INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Expansions continue county's 'positive momentum'

2013-10-08T12:29:00Z 2013-10-09T15:20:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Expansions continue county's 'positive momentum'Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
October 08, 2013 12:29 pm  • 

The chief executive officer of the Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says two jobs announcements are a reflection of the region's strong manufacturing work force. Alan Tio says Florida-based Gator Cases Inc.'s plan to relocate a distribution center to Columbia City and Micropulse Inc.'s proposed expansion in the city could add more than 200 total jobs by 2016.  He tells Inside INdiana Business the county has a "strong pipeline" of employees available to fill the new positions.

 

State, Schools File Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

The state of Indiana and 15 public school corporations are suing several federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, over a portion of the Affordable Care Act. The suit says penalties on employers who do not provide all full-time workers with minimum-value health insurance would cause "catastrophic financial consequences" for the state's public schools.

 

EDC Investment Helps Wayne County Job Efforts

The Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County has approved grants for two businesses. Our partners at Kicks 96 report the funding will help keep nearly four dozen employees of Pennsylvania-based Matthews International Corp. in Richmond and bolster Ohio-based Sugar Creek Packing Co.'s hiring plans in Cambridge City.

 

Six Cities Hope for 2018 Super Bowl

The National Football League says six cities, including Indianapolis, have applied to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The league is expected to announce the finalists this afternoon and those cities will be asked to formally bid for the game.

 

Springleaf, Stonegate Ready For IPOs

Two Hoosier businesses are set for upcoming initial public offerings. Indianapolis-based Stonegate Mortgage Corp. is poised to go public on the New York Stock Exchange this week and Springleaf Holdings Inc. in Evansville has set terms for its IPO.

 

Henry to Announce Deputy Mayor Choice

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is planning a key administration announcement this afternoon. He will name his selection for a new deputy mayor.

 

Purdue Research Spotlights 'Shale Boom' Benefits

A Purdue University energy economist says a boost in production of shale oil and gas is a "game changer" for the U.S. economy. Wally Tyner says new research from the school shows the growth could increase the nation's Gross Domestic Product by an average of 3.5 percent each year through 2035.

 

Design Firm Begins Ownership Transition

Indianapolis-based CSO Architects is beginning the process of an ownership change. The company says Principal Dan Moriarity will transition his operational leadership over the next two years and his ownership stake over the next 10 years.

 

Bethel to Dedicate Media Center

Bethel College in Mishawaka will cut the ribbon this week on a student media center. The school says the facility is part of a $225,000 investment that also includes a new learning commons area.

 

IU Lands Justice Institute Funding

Researchers with two Indiana University departments have been awarded a more than $760,000 grant. The funding from the National Institute of Justice will support the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Maurer School of Law as they study the effectiveness of family mediation in cases of intimate-partner violence.

 

Study Touts Reverse Credit Transfer Program

The Indiana Institute for Working Families says implementing a "reverse credit transfer" program would boost the state's work force and competitiveness. A new report from the organization suggests students who transfer community colleges to four-year schools often don't complete their degrees, and end up working in low-wage jobs.

 

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