill, to get the details.

  • PharmaCord $52M Jeffersonville Project

    A Louisville-based healthcare solutions provider is making a big expansion in Jeffersonville. One Southern Indiana leadership is here to explain how the $52 million project and 850 jobs are the result of regional collaboration...perhaps an example for other parts of the state.

  • I on Economic Development: Quality of Place

    In this month’s (I) on Economic Development segment, we take a closer look at some of the big things happening in downtown Indy that affect “quality of place” with KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp.

  • LIFT Academy In the Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has launched a training academy that addresses a critical pilot shortage and helps meet the high demand for commercial airline pilots. The LIFT Academy will ultimately create more than 600 jobs and can be a great fit for those who don’t want to follow a traditional 4-year college path.  WFYI’s Aric Hartvig showcases a PBS American Graduate segment on how the academy has really taken off.

  • I on Education: TechPoint for Youth Foundation Robotics Initiative for Teachers

    Most Indiana teachers are required to renew their teaching license every five years, which entails accruing 90 hours of professional development during that time frame. TechPoint Foundation for Youth is there to help through its State Robotics Initiative Vice President of STEM Education George Giltner tells us more about the initiative.

  • Innovators with Dr. K: DroneDek

    It’s being called the mailbox of the future. DroneDek is making drone package delivery a reality by combining a unique landing pad, mailbox and smartphone app. Chief Executive Officer Dan O’Toole is the creator of DroneDek and shows us how it works.

  • Business of Health: Hope Healthcare Services

    An Indiana nonprofit says 14 percent of Hoosiers don’t have health coverage. Hope Healthcare Services in Hendricks County is now extending its reach to help more people in central Indiana without health insurance. Executive Director John Mollaun tells us more about the growth and how they are providing very low-cost medical care for people who slip through the cracks in the system.

  • Around Indiana: Eiteljorg Museum

    After three decades the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has evolved into a nationally renowned institution. CEO John Vanausdall shares how a nearly $3 million Lilly Endowment grant could add to that reputation.

  • Tech: Bell Techlogix

    In less than a year, Indianapolis-based Bell Techlogix has hired 50 veterans and military spouses. Army veteran and Senior Vice President Dale Dye explains how the company will become part of a national effort to support military employment.

  • Powderkeg Launches Tech Culture Awards

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has announced plans to honor Indiana tech companies for their workplace culture. The tech networking platform will host the 2019 Indiana Breakout Tech Cultures Awards in September. The 50 finalists were selected based on data from the 2019 Tech Census, which launched earlier this year with a specific focus on culture. 

  • Fashion Week Kicks Off With Youth Designer Challenge

    Indiana Fashion Week in Indianapolis is underway and a group of students from throughout the state is getting a chance to show off its creativity. The Youth Designer Challenge gives the students, who have little-to-no design experience, the opportunity to create designs with a limited amount of material. The students come from Evansville, Pendleton and Indianapolis to participate in what is described as a Project Runway-style challenge.

  • Eleven Fifty Academy Cybersecurity

    There are currently more than 6,000 cybersecurity jobs available in Indiana. Eleven Fifty Academy is working to fill that gap by creating a first of its kind in Indiana Cybersecurity program. Founder Scott Jones explains how the immersion course will help Hoosiers get entry level cybersecurity jobs.

  • Tech: Girl Scouts & STEM

    The Girl Scouts of the USA has pledged to put 2.5 two million girls nationwide in the STEM pipeline by 2025, a new all-girls STEM school here in Indiana could help reach that goal. We’ll get details from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO Danielle Shockey and Girls Can STEM Executive Director Jenn Watts.

  • Around Indiana: Sky Footwear

    Helping the homeless, one pair of socks at a time. Sky Footwear started in a dorm room at Taylor University. Founder Keaton Hendricks explains how the vision for the company goes far beyond socks, now that he’s wrapped up an initial round of funding.

  • Trendiana: Guide To Grilling Out

    With the growth of consumer demand for local products, it’s now possible to have a 100% Hoosier-sourced grill out. Yelp’s locally sourced grill guide combines top-rated meats with locally crafted fixin's like mustard and pickles. Yelp’s Midwest Regional Director Brittany Smith shares how you can grill Hoosier-style this summer!

  • Business of Health: Monumental Yoga

    Monumental Yoga is the annual yoga class that takes over Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis each year. We look at the far-reaching health benefits of this fundraiser that raises money for Indy Yoga Movement, an outreach program for kids at risk. Indy Yoga Movement President Suzy Bindley and Chair of Monumental Yoga Dave Sims share highlights of the event.

  • I On Education: IPS Grants

    Indianapolis Public Schools received nearly $1 million in grants this spring. Salesforce.org awarding the school system $650,000 to accelerate programming designed to attract, retain and empower educators and talent. And JPMorgan Chase recently announced a $280,000 investment in IPS as part of a $1 million award to several agencies for work-based learning opportunities.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: The Athletic

    Old-school sports reporting meets the digital age. That’s what you’ll find in the new online outlet, The Athletic. Staff Writer Scott Agness explains how they go beyond game recaps with in-depth storytelling and the subscription-based Athletic now cover sports in more than 40 cities including Indianapolis.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on how Indiana is making progress in lowering opioid prescriptions, Ball State releases quality of life rankings for every county in the state and the rush to fill cybersecurity jobs.

  • $24.3M Levinson Project Breaks Ground in Noblesville

    The city of Noblesville broke ground this week on its new $24 million-dollar downtown Levinson project. Mayor John Ditslear says the project, which will include downtown Noblesville's first new apartments in more than a century, has been a long time coming.

  • Waterside Competition Aims to Grow Design Conversation

    One of the organizers of the Waterside Design Competition in Indianapolis says they want to elevate the conversation about design in Indy. The finalists in the competition to design key components of the $1.4 billion Waterside mixed-use development project in downtown Indianapolis completed site visits this week after giving initial presentations to the public.

  • I On Education: Franklin College Accomplishments

    It’s been a very busy year at Franklin College. From opening its new Graduate Health Science Center to offering a second master’s program and recently dedicating a new $17 million state-of-the-art Science Center on campus. President Tom Minar explains how the recent additions are part of a broader strategy aimed at producing graduates for Indiana’s 21st century workforce.

  • Mayor: Levinson Groundbreaking 'A Long Time Coming'

    The mayor of Noblesville says a more than $24 million apartment and parking project will increase the vibrancy of the city's downtown. Officials broke ground Wednesday on The Levinson, a mixed-use building featuring 85 apartments, a 300-space parking garage and 5,000-square-feet of commercial space.

  • Bottleworks Developer Bullish on Indy

    The chief executive officer of Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties tells Inside Indiana Business construction on the $300 million Bottleworks District in downtown Indiana is moving forward on schedule. Rob Gerbitz, who last week announced new tenants for the project, says the 30,000-square-foot food hall should open next April, while a boutique hotel, movie theater and office space for Indy-based High Alpha are targeted for September openings.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on undercover video showing animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms, Bottleworks unveils more Food Hall tenants and a new developer is on board for a major hotel and conference center project in Kokomo.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: IHSAA Face of Sportsmanship

    Even as spring sports reach their championship conclusions, the efforts to address unruly fan behavior – in particular, among adults – continues unabated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Commissioner Bobby Cox tells us how the IHSAA is trying to lessen such behavior through a messaging campaign called the Face of Sportsmanship.

  • Business Spotlight: Work to Include

    Work to Include is a coalition of persons with disabilities and family members working to design a better system of employment supports to ensure that competitive employment is an expectation of Hoosiers with disabilities. The coalition has held Town Hall meetings to discuss potential solutions to barriers facing those with disabilities when entering the workforce.  Indiana Disability Rights Staff Attorney Emily Munson shares the goals of the movement.

  • Business of Health: FAST BioMedical

    A Carmel-based startup says recent clinical trial results for its medical technology are even better than expected and delivers a critical boost toward the goal line. Fast BioMedical Chief Executive Officer Joe Muldoon details the recent progress with its technology that can measure a patient’s blood volume, or the amount of blood flowing through the circulatory system and what’s next.  

  • Around Indiana: OFS

    The heart of the state’s furniture business is in Dubois County. OFS set up shop in 1937 and continues to grow, thanks, in part, to the airport in Huntingburg. OFS CEO Hank Menke explains why he thinks local aviation is a critical resource for business.

  • Tech: Boardable

    Indianapolis-based tech company Boardable is off and running with new seed funding that will continue to help nonprofits looking for ways to better engage board members.  CEO Jeb Banner shares what they will do with the a $1 million seed round of funding from High Alpha Capital.

  • INnovators with Dr. K: The Chatter Egg

    An Indiana University graduate has developed an egg-shaped toy, known as The Chatter Egg, designed to expose children to foreign languages when they are learning to talk. The toys will be available in stores and online within a matter of months and founder Mikaela Gilbert joins Dr. K on The Innovators to talk about her company's origins and future. 

  • Business of Health: Café Baby

    Café Baby is a company co-founded by Jeannie Marrugo and her mother, Sherri Sego, that provides home delivery of fresh baby food for busy parents and caregivers. Sego joins Business of Health Reporter Kylie Veleta to talk about the company.

  • Special Olympics Indiana Gearing Up For Summer Games

    Celebrating the Joy of Inclusion and 50 years of changing lives through the transformative power of sports, Special Olympics Indiana’s 50th Anniversary Summer Games will be held June 7-9 at Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The Indiana Summer Games are the organization’s largest annual event, featuring three days of state finals competition in eight Olympic-type sports.

  • Developers: Private Sector Key to Electric Works' Future

    Leadership behind the $440 million Electric Works development in Fort Wayne say private sector buy-in will help the mixed-use innovation district power through a "critical moment." RTM Ventures Partner Jeff Kingsbury says, while organizations like Parkview Health and Indiana Tech have already signed on as tenants, developers need to show "co-investment opportunities" to local private sector leaders as well. Despite last week's claim that a...

  • Springbuk's Hi-Tech Software

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk is a health intelligence technology company that aims to help employers identify and close “gaps” in compliance and care to save immediate dollars. The company, headquartered at The Union 525 near downtown Indy, recently completed national tour, visiting several national markets. Vice President of Health Intelligence Amy Brown joins Gerry Dick to talk about it.

  • Marshall County Making 'Stellar' Plans

    A group in Marshall County has been named a finalist in the Stellar Communities program for the second consecutive year. This year, Marshall County Crossroads is creating a unique plan to advance Marshall County’s Quality of Life for years to come. The Marshall County Quality of Life Plan will advance the already strong quality of life enjoyed by residents and make it even better so they can attract more people and businesses here to grow the county.

  • Ivy Tech Partners With ICI

    Ivy Tech Community College recently announced a new partnership with the Independent Colleges of Indiana to create transfer pathways, new programs and dual admissions for students. In this week's (i) on Education segment, Ivy Tech Vice President for Academic Affairs Russ Baker and ICI Chief Executive Officer David Wantz join Gerry Dick to talk about the joint effort.

  • INsiders: GM in Fort Wayne, Electric Works, & State of the City

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week our panel of experts sound off on GM's $24 million investment in Fort Wayne, the future of the Electric Works project, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett's State of the City address, among other topics.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to Unveil New HQ

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will Saturday host the official unveiling of its newly-renovated headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The nonprofit says the 20,000-square-foot building will help improve visibility and attract more volunteers, expand staffing and programming to reach more kids and provide enhanced services.

  • Symphony on the Prairie to Kick Off

    A popular summer concert series in central Indiana is gearing up for its 2019 season. The Kroger Symphony on the Prairie returns to Conner Prairie in Fishers and will feature a few enhancements teased by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the end of 2018. This season, attendees will see three large LED screens that will capture everything that happens on stage, in addition to reserved seating being made available for select performances. 

  • IU Health Distribution Center Already Paying Off

    Indiana University Health says its new Integrated Service Center in Plainfield is a catalyst for change. The 300,000-square-foot facility allows the health system to provide critical medical supplies to all of its hospitals throughout the state at a discounted price. 

  • The Indianapolis 500 Insiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we sound off on the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, there’s a new TV network, new presenting sponsor and a weekend of qualifications that had fans on the edge of their seats.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: State of IU Athletics

    As he concludes his 11th year as director of athletics at Indiana University, Fred Glass can look back on enormous improvements to facilities and he hopes, look forward to greater success in IU’s two most high-profile programs. IU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics has more on the state of the art additions and a look at the state of IU athletics.

  • Saint Joseph's College at Marian University - Indianapolis

    Marian University is set to launch a new, innovative two-year college. It's a collaboration with Saint Joseph's College, which suspended operations at its Rensselaer campus in May 2017. Marian University President Dan Elsener explains how the unique Earn and Learn model works. 

  • Business of Health: Pill Box Pharmacy

    The state’s first licensed telepharmacy has opened its doors in Albion in northeast Indiana, and it’s expected to be a model for other rural communities that have lost their local pharmacies. It’s a growing dilemma for many Hoosiers living in rural areas. Pill Box Owner and President Greg Winn explains how it could be good medicine for other small towns.

  • Business Spotlight: Fishers Test Kitchen

    The Fishers Test Kitchen restaurant accelerator, which the city says will be the first of its kind in the state, is on track to open this fall, but it needs to find a few chefs first. It will open inside the Sun King Brewing location in The Yard at Fishers District. It’s one part of a $150 million mixed-use development. Members of the selection board explain the vision for the unique concept.

  • Around Indiana: TeenWorks Summer Program

    TeenWorks offers youth the opportunity to learn important professional development skills through summer and year-round employment, robust college readiness programming and support.  The organization's new CEO Nick Duvall explains the importance of connecting at-risk teens with meaningful first jobs.

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 2

    It is Race Weekend in Indianapolis! Drivers, fans and the entire state gearing up for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. From a new network to a new presenting sponsor and more, we have an extended interview with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles on the state of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the future at IMS.

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 1

    It is Race Weekend in Indianapolis! Drivers, fans and the entire state gearing up for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. From a new network to a new presenting sponsor and more, we have an extended interview with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles on the state of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the future at IMS.

  • Fishers Students Honored For C-SPAN Competition

    A pair of students from Fishers High School were celebrated for their Second Prize-winning entry in C-SPAN's annual StudentCam video documentary competition. Sophie Foley and Lauren Higgenbotham were presented with their prize money check and StudentCam certificate of merit as the C-SPAN Bus traveled to Fishers for a school-wide ceremony that included classmates, teachers, family and elected officials. 

  • NBC Team 'Honored' to Broadcast 500

    For the first time in 54 years the Indianapolis 500 will air on a new television network. On Sunday the 103rd running will be broadcast on NBC and host Mike Tirico says he is honored to be a part of "a great American sporting event." The broadcast will include former Indy 500 driver Danica Patrick and NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will also be driving the pace car for the race. 

  • Boles: Snake Pit Succeeding in Creating New Race Fans

    It is race weekend in Indiana. The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday and the Snake Pit, an area once known for its rowdiness and Woodstock-like atmosphere, continues its resurgence with a focus on nonstop music and partying. The new iteration of the event, which features some of the top Electronic Dance Music performers, has been embraced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a way to attract fans and turn them into regular Indy 500 ticket buyers.

  • State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

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

  • Summit to Focus on Healthcare Workforce

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

  • Cummins Expansion Plans

    Cummins is growing again and increasing its footprint in Indiana with a huge investment in three locations and adding jobs. CEO Tom Linebarger has details on the growing “Cummins Corridor” along I-65, from its global headquarters in Columbus to Greenwood and Indianapolis.

  • Zylo's Challenge to Pledge 1%

    Zylo, which bills itself as an online command center for cloud-based software, is challenging other tech companies to help the community by Pledging 1%. CEO Eric Christopher explains why it’s never too early to start building community involvement into the DNA of your company.

  • 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    Several bills that passed muster in the 2019 General Assembly could have a big impact on Hoosier business and the ability of the state to attract investment and jobs. Ginovus Executive Managing Director Larry Gigerich shares some insight on key bills and their impact and what key issues will be assigned to Summer Study Committees.

  • UIndy Creates the Sease Institute

    The University of Indianapolis has created The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute...saying it answers the call for higher education to offer relevant, customized workforce education. UIndy President Rob Manuel and Sease Institute Vice President Corey Wilson explain their new model to develop talent.

  • Farmer's Fridge Expanding to Indy

    A Chicago-based company wants to make fresh, healthy food as convenient as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge is sinking its teeth into the Indianapolis market, launching its “smart fridges” in many downtown locations. The fridges are stocked with healthy salads, bowls and snacks made fresh each day in Chicago and delivered overnight to 18 fridges in and around Indy.

  • State of Higher Education

    There are multiple educational pathways to a good job. And the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says it supports pathways not only for high school graduates but also for returning adults. In our (i) on Education segment, Commissioner Teresa Lubbers explains how a high school diploma coupled with an industry certification or workforce credential can jumpstart a career.

  • 'Extra Innings' Illustrates Career of Indians Icon

    From ticket manager to general manager to chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Indians… now a new book captures the memories and accomplishments of Max Schumacher’s extraordinary career. Hear more from the icon for minor league baseball and the co-author of “Extra Innings My Life in Baseball.”

  • MetaCX Scaling Up

    Indianapolis-based Software-as-a-Service startup MetaCX announced it is scaling up operations in central Indiana with plans to create 75 high wage jobs by 2023 in new headquarters space. The High Alpha portfolio company will invest $1.4 million to renovate and equip office space in the Salesforce Tower.

  • (i) on Economic Development: Elections Impact

    Economic development issues were front and center in several Hoosier communities during this primary election season. KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp look at how elections impact economic development, and vice versa.

  • Mayor: Cummins Project Will Have 'Huge Impact'

    The mayor of Greenwood says the planned investment from Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) for a new office in the Johnson County city will have a huge impact. The engine manufacturer announced Thursday it is investing $35 million to construct an office building near I-65 and County Line Road, which will bring some 500 digital and information technology jobs. 

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

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

  • Development Company Sets Sights on Small Towns

    A new development company has launched in Indianapolis with the goal of aiding small town America in restoring its vibrancy. Pago USA seeks to help communities with populations between 8,000 and 20,000 leverage their unique history to improve community pride and enhance opportunities through redevelopment and restoration. 

  • Indy School District, AAR Partner on Direct Hire Program

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township in Indianapolis has unveiled a new partnership with Illinois-based aviation services provider AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR). The partners have launched the Direct Hire Aviation Maintenance Education program to benefit students seeking a career in aviation maintenance after graduation. 

  • MetaCX Investment Part of Growing Tech Sector

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company MetaCX says Indiana's tech scene has become part of a national conversation. The company announced today it was investing $1.4 million to set up shop on the 10th floor of Salesforce Tower in downtown Indy with plans to add up to 75 jobs by 2023. 

  • Inside Saab's $37M Investment at Purdue Discovery Park District

    Global Defense & Security Company Saab has picked Purdue University’s Discovery Park District for its new $37 million aerospace production facility and 300 jobs. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger discusses the impact and how Indiana landed the big deal.

  • Inside INnovation: The Bee Corp.

    The Bee Corp is buzzing with the launch of a new product. It’s called Verifli and the Hoosier startup spent nearly 10 months creating the infrared hive grading solution. CEO Ellie Symes is back to explain how the product will help growers and beekeepers and plans to move the company’s headquarters out of Bloomington.

  • IU Grand Challenges Climate Change Survey

    The Indiana University Grand Challenges initiative is offering some insight into Hoosier views of climate change. A new statewide survey reveals that 4 out of 5 Indiana residents believe climate change is happening, and 3 out of 4 support efforts to address the impact of climate change. We break down the numbers and how Indiana might respond to environmental change.

  • Business Spotlight: Class UFC Gym

    There’s a new and challenging way for Hoosiers to get fit… Ultimate Fighting Championship style at the UFC Gym! The first central Indiana location has just opened in Noblesville. This new concept in boutique fitness studios offers a modern twist on traditional boxing and high-intensity interval training. Owner Todd Wood explains why he opened the gym after returning from combat in Afghanistan.

  • IHTC Helping Kenyans

    A person living in the U.S. diagnosed with hemophilia can still lead a normal life, but that’s not the case for patients in developing countries. The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center is on a mission to change that for people living in Kenya, where there was little to no treatment available until the center came along.

  • WGU Indiana's New Chancellor

    Alison Bell has returned to WGU Indiana as the online university’s new chancellor. Previously, Bell spent four years at WGU Indiana as general manager of operations. She has been in her new role two months and in our (i) on Education, she joins us to explain her vision for the school.

  • Spot Freight Expands HQ

    Indianapolis-based Spot Freight has completed another expansion of its downtown Indy headquarters. The logistics company, which moved into the former Jillian's building in 2016, has renovated the building's third floor to accommodate more than 150 new work stations and top of the line amenities. Spot’s office space isn’t the only part of the company that’s growing.

  • INsiders: Saab, Ag Tech Deal, Election Day

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on Indiana landing a new U.S. site for global defense & security giant Saab, plus another ag tech deal for Indiana and Election Day brings a big upset in Gary.

  • Feigenbaum: Gaming Bill a 'Game Changer'

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

  • Daniels: Saab Facility Will Have 'Enormous' Impact

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

  • Indiana Celebrating Small Businesses

    Governor Eric Holcomb has declared this week Small Business Week in Indiana. The state has more than 500,000 small businesses that employ more than 1.2 million people. Hoosier leaders are traveling throughout the state this week to promote small business and entrepreneurship in Indiana in recognition of Small Business Week, which will culminate Thursday with the Indiana Small Business Impact Awards in Indianapolis.

  • Spot Freight Adds to Downtown Indy HQ

    Spot Freight Inc. has completed an expansion of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The logistics company, which moved into the second floor of the former Jillian's building in 2016, has completed the renovation of the building's third floor, doubling the size of its previous office space. Spot Freight says it has invested more than $2 million between its two expansions over the past three years and plans to continue the growth of its Indiana footprint over the next five years.

  • Inside Beck's $62M Expansion Plans

    For decades Beck’s has seen tremendous growth, doubling in size every six years... but now, even bigger plans for its northern Hamilton County headquarters. CEO Sonny Beck and IEDC President Elaine Bedel discuss a $62 million expansion that will essentially double production and processing operations at its Atlanta headquarters...and also adding to the 375 workers the company currently has in Indiana.

  • Inside INnovation: TechServ

    A central Indiana tech company says it is making a difference by providing the health care, higher education and public safety sectors with the data-driven tools needed for success. TechServ Corp. President Sunny Lu Williams explains how the IT solutions management firm is growing its global footprint.

  • 2019 Statehouse Wrap-Up

    One of the top priorities for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce during the General Assembly was the health of Hoosiers...advocating for an increase in the cigarette tax and increasing the legal smoking age to 21...but neither happened. We have reaction from Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

  • Trendiana: Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    Indiana’s non-alcoholic beverage industry is booming. Gourmet chai and tea blends, to locally roasted cold-brew coffee and kombuchas and cold-pressed juices and unique sodas. In this month’s Trendiana segment, we’ll show you what Hoosier companies are mixing up!

  • Business of Health: Purdue School of Nursing

    In just a matter of days, Purdue University will graduate an unusually large group of nursing students. The Class of 2019 marks a milestone for the college…it’s doubled the number of nursing students that graduated last spring. Why Purdue believes that’s the perfect medicine for the nursing shortage.

  • Ball State's Digital Marketing Summer Academy

    Ball State University is offering a new unique program this summer for high school students to explore career interests and get a taste of life on a college campus. The Digital Marketing Summer Academy includes courses designed with 21st-century skills in mind, with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and communication. For more information about the academy or to apply online click here.

  • Indy Eleven's New Stadium Plans

    The Indy Eleven this week cleared a large and necessary hurdle to help ensure the team’s futurewhen Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 7, paving the way for a new multi-purpose stadium. As we go Inside INdiana Sports, Bill Benner chats about the stadium with Indy Eleven’s new CEO Greg Stremlaw.

  • Transition at the Top at Old National

    There was a change in leadership this week at Evansville-based Old National Bancorp. After 14 years as CEO, Bob Jones is retiring, although he’ll stay on as chairman through January. Chief Financial Officer Jim Ryan, who has been with the bank since 2000, will succeed Jones as CEO. They both stopped by our Studio (i) to talk about it.

  • Insiders: Lugar and Bayh, Beck's Expansion, New Westfield Development

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on Beck’s huge expansion, a major development coming to downtown Westfield and how Hoosiers are remembering Richard Lugar and Birch Bayh.

  • LifeOmic Develops New App

    “Intermittent fasting” is a health lifestyle that has quickly gained a large following…and Indianapolis-based startup LifeOmic has created an app to help people adopt the practice. The app, called LIFE Fasting Tracker, has already surpassed 300,000 downloads. Serial entrepreneur and Indiana tech giant Don Brown explains how it works.

  • Holcomb Names First Next Level Trails Recipients

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark have announced the first recipients of funding from the Next Level Trails program. The 17 recipients will receive nearly $25 million for 42 miles of new trail development. 

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    Hogsett: 'We All Owe A Debt'

    A large crowd gathered today at the Indiana Statehouse to pay tribute to former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. The memorial service included remarks from Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, former Governor Mitch Daniels and former Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, among others. Bayh was celebrated for many accomplishments during his career, including authoring the federal Title IX law and drafting two Constitutional amendments.

  • Public Media Vet Named WFYI CEO

    The board of directors for WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis has selected Greg Petrowich as the organization's next president and chief executive officer. Petrowich, who currently serves as executive director of WSIU Public Broadcasting in Illinois, will begin his new role in July. He succeeds Lloyd Wright, who in September announced his retirement after 30 years at the helm. 

  • Lugar Remembered For Lasting Legacy

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