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INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Kokomo tech park marks milestone

Kokomo's Inventrek Technology Park is celebrating 10 years in operation. The incubator says its main goal over the past decade has been to "capture intellectual capital" and keep it in the city. Organizers say the park has been home to nearly…

September 19, 2014 12:58 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Elanco, Dow Agro announce partnership

Two of the biggest players in the state's biotechnology industry are joining forces. Greenfield-based Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Co., and Dow AgroSciences LLC in Indianapolis have reached a research and development ag…

September 18, 2014 1:06 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Community Health details $175M investment

Community Health Network in Indianapolis says it will invest $175 million to build three new health pavilions in its East Region over the next few years. The system says the project also includes an expansion of Community East's emergency dep…

September 17, 2014 3:52 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Elkhart showing off 'healthy' RV industry

The president of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce says the 7th Annual Elkhart RV Open House, which is taking place this week, offers a "concentrated look" at the industry's community impact. Kyle Hannon says the event allows the city t…

September 16, 2014 12:45 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Law Expert: NFL Blackout Rule 'Working'

Graphics Company Planning Fishers Expansion

September 15, 2014 1:49 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Manufacturer Plans Boone County Plant

A Japan-based joint manufacturing venture has announced plans to make a major investment in Boone County. Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corp. says it will invest $73.5 million to build a facility in Jamestown and create nearly 200 jobs by 2017. The…

September 12, 2014 1:55 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Ag outlook brings mixed news for farmers

The director of Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture says "substantially" increased supplies of corn and soybeans will have both positive and negative effects on the state's sector. Jim Mintert says it will likely result in l…

September 11, 2014 1:04 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Public-Private Partnerships Key to Growth?

An attorney says the success of recent public-private partnerships in Indianapolis and Carmel shows the funding method could grow as a development trend throughout the state. Jeff Abrams with the Indianapolis office of the Benesch law firm sa…

September 10, 2014 3:21 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Top golfers returning to Carmel

PGA Tour tournament officials say "overwhelming" community and business support has earned Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel another BMW Championship. In 2012, the tournament attracted 140,000 attendees. Hamilton County Tourism Inc. says it g…

September 09, 2014 12:58 pm

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Evansville lands tech center

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Wabash National expanding in Frankfort

Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. is planning to expand in Frankfort and add more than 100 jobs within five years. The transportation manufacturer says the success of its diversification strategy and continued composites business growth h…

September 05, 2014 1:16 pm


Mortgage Company Adding Hundreds of Jobs

September 04, 2014 12:09 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Big investment to grow education program

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is investing $14.5 million into expanding an MBA in Education Leadership program to two more universities in the state. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation initiative, which aims to boost …

September 03, 2014 12:35 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Kokomo Scores Baseball Team

The city of Kokomo will be home to a new baseball team next year. The Prospect League, which already has franchises in Terre Haute and Richmond, has announced the yet-to-be-named team will play in the 4,000-seat Kokomo Municipal Stadium next …

September 02, 2014 12:55 pm

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Prof: Three-year degree trend 'has to occur'

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

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Rose-Hulman: Diversity efforts bearing fruit

August 29, 2014 3:24 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Chamber chooses 'Community of the Year'

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Bloomington its 2014 Community of the Year. Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Jeb Conrad believes continued public and private sector investment in quality of life effort…

August 28, 2014 12:43 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Call center company to hire hundreds

Massachusetts-based Interactions Corp. says growing demand is leading to plans to add 1,000 workers in central Indiana by next year. The customer service company currently has 400 employees in three Indiana offices. Chief Executive Officer Mi…

August 27, 2014 3:49 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: New Indy Airport leader looks to future

Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez, who has been on the job since June, says major airline mergers have led the airport to increase focus on growing carriers such as Jet Blue Airways and Virgin America.

August 26, 2014 12:46 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana selected for national training program

Indiana has been chosen to take part in a national education and work force program. The state is one of 14 picked to participate in the National Governor's Association's policy academy. The designation will give Indiana access to federal gra…

August 25, 2014 12:23 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Toyota adding hundreds of Indiana jobs

Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. is expanding again. The automaker says it will invest $100 million to boost Highlander production, a move expected to create up to 300 jobs by 2016. President Norm Bafunno tells Inside I…

August 22, 2014 1:41 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue, Crane to join portfolios

The president of the Purdue Research Foundation says a new commercialization partnership with the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center will allow the school to connect with a key driver in Indiana's "innovation ecosystem." Dan Hasler says the i…

August 21, 2014 2:32 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Hoosier passenger train safe ... for now

Passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue, at least through the end of January. The Indiana Department of Transportation and communities along the Hoosier State route have agreed to a four-month contract extension …

August 20, 2014 12:56 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Study suggests energy effort paying off

A report commissioned by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission suggests a statewide energy efficiency initiative's efforts have returned as much as $3 in benefits for each $1 spent from 2012-13. Energizing Indiana's programs are set to wr…

August 19, 2014 1:45 pm


TV Shakeup Goes Beyond Indy

August 18, 2014 12:47 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: IPL continues cutting coal

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. says it will convert one of its power plants from coal-fired to natural gas by 2017. The utility says the move is the result of new wastewater regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vice …

August 15, 2014 2:04 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Huntingburg, Wabash reel in 'stellar' gonor

Huntingburg, Wabash Reel in 'Stellar' Honor

August 14, 2014 12:50 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: WellPoint: Name change fixes 'lost opportunity'

The chief marketing officer for WellPoint Inc. says the company's decision to change its name to Anthem will allow customers to make a more direct connection between the parent company and the name on their insurance cards. Patrick Blair says…

August 13, 2014 12:42 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue continues affordability push

Purdue University is launching another effort focused on college affordability. The school has introduced a program which allows students to graduate in three years - one year sooner than a traditional schedule. Purdue's Brian Lamb School of …

August 12, 2014 12:53 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: IMS hopes to make busy schedule busier

Even with an increased number of racing events this year, the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says there is "room for more." Doug Boles says the venue has long-term plans for the Indianapolis Grand Prix and The Brickyard Vintage …

August 11, 2014 12:39 pm

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Investment fund announces three acquisitions

August 08, 2014 4:42 pm

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Growing Lutheran footprint means jobs

August 07, 2014 4:45 pm

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New ad  program to start in 2015

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

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Battery Innovation Center continues charge

August 05, 2014 1:14 pm

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Lilly diabetes drug secures FDA approval

August 04, 2014 3:51 pm

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Ivy Tech, Crane join forces for entrepreneurship

August 01, 2014 1:48 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Carmel continues on road to redevelopment

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard is asking residents to patronize businesses that he says are under a "tremendous amount of pressure" because of major construction on U.S. 31. He says the "#31BITES" initiative, unveiled today, is designed to boost b…

July 31, 2014 12:44 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Ballard: Crime cycle 'must stop'

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July 30, 2014 12:48 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Big-name builder acquired

The company behind many of Indianapolis' most well-known structures has been sold. Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction Group has been acquired by AECOM Technology Corp. in California. Hunt's projects include Lucas Oil Stadium, the downtown J…

July 29, 2014 1:03 pm


HALO Wings by $20 Million Mark

July 28, 2014 2:39 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Women's fund launches multi-million dollar effort

An Indianapolis-based organization is conducting a nationwide search for entrepreneurs who can help bring economic stability to an age-group that often "falls through the cracks." The Women's Fund of Central Indiana has launched a multi-milli…

July 25, 2014 12:57 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: GE, IU announce partnership

General Electric Co. is continuing to expand its presence in Indiana. Months after subsidiary, GE Aviation, announced major investments in South Bend and Lafayette, the company has detailed a partnership with Indiana University's Kelley Schoo…

July 24, 2014 1:31 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Group has 'gold medal' goals

A more than $14 million project could set up a Fort Wayne nonprofit to be a major player in the training of U.S. Paralympic athletes. The "Turnstone of Tomorrow" plans call for a new adaptive technology sports and recreation fieldhouse with m…

July 23, 2014 1:23 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana banks merging

Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. has reached a more than $46 million agreement to acquire Community Bancshares Inc. in Noblesville. The deal is expected to close early next year.

July 22, 2014 1:49 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indy nails Lowe's deal

The world's second-largest home improvement retailer is planning hundreds of jobs in central Indiana. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Indiana Governor Mike Pence are scheduled to announce details on the project during a news conference Tu…

July 21, 2014 2:24 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: New bridge proposal Could Save Millions

A group of Indiana and Kentucky leaders advocating for an I-69 bridge across the Ohio River says new modifications could shave $600 million off the previous proposal. BridgeLink says narrowing the bridge's shoulders and cutting it from six to…

July 17, 2014 12:41 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: GM continues to bank on Bedford

General Motors Co. is seeking tax abatement on its fourth major expansion in Bedford in three years. The auto manufacturer is looking to pump $27 million into the facility and add more than three dozen jobs. The move follows a $29 million pla…

July 16, 2014 1:16 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: British company announces major Indiana investment

London-based Tate & Lyle says it will invest more than $90 million in its Tippecanoe County operations and add a small number of jobs over the next three years. Governor Mike Pence took part in the food ingredient supplier's announcement …

July 15, 2014 2:06 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: South Bend airport continues global push

The executive director of South Bend International Airport says an announcement to expand air service to the greater New York City area beginning in October is another step toward securing more global destinations. Mike Daigle tells Inside IN…

July 14, 2014 12:31 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: City Hopes Baseball Movie Will be a Tourist Hit

A small southern Indiana community is hoping to turn a well-known movie into a tourism boon. Huntingburg is home of League Stadium, where the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own" was filmed. Mayor Denny Spinner says he hopes to replicate the su…

July 11, 2014 2:56 pm
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