Governor Eric Holcomb will discuss an overseas mission to make Indiana a major player in the high stakes battle for the next big wave in innovation. We’ll have more on what he hopes to accomplish on this trip.
A massive electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant could be coming to St. Joseph County, Inside INdiana Business confirmed Thursday. Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors Co. and LG Energy Solution, has filed a tax abatement application with the county for a facility in New Carlisle that could bring over $2 billion in investment and more than 1,000 jobs to northern Indiana.
The Princeton Review has released its list of the “Best 388 Colleges for 2023” and several Indiana schools made the cut. The list was compiled based on results of an 85-question survey completed by more than 160,000 students nationwide.
The Western Indiana Workforce Development Board has launched an initiative to help reverse what it calls a drastic decline among women in the workforce as a result of the pandemic. The board says Women in the Workforce provides female job seekers with a personalized set of resources to help them find new jobs.
A healthcare facility in the Fayette County city of Connersville is under new ownership, which it says will allow the operator to focus more on low-income patients. Reid Health Primary and Specialty Care Virginia Avenue will next Monday begin operating as Fayette County Medical Center.
Fort Wayne-based ProFed Credit Union is planning to acquire East Allen Credit Union in New Haven later this year. The credit unions say the acquisition has received regulatory approval, but a member vote at East Allen Credit Union is required before the deal can be finalized.
Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and Certification for brain tumor care, making it the first in Indiana to do so. The hospital says it is also now the sixth center in the U.S. to earn brain tumor certification.
Purdue University is receiving $2.7 million through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Purdue says Professors Rod Williams and Nick Burgmeier will use the funding to lead a conservation project, called Farmers Helping Hellbenders, aimed at improving hellbender habitat in the south central Indiana region.
The Four Winds Casino in South Bend on Thursday dedicated the addition of 40,000 square feet of gaming space. The casino expansion is part of a broader project that includes the construction of a 23-story hotel and event center. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians first opened the casino in January 2018 and announced the expansion the following year.
Inside INdiana Business and IBJ Media hosted the second Engage Indiana event in South Bend on Wednesday. A crowd of about 300 C-suite executives, community leaders and business professionals gathered to hear from Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers and a panel of local business leaders about promoting workforce development, talent attraction and quality of life initiatives.
The state of Indiana and Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. on Thursday announced what they’re calling the largest financial investment in literacy in the state’s history. The Indiana Department of Education says the $111 million investment will support the state’s goal of having 95% of Hoosier students pass the IREAD-3 exam by 2027.
The IU Angel Network has invested $50,000 in a San Francisco-based startup co-founded by an Indiana University alumnus. The investment for GoCharlie, which has developed an artificial intelligence-based content marketing platform, is part of a larger, $250,000 funding round.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is awarding 106 Indiana family farms with the Hoosier Homestead Award in honor of their longstanding commitment to agriculture. To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, and consist of 20 acres or more, or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.
Construction is set to begin next to the Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers on a two-story office building and plaza that will house the new regional headquarters for Madison, Wisconsin-based Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
The Indiana Historical Society is awarding more than $450,000 to local historical societies and organizations representing 13 counties in Indiana. The IHS says the Heritage Support Grants serve local, county and regional historical societies, museums and sites by funding projects that meet high-priority needs in collections stewardship, DEI, sustainability and planning.