INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Duke touts industrial improvement effort

2013-10-04T12:47:00Z 2013-10-04T17:42:12Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Duke touts industrial improvement effortGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
October 04, 2013 12:47 pm  • 

Duke Energy Indiana and McCallum Sweeney Consulting have released recommendations for five properties throughout the state as part of a major industrial initiative. Duke spokesman Lew Middleton says the utility will work with local economic development officials and offer matching grants to help make the suggestions a reality. Middleton says economic development is "at the core of what we're about," and believes the utility will try to expand the program in the future. Read More Middleton says the site readiness program builds on the utility's previous efforts.


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