• GE's Digital Twins

    The ‘Internet of Things’ is making critical data a whole lot easier to access at GE Aviation’s Lafayette Engine facility.“Digital twins” or computerized, electronic replicas of the engines are able to capture about 2,000 critical characteristics from performance to maintenance issues.

  • Ascent at SIA Drives $140M Investment

    Subaru is planning another major investment at its Lafayette plant. At an unveiling ceremony for the new Subaru Ascent, Subaru of Indiana Automotive announced the automaker will invest more than $140 million into production of the SUV and plans to create up to 200 jobs. The company, which has more than 5,600 associates in Lafayette, says the move will help meet growing demand for mid-level vehicles in North America. 

  • BoxUp Gearing up for Holiday Season

    With all the hype surrounding the subscription box industry and giants like BirchBox and Stitch Fix, aTerre Haute company has found a sweet spot.  How BoxUp is gearing up for the holiday e-commerce season and growth.

  • 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.

  • Toyota Subsidiary to Expand Into Westfield

    A subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corp. has unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing center in Westfield. Indianapolis-based Bastian Solutions will invest more than $8 million to construct the 90,000-square-foot facility, creating up to 87 high-wage jobs by 2020.

  • Holcomb: Indiana Becoming ‘Crosswaters of America’

    After South Korea-based POSCO opened its second U.S. plant at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville last week, Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana is becoming the "Crosswaters of America."

    According to Holcomb, the last three years have seen the Indiana Ports record their highest shipment totals in their 56-year history.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Allegiant Planning $40M Indy Base

    Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced plans for a $40 million, two-aircraft base at Indianapolis International Airport. The low-cost carrier says the investment involves up to 66 jobs. The facility could be operational in February and bring with it additional routes in the future. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new positions are expected to pay 85 percent higher than the state's average wage.

  • Whitestown Welcomes $50M Facility

    The chief executive officer of Pennsylvania-based AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. says the company picked Whitestown for a nearly $50 million investment, in part, because of the work force it will be able to attract there. The global health care company cut the ribbon this morning on the distribution facility, which Steven Collis says could ultimately employ up to 150.

  • IMMI's Growth

    Westfield-based IMMI, which designs, tests and manufactures a variety of advanced safety systems, is expanding its workforce. The global company is adding 55 full-time employees and is on track to do more $200 million this year. 

  • Conexus Indiana Launches INvets

    Conexus Indiana has developed a first-of-its-kind program designed to connect Hoosier companies directly to veterans as they exit the military. INvets aims to help companies close the skills gap and provide vets with high-demand career opportunities.

  • Prof: Innovation Can Prevent Carrier-Like Cuts

    Mohan Tatikonda, professor of operations management at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, says he would like to see companies invest in R&D to make innovative, customizable products best produced in the U.S. 

  • Cummins Columbus Improvement Projects

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has detailed plans for two major downtown projects. A combined $80 million will fund a new railroad overpass and renovation of the engine maker’s global headquarters.

  • New Operator Coming to Burns Harbors

    The Ports of Indiana is calling the move a “game-changer.” The nation’s oldest port operator, Metro Ports, is expanding to the Great Lakes for the first time at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor. Exclusive details on a deal that some say could double bulk cargo business.

  • BorgWarner Breaks Ground In Noblesville

    Michigan-based BorgWarner broke ground today on a $28 million technical center in Noblesville. The 100,000 square-foot facility will consolidate the company’s existing centers in Anderson and Pendleton into one location.

  • Consul-General: Indiana-Japan Ties Getting Stronger

    The new Consul-General of Japan in Chicago says Indiana's strong incentive offerings and cooperation from its key economic leaders are key to continued strong relations between the state and the Asian nation. Naoki Ito, who represents Indiana and nine other Midwestern states, says there are currently about 280 Japanese companies operating in Indiana, supporting around 58,000 jobs. 

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Port Partnership Could Double Bulk Business

    In a move that Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper says can be a "game-changer," California-based Metro Ports will next month become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Cooper predicts the agreement with the 165-year-old company, which was approved Tuesday, could double bulk cargo business at the port within the next five years. The operation will be Metro Ports' first outside of the East, West and Gulf coasts.

  • REGO-FIX Likes What it Sees in Whitestown

    An international manufacturer has taken the wraps off of its new North American headquarters in Boone County. Switzerland-based REGO-FIX, which makes precision parts for the aerospace, medical and power generation industries, says the multi-million dollar Whitestown facility will help the company attract the highly-educated, highly-trained people it needs.

  • REGO-Fix Happy With 'Dynamic' New Home

    The president of REGO-FIX says the Switzerland-based company is glad to open its North American headquarters in a city that he says matches the company's "dynamic, growing" path. Andreas Weber says Whitestown will offer the highly-educated, highly-trained people the precision toolmaker needs. The $3.5 million investment is expected to result in about 20 new jobs.
     

  • Aerotronic Off the Ground

    A unique startup drone company is off the ground and running in Indianapolis. Aerotronic makes its first helicopter delivery to Alaska. The company’s CEO talks about the cutting edge technology.

  • IoT 24-Hour Hackathon

    Programmers, coders, IT personnel and others are racing against the clock in a 24-hour hackathon at Launch Fishers. Teams have one entire day to develop Internet of Things technology designed to "energize Indiana's economy" and compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes.

  • IoT Hackathon Looks to 'Energize' Economy

    More than 350 participants and dozens of companies are taking part in this weekend's 24-hour AT&T Internet of Things Civic Hackathon. AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards says teams will have 24 hours to develop IoT technology designed to "energize Indiana's economy. 

  • Carrier Corp. to Receive State Incentives

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors has approved $7 million in incentives for Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis. The breaks involve a combination of conditional tax credits and training grants. The company says a $16 million investment will retain more than 1,000 Hoosier jobs, 800 of which were previously going to be outsourced to Mexico.

  • Manufacturing President Discusses Keys to Bridging Gap

    Indiana is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the nation, but what remains a mystery is how to fill the anticipated 15,000 skilled worker openings annually. Indiana Manufacturers Association President Brian Burton discusses how workforce development and education remain key.

  • Lilly CEO Details $850M Plans

    Eli Lilly and Co. is making an $850 million investment on manufacturing and research in the U.S. in 2017 and that includes Indianapolis. CEO Dave Ricks talks about what’s fueling the investment, and if more could be on the way.

  • Lilly Details $850M U.S. Plans

    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has detailed plans to pump $850 million into its U.S. operations this year. That includes a new $85 million expansion of the company's Trulicity device assembly operations. The drugmaker says the investment is being driven by strong demand and its growing pipeline of potential cancer, pain and diabetes treatments. 

  • Unique Collaboration Fueling Purdue Aerospace Building

    Rolls-Royce is the first tenant of the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace building in West Lafayette. The president of the Purdue Research Foundation and a Rolls-Royce executive talk about a unique collaboration with university researchers and how it will work.

  • Work Truck Show Eyes Continued Growth

    A convention representing a $150 billion industry is continuing to grow in Indianapolis. The Michigan-based NTEA is the association for the work truck Industry and Executive Director Steve Carey says this year's version of the Work Truck Show, which begins Tuesday, will occupy the entire Indiana Convention Center. 

  • hhgregg Falls Victim to 'Evolving Economy'

    University of Indianapolis Associate Professor of Finance Matt Will says Indianapolis-based hhgregg's bankruptcy has likely been "in the works for many years." He says the electronics and appliance retailer has struggled with leadership and innovation since the death of former Chief Executive Officer Jerry Throgmartin, who he calls "the Walt Disney of the company." 

  • Rebranding Reflects Indiana's IoT Growth

    The chief executive officer of Fishers-based ClearObject, formerly known as CloudOne, says its new brand shows the company's focus on what he calls "the biggest thing since anything." John McDonald says the Internet of Things "fundamentally changes absolutely everything," adding IoT impacts everything people do in their daily lives.

  • Opening Marks a 'Huge Day' For Cummins

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) officially took the wraps this morning off of its $30 million global distribution business headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger says the company aimed for an innovative design where "the walls are down" with every workspace encouraging collaboration. Mayor Joe Hogsett calls the building "truly transformative" for its economic and architectural significance.

  • Bosma: 'Very Reasonable' Hikes Will Pay For Big Road Plan

    The Speaker of the Indiana House says a long-term road and bridge funding plan unveiled Wednesday morning at the Statehouse will help put Hoosiers to work. "An investment in infrastructure creates jobs, not just road construction jobs, but jobs for employers, especially in a manufacturing-heavy state," said Brian Bosma (R-88). READ MORE

  • Shelby County Attracting Hundreds of Jobs, New Development

    From hundreds of new jobs, tens of millions of dollars in investment, riverfront and downtown development…Shelby County is on a roll! The county’s economic development chief details what’s behind a flurry of good economic news.

  • Mayor on UTEC Job Situation: 'Nothing Has Changed'

    In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters says, despite last week's word that hundreds of Carrier Corp. jobs were staying put in Indianapolis, "nothing has changed in what UTEC here in Huntington has told us since February."

  • Secretary of Commerce Explains Carrier Deal

    A stunning turn of events. Trump and Pence strike a deal with Carrier Corp. to save a thousand Hoosier jobs feared doomed for Mexico. We go one-on-one with a key player in the deal, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith.

  • Ivy Tech and DWD Partner on Demand Driven Workforce

    Training and education are critical to meet expected workforce needs of employers all over Indiana. We tee that discussion up with key players from the Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Carrier Employee: 'I Can Retire With Dignity'

    Following Thursday's news conference at the Carrier Corp facility in Indianapolis, employees weigh in on the deal made to keep more than 1,000 Indiana jobs from leaving for Mexico. 

  • Amazon Expects Record Cyber Monday Sales

    After record Cyber Monday sales last November, one Amazon spokesperson says the online retailer expects even bigger numbers in 2016. Inside INdiana Business looks at how the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Whitestown is employing Hoosiers during the holidays.

  • Vincennes Partners Up on Logistics Training Center

    Vincennes University Logistics and Training Education Center is a fully functioning logistics warehouse in Plainfield focused on hands-on training for students. Carmel-based enVista provides the cutting-edge technology and industry-tested equipment.

  • Ports of Indiana Eyes 4th Port

    A 725-acre former coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River is now under consideration to be transformed into Indiana's fourth port. The CEO of the Ports of Indiana shares details on the project.

  • Safe Recruiter Solutions Addressing Skills Gap

    A lack of qualified workers continues to plague Indiana manufacturers, but the CEO of Safe Recruiter Solutions says there’s a better, and less expensive way, to fill those spots.

     

  • SIA Celebrates Impreza's Arrival

    A key piece of a multi-year, $1.3 billion investment to increase production at Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. in Lafayette has come to fruition. The first 2017 Subaru Impreza rolled off the assembly line Tuesday, marking the culmination of more than three years of preparation. Inside INdiana Business talks to SIA Senior Executive Vice President Tom Easterday.

  • Cummins Updates New Indy HQ

    In just a few months, construction on the new Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis will be complete. We give you a first look at the unique corporate space.

  • CloudOne CEO John McDonald discusses the state of IoT in Indiana.

    Tech CEO Says Indiana Has Capability to Become ‘Global Leader’ in IoT

    The chief executive officer of Fishers-based CloudOne Inc. says Indiana has the potential to be a global leader in the Internet of Things space. John McDonald sits down with Inside INdiana Business to discuss how the state’s top industries, including agriculture, advanced manufacturing and logistics, are especially important to the IoT sector.

  • Conexus Indiana Exec Weighs-In on Distribution and Manufacturing Surge

    Indiana is seeing a surge in companies adding distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, including tens of millions in investment and hundreds of jobs. Conexus Indiana exec Dave Holt weighs-in on what it means for the state.

  • Former ITT Tech Employee Learned of School Closing Via Email

    After more than 50 years, Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. has announced it is permanently shutting down. The company says the "overwhelming majority" of more than 8,000 jobs have been eliminated. Inside INdiana Business reporter Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with a former ITT employee to talk about the closure.

  • Wabash Heartland Region Strategic Plan

    It’s a new strategic plan for a 10-county region designed to boost economic development and quality of life. Exclusive details on big plans for the Wabash Heartland Region.

  • Indiana Manufacturing Outlook

    On the heels of Carrier Corporation's exodus to Mexico, Indiana gets a manufacturing boost. Just this week, three companies announced plans for investing a combined nearly $300 million creating some 250 jobs in Indiana.

  • 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

    Fourteen businesses state-wide were recognized as the 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’. Newly appointed Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Ian Steff talks about the importance of the event to Governor Mike Pence’s $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship initiative.

  • 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

    Fourteen businesses state-wide were recognized as the 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’. Newly appointed Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Ian Steff talks about the importance of the event to Governor Mike Pence’s $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship initiative.

  • $21M Rail Warehouse 'Asset' to Indiana

    The parent company of Venture Logistics says the new $21 million Venture Rail Warehouse and Distribution Center on the south side of Indianapolis will be an asset for the state. Jack Schwarz with Indianapolis-based Schwarz Partners LP says the 406,000 square-foot rail-to-truck facility, a partnership with Indiana Rail Road Co., will help make Indiana more competitive. Schwartz and Indiana Rail Road Co. Chief Executive Officer Peter Mills talked about the potential impact.

  • GM's Marion Metal Center opened its doors in 1956.

    GM Invests $91 Million in its Marion Plant

    General Motor's announcement of a $91 million investment in its Marion Metal Center means job retention and an upgrade of the plant's equipment and technology. Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing manager talks to Inside INdiana Business about what the investment means for the future of GM in Marion.

  • Conexus Interns Program Addresses Adv. Manufacturing Skills Gap, First Year Results

    Conexus Indiana has wrapped up its first year of the statewide Conexus Interns program. It is the only program in the state designed specifically for high school students to learn and earn in an advanced manufacturing and logistics company.

  • Indy Media Manufacturing Company Closes

    After 27 years in business, an Indianapolis-based media manufacturing company has closed its doors. World Media Group was founded in 1988 and employed nearly 300 at one time. The company specialized in DVDs, compact discs, flash drives, loyalty cards, hotel key cards and retail gift cards.
  • South Shore Rail Expansion at Risk?

    The state's $10 million in annual funding to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is at risk, which could derail the South Shore commuter rail expansion. RDA CEO Bill Hanna talks about the importance of the project to the region.
  • Honda, Ivy Tech Partner to Narrow Skills Gap

    Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC in Greensburg is the most recent employer to partner with Ivy Tech Community College and offer internships in high-demand positions. Sue Smith of Ivy Tech and Fred Payne of Honda discuss the partnership.