Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will Thursday provide an update on the progress of the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative. The state approved $500 million in READI grants to 17 regions last December.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved plans from Evansville-based CenterPoint Energy Indiana South to build a natural gas turbine facility in Posey County. The electric utility business of Texas-based CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) says the $334 million project will replace two coal-fired generation units at the A.B. Brown power plant.
Franciscan Health will Thursday break ground for the new Franciscan Health Cancer Center Lafayette. The health system says the new three-story, 68,000-square-foot cancer center will consolidate its existing services into one location on the Franciscan Health Lafayette East campus.
Anticipating several weeks of committee hearings and public testimony on the issue of abortion rights, Indiana lawmakers, in coordination with Gov. Eric Holcomb, have postponed the beginning of work in their special session from July 6 to July 25.
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has received a $275 million purchase agreement to supply the U.S. government with an additional 150,000 doses of bebtelovimab. The agreement is a modification of Lilly’s $720 million deal, which supplied the U.S. government with 600,000 doses of the drug.
Indianapolis-based workforce development initiative Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy have received $6 million from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The partners say the grant funding will support growth of the Modern Youth Apprenticeship program in Marion County.
A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University says the partnership with Taiwan-based MediaTek could serve as a model for other semiconductor companies to establish operations in Indiana. Purdue and MediaTek on Tuesday detailed plans to establish a new chip design center in the university’s Discovery Park District, which is expected to create up to 30 jobs.
Hancock Health in Greenfield and Hendricks Regional Health in Danville have joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, based in Minnesota. The health systems say the move will provide special access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise in an effort to provide the best care possible.
Butler University has received an anonymous $1 million gift that will support construction of its Esports Park. The 7,500-square-foot esports and educational technology facility is expected to open in August.
The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has gained nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service. The Crown Point-based organization, which works to advance the careers of women throughout the northwest Indiana region, says it now has federal income tax exemption as a public charity.
The River Ridge Development Authority board of directors has named Josh Staten director of business development. He most recently was economic development and redevelopment director for the city of New Albany.
The Indiana State Police has named Mitzi Templeton as the Forensic Scientist of the Year within its Laboratory Division. She is a forensic scientist in the Forensic Firearms Identification Unit at the Evansville Regional Laboratory.