INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Bid committee: 2018 'no slam dunk'

2013-08-30T12:25:00Z 2013-08-30T18:05:34Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Bid committee: 2018 'no slam dunk'Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
August 30, 2013 12:25 pm  • 

The Indianapolis bid committee for the 2018 Super Bowl says the city has strong assets, but admits it has plenty of work to do in the effort to land the National Football League's marquee game. Competition is expected from New Orleans, Minneapolis and Tampa Bay. Committee Vice Chair David Lewis says the effort will likely need to raise around $30 million in corporate support, compared to the $25 million brought in before the 2012 Super Bowl. Lewis discussed the bid process in a Studio(i) interview.

 

Company Doubles Indiana Job Plans

San Diego-based American Specialty Health Inc. says its commitment to Indiana is larger than originally planned. The company says it will invest $10 million to move its corporate headquarters to Carmel and create up to 675 jobs by 2016. Chief Executive Officer George DeVries says the city's central location will help with the transition from a California employer to a national company. Read More DeVries believes Carmel is an ideal spot for long-term growth.

 

Duke, Environmental Groups Reach Agreement

Duke Energy Corp. has come to an agreement with a group of environmental organizations concerning air quality permits at its Edwardsport plant. Terms of the settlement outline when the utility must retire several coal burning units to comply with federal standards.

 

Syracuse Chair Maker Continues to Grow

A Kosciusko County furniture company says its fifth expansion in three years is underway. Syracuse-based Poly-Wood Inc. recently broke ground on additional manufacturing space and plans to hire nearly 40 more workers next year.

 

IU to Honor Grammy Winner, Former U.S. Ed Chief

Indiana University has named this year's class of Distinguished Alumni Service Award honorees. They include a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician, a former U.S. Secretary of Education and the longtime Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

 

Aerospace Group to Acquire Indiana Company

A global aerospace, defense and energy group is acquiring an Indianapolis company. Meggitt PLC says the roughly $41 million deal for Piezotech LLC strengthens its sensing systems business. It expects to operate the Indianapolis-based employer as a stand-alone operation.

 

Milhaus Creates New Division

An Indianapolis-based real estate company is expanding into property management. Milhaus says the new division will oversee its Artistry development in downtown Indianapolis.

 

Rose-Hulman Boasts Enrollment Record

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says it will begin the school year with record enrollment. The Terre Haute school is also reporting one of its largest incoming freshman classes.

 

St. Joseph's Enrollment Increases

St. Joseph's College is reporting its highest enrollment in more than four decades. The Rensselaer-based school is counting nearly 1,200 students, including more than 270 first-time, full-time freshman.

 

USF Announces CEO Forum Lineup

The University of Saint Francis has announced the featured speakers for its annual CEO Forum. The October event will focus on global and local entrepreneurial growth.

 

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