• Chamber Agenda Sharpens Workforce Focus

    Workforce issues again are among the top issues for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce heading into the new legislative session. The chamber's priorities, announced at today's annual Legislative Preview, include requiring computer science for high school graduation and better aligning the state's education and workforce programs. 

  • Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants

    Purdue University is launching another affordability effort. The Boiler Affordability Grant is designed to cover expenses not taken care of after Indiana resident undergraduates have pursued need-based financial aide. It will fund tuition, fees and book costs using a pool of existing university resources, donations and through Purdue savings efforts. 

  • Sunday Alcohol Sales Truce

    The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council have come together on a slate of policy agreements they say would strengthen the state's alcohol laws. The organizations say they are supporting legalizing carry-out Sunday alcohol sales, while opposing the expansion of the sale of cold beer.

  • Inside INnovation: Center for Intellectual Property Research

    The Center for Intellectual Property Research, in partnership with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, operates two pro bono IP legal services aimed to help Indiana solo inventors, entrepreneurs, non-profits and some small businesses in need. Patent Connect matches Indiana inventors who need pro bono patent and trademark services with volunteer attorneys.

  • Ascus Biosciences Pioneering an Emerging Science

    Indianapolis tech start-up Ascus is pioneering an emerging science, Endomicrobial Ecology, that uses a natural approach to improve animal health and performance. It’s being driven by former Elanco VP of Global Research and Development William Weldon. Endomicrobial Ecology harvests the natural microbiota that already exists in an animal’s system. The research is driving the science behind Ascus’ first product which will launch in Argentina in 2018.

  • Around Indiana: Moving Forward Affordable Housing Program

    An intensive two-day workshop on bringing affordable housing and transportation to East Chicago has just wrapped up. The Moving Forward program currently has four affordable housing developments underway across the state: in Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Indianapolis and Lafayette.

  • INnovators: Aubry Lane

    Aubry Lane is a first of its kind safety technology and fashion company. It was founded to help provide a new market to provide safety to women and children using a fashionable container. The Indy startup designs and manufacturers quality leather handbags. Each comes specially equipped with a hidden GPS tracker and SOS button that, once activated, allows the wearer to be reached virtually anywhere.

  • Inside Crossroads Education LLC

    Kevin Michael Berkopes, a mathematician in the School of Science at IUPUI, has launched an education and logistics tech company called Crossroads Education LLC. The startup creates innovative, collaborative learning spaces and the tech that drives and supports them. The company’s model constructs education around multiple access points, including a differentiation between students’ first access and second access to content.

  • Easley Winery Expansion Plans

    A growing Indianapolis winery is celebrating a multi-million-dollar expansion and a major production milestone. Easley Winery, which was founded in 1974, this week surpassed 200,000 gallons of wine produced in a calendar year for the first time. The winery has also invested $2 million to double production capacity with a new, fully-automated bottling line.

  • Kids Building Bikes Program Fuses STEM and Fitness

    Kids Building Bikes provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair. Throughout the multi session program students will gain confidence and a foundation for independence while learning project management and critical thinking skills as we introduce a variety of STEM based principles that can be learned from working with the bicycle.

  • E-Retailer Celebrates Greenwood Growth

    The co-founder of a plus-size women's clothing company says work force and economic development programs led the company to choose Greenwood for a distribution center and hundreds of new jobs. Dia&Co. cut the ribbon on its $2.7 million Johnson County distribution center today, and President Lydia Gilbert says the company expects to grow in Greenwood "for many years to come."

  • State on Track for Record Job Commitments

    Indiana is on track for yet another record breaking economic development year. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, just back from a trade trip to India, shares what’s driving the jobs deals.

  • Grow with Google Kicks Off in Indy

    Preparing people for the next generation in tech jobs. Indy is the kick off city for the Grow with Google nationwide tour. Details on how Hoosiers are sharpening their digital skills for free. 

  • More Tolls in Our Future?

    It takes billions of dollars to maintain and add to Indiana’s matrix of highway infrastructure. Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar talks about the future of new tolling to help pay for it.

  • Culture Matters: Seven Corners

    Carmel-based travel insurance company Seven Corners started with just a few employees nearly 25 years ago, and now has grown to more than 200. In this month’s Culture Matters, we share how culture remains a driving force behind the company’s performance in the office and the community.

  • Improving the Health of Vets

    The YMCA has introduced new programs geared toward improving the health of veterans. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis talks with leadership about a diabetes program developed here that is now being used nationwide and other programs exclusively for vets.

  • Krannert Program Turning 50

    Fifty years ago, Purdue’s Krannert School of Management launched one of the first business programs of its kind in the country to help recruit minority students. Dean David Hummels talks about the success of the Business Opportunity Program.

  • Marian Receives Big Gift

    Marian University has pushed past the half-way point of its $150 million capital campaign thanks to a gift from Hoosier speaker manufacturer Klipsch. The University says the donation will go towards building one of the best teacher colleges in the country.

  • ESPN Founder Returns to DePauw

    A television network devoted to exclusively to sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Who would have thought? Well, DePauw University graduate Bill Rasmussen did. He’s been on campus at DePauw this week discussing ESPN and the battle for the Monon Bell.

  • Indy Poised For Grow With Google

    A first-of-its-kind event from one of the biggest names in tech will kick off Friday in Indianapolis. Grow With Google, a free event that runs through Saturday, is billed as an opportunity for anyone from job seekers to students to entrepreneurs to improve their digital skills. The Indiana State Museum will host more than 20 workshops and 100 coaching sessions over two days.

  • Holcomb: Agenda Spotlights 'Record of Opportunity'

    Governor Eric Holcomb says his legislative and administrative priorities for 2018 will place an even heavier emphasis on work force. Holcomb's Next Level Agenda includes five "pillars" focusing on jobs, economic growth, the opioid crisis, infrastructure and government service. During an address Wednesday morning at the Indiana Statehouse, Holcomb said "we are going to be the ones, I predict -- Hoosiers -- to crack the work force shortage code."

  • State Details 'Historic' Economic Development Year

    With more than a month left to go, Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana is on its way to a record economic development year. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says, so far this year, the state has secured 270 commitments from businesses planning to create nearly 29,000 jobs, which is an all-time high since the IEDC was established in 2005.

  • Mearns Wants Ball State 'More Visible And Vocal'

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns says the school's new branding campaign comes at a time that "we've been a little quiet." He says the "We Fly" theme, developed through research and focus group sessions over several months, He says the campaign is targeting prospective students, current students and alumni who have only been "modestly" engaged in the past. Mearns took office in May.

  • Indy Lands College Football Championship

    Indy has scored big yet again. The city landed a crown jewel: the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. How did the deal come together, what’s the real impact and next steps? We get answers from two key players.

  • Formstack's Growth

    It’s been called the premium online form builder for the digital age. Indianapolis-based Formstack has significantly expanded its platform and that means workforce and customer growth.

  • Inside Indiana Advanced Energy Economy

    Indiana is now part of an organization that represents more than 1,000 advanced energy organizations in 27 states. Leadership from Advanced Energy Economy are talk about their efforts, and what it means for Indiana.

  • Trendiana: Yelp's Totally Bazaar + Upcycled Gifts

    It’s only the first weekend of November, but it’s time to mark your calendars for the holiday shopping party of the year. Brittany Smith returns with a preview of the 2017 Yelp’s Totally Bazaar and some sought after ‘upcycled’ gifts.

  • Greenlight Guru Extends Platform

    Indianapolis-based Greenlight Guru has launched a new product that is not only expected to impact job growth, but the global medical device industry.  In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis talks to the company’s CEO and co-founder about the new software.

  • Ethanol Industry Outlook

    The ethanol industry currently fuels a substantial part of Indiana’s economy. However, some suggest potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, could have a negative economic impact on Indiana and other states.

  • Butler Business Consulting Group Marks 10 Years

    Butler University’s Business Consulting Group is marking its 10th anniversary with some major clients in tow. The executive director of the program shares how it’s generated $10 million in revenue with nearly 100 client connections.

  • Monumental Marathon Marks 10 Years

    Nearly 20,000 participants and fans are expected to take part in events surrounding Saturday's CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Organizers expect the 10th annual event to have an economic impact of more than $4 million. CNO Financial Director of Brand Marketing Carrie Jost says the event is currently a top 20 marathon in the United States, and adds the company is committed to helping it grow.

  • Ex-Offender Program Celebrating Milestone

    A state program that helps place thousands of ex-offenders into jobs each year this week is marking its fifth anniversary. Herman Sadler, a Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry client who now works for Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, says the program has put him in a position to potentially buy a house and land a promotion in the next year.

  • Economist: Opioids a Billion-Dollar Problem

    One of the economists behind the 2018 Indiana University Kelley School of Business economic forecast says Indiana's opioid epidemic is an "absolutely urgent" issue from a public health and economic standpoint. Kyle Anderson says opioid misuse impacts the number of people in the labor force as well as the productivity of those who are working. 

  • Indy Lands 2022 CFB Playoff National Championship

    Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick goes one-on-one with Indiana Sports Corp President Ryan Vaughn to talk about how Indianapolis was chosen to host the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship.

  • Ethanol Industry Key Economic Driver in Indiana

    The chief executive officer from one of the country's foremost biofuel trade associations, says the ethanol industry is a "big part" of the state's economy. Indiana is the nation's fifth largest producer of ethanol, a renewable, earth-friendly biofuel made from feedstock, primarily corn. Inside INdiana Business talks to Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Emily Skor about the economic and environmental benefits of using ethanol fuel. 

  • Purdue Foundry Reaches 165 Startups

    More recording-breaking activity coming out of Purdue University. Some striking numbers on startup activity: 165 companies and more than $230 million in funding. We have perspective on what that means for the Indiana economy and the future.

  • Inside Fountain Square's Newest Coworking Space: Switchboard

    An abandoned old church in the heart of Fountain Square in Indianapolis has been transformed into a coworking space. We take you inside Switchboard, which aims to create a culture of community engagement.

  • Elanco's Future, Lilly Investing in Insulin

    Lilly is doubling down on diabetes. Manufacturing President Maria Crowe talks about plans for a $72 million investment in Indianapolis and weighs-in on what the future holds for animal health unit Elanco.

  • Flu Season Outlook

    Flu season is here, and already more than 55 cases have been reported in Indiana. In the Business of Health, the Indiana State Department of Health shares how it tracks outbreaks and prepares for the season.

  • EducationSuperHighway Rolling into Classrooms

    Indiana is on track to equip every Hoosier classroom with high-speed Internet. State officials are partnering with national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway on a plan that aims to connect nearly 40,000 students who are off the grid.

  • (i) on Economic Development: Opioids Impact

    The Opioid epidemic has been in the headlines nationally and here in Indiana for months. In this month’s (i) on Economic Development, KSM Location Advisors leadership weigh-in on the addiction epidemic, and its impact on economic development.

  • IndyCar Seeking New Sponsor

    Verizon is stepping away from its IndyCar Series title sponsorship and Hulman & Co. is looking for a replacement. Bill Benner talks with CEO Mark Miles about the possibility of a unique sponsorship package.

  • Purdue's Degree in Three Kicks-Off

    Purdue University has kicked off its new “Degree in 3” program as an option for most of the school’s liberal arts students. Details on how it’s designed, and why President Mitch Daniels thinks it’s a good idea.

  • New Partnership Fueling Belden Workforce Training Program

    Ivy Tech Foundation Richmond and network infrastructure platform Belden Inc. have joined forces to create a training program. The Belden Workforce Training Program will train high school juniors and seniors, in preparation for paid internships at Belden, even a career after graduation.

  • 'Stellarbration' Highlights Community Potential

    Leaders from Culver and Madison were at the Statehouse today to celebrate their designations as 2017 Stellar Communities. Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist says the Marshall County city's plan focuses on making it a better and more affordable place to live year-round. Madison Mayor Damon Welch says his city's pitch centered on leveraging its assets, like the Ohio River, and the renovation and reuse of historic and landmark locations.

  • Partnership Seeks 'Vital' School Broadband

    Indiana has launched a partnership with a national nonprofit aimed at bringing high-speed internet to every classroom in the state. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says nearly 40,000 students are not connected, which is "not acceptable in this day and age." She says EducationSuperHighway will work with the Indiana Department of Education and local schools to determine how to increase digital access and capacity with available state and federal funds.

  • Gary Coworking Space Hopes To Change City's Perception

    Four decades ago, Gary was a booming city of steel. A town that produced the likes of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. In the years since, the city has become a tragic portrait of America's industrial decline. But two young women are trying to change the narrative of a town they both admit is best known by its nickname “Scary Gary.” 

  • Milhaus Mega Investment

    Hoosier real estate developer Milhaus lands a nearly quarter of a billion dollar equity investment. What the infusion means for Indiana, and the firm’s potential to become a leader in the live-work-play movement.

  • KAR Auction Services All in with Tech

    KAR Auction Services says, at its core, it’s really a tech company. Leadership from the Carmel company and subsidiary TradeRev talk tech and a new $80 million headquarters.

  • Toyota Subsidiary Expanding in Westfield

    Toyota Industries subsidiary Bastian Solutions already has a big presence in Indiana, but it’s about to get bigger with a major investment in Westfield.

  • Indiana Conference for Women Preview

    We’re just weeks away from the largest professional development event for women in the Midwest. We give you a sneak peek inside this year’s Indiana Conference for Women.

  • Pacers New GM

    The Indiana Pacers have 10 new faces, a new training facility, new uniforms and a new person running the front office. We introduce to you GM Chad Buchanan and get his take on the outlook for the team.

  • Healing Through Art

    There are many signs that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But at St. Vincent Health, the signs are very large works of art. The newly expanding art studio inside the St. Vincent Breast Care Centerbuilding is a prototype of what art therapy can accomplish.