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    Purdue University has announced another private employer's plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs in the coming years. Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility in multiple phases.

  • Levementum Scores Funding, Sells Off Product

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  • Levementum Raises $4 Million, Sells Off Product

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

  • Circle Centre Continues Space-Filling Efforts

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

  • Ambrose Seals Deal on Old GM Stamping Site

    100 acres for the next 100 years. The real estate firm, Ambrose Property Group, behind redevelopment of the former GM stamping plant site in downtown Indianapolis discusses a lofty vision for the high-profile property.

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    The best tech companies, products and people in Indiana…we preview the 19th annual Mira Awards with TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier, who also weighs in on more money flowing into the Indiana tech scene.

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    FedEx is expanding, and a manufacturing plant has re-opened its doors in Terre Haute. We learn more about some economic development momentum in Indiana’s 12th largest city from the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.

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    An area with more than its share of economic setbacks has scored $176 million worth of new development. We take you inside Indy’s International Marketplace and its latest project described as "an affordable alternative to downtown." 

  • How IoT can Help the Disabled

    Experts estimate the Internet of Things will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020. The director of assistive technology for Easterseals Crossroads explains how that could have abig impact on more than one billion people who are living with a disability. 

  • Butler Creates Second Lab School

    The first Butler Lab School in IPS was such a success, a second Lab School will open in the fall. College of Education Dean Ena Shelley shares the secrets of success.

  • DemandJump Lands $6M

    Last year's Rise of The Rest venture competition, which made a stop in Indianapolis, is being credited as a catalyst for a Hoosier tech company landing a $6 million round of funding. Indianapolis-based DemandJump tells us what it will do with its Series A round support.

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    The nearly $40 million Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience has been open about a month now…how is it doing? The president of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Jeff Patchen talks about spring break attendance records and first reactions.

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  • Purdue, IU Partner on Cybersecurity

    It protects five universities, hundreds of thousands of devices and tens of thousands of students and faculty from cyber threats. We introduce you to OmniSOC, which could have the potential to create hundreds of jobs.

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  • PNC Tackling Financial Literacy

    It’s never too early to learn about the best ways to handle your money. That’s why PNC Bank is partnering with schools around Indiana on financial literacy. Regional President Connie Bond Stuart talks about the bank’s initiatives.

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    For the first time since Victory Field opened in 1996, the ballpark has undergone a major renovation. GM Randy Lewandowski shows us how suites have been transformed and looks at the season ahead for the Indianapolis Indians.

  • Indiana Women's Prison Cuts Ribbon on Inmate Coding Program

    Officials celebrated the beginning of The Last Mile, a program designed to teach inmates at the Indiana Women’s Prison coding skills they can use once they are released. Founded in 2010, Indiana is the first state outside of California to adopt the San Francisco-based non-profit that has seen 100 percent of its graduates secure employment upon release with a zero percent recidivism rate.

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    The concept of coworking is growing beyond the tech, art and design sectors. We take you inside Indiana’s first dedicated space for the home service and construction industries, Refinery 46.

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    Hancock Regional Hospital was the recent target of hackers and turned to information security company Pondurance to defend its systems and protect information assets. In the Business of Health, what you can do to protect your sensitive information.

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    Downtown Indy Inc. has launched a retail pop-up initiative. St’artUp 317 is designed to revive first-floor retail in vacant commercial spaces throughout Indy's downtown area. The first set of pop-ups will run during the month of May.

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    It’s a chance for fifth and sixth grade girls to learn more about the wonders of engineering, math and science, from female role models. Leadership from Monroe County provide details on the second annual GEMS conference.

  • NBC Strikes Indy 500 Deal

    After more than 54 years with ABC, the Indianapolis 500 is shifting gears to a new network. In 2019, the race will air on the NBC Sports. Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles explains how the deal could have a huge impact on the IndyCar series.

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    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on the state’s global trade efforts, good and bad FedEx news for two Indiana cities and the crown jewel of motorsports is changing networks.

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  • Analysis: Tech Jobs on The Rise, Many Going Unfilled

    New figures released by a global technology industry association suggest job totals in Indiana's tech sector are growing at a slightly higher clip than the average state. CompTIA says tech jobs make up 5.5 percent of the state's workforce, ranking Indiana 21st in the U.S. with over 181,000 workers. Tech job postings are on the rise in Indiana, the organization says, increasing 34 percent from 2016 to 2017 and bumping the state to reach nearly 36,000.

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    It was a chaotic end to the 2018 Indiana General Assembly, and now the Governor has called for a special session in May. We get perspective on the unresolved issues, key takeaways and missed opportunities from KSM Location Advisors.

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    Business is booming in Boone County with nearly $200 million in investment and some 1,800 job commitments. We talk with Boone County EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead about what’s behind the momentum.

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