INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Grand Weekend For Grand Park

2014-06-20T12:31:00Z 2014-06-20T18:30:09Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Grand Weekend For Grand ParkGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 20, 2014 12:31 pm  • 

Westfield Mayor Andy Cook says the new Grand Park sports complex is creating a "unique and profitable environment" for business. The city is hosting grand opening activities for the $45 million venue this weekend. Cook says early events at the park have drawn about 400,000 visitors from throughout the country. He says that has led to considerable interest from businesses looking to move into the area, playing into the city's goal of diversifying its tax base.

Groundbreaking Set For Distributor's HQ

Officials will break ground Monday on another large distribution operation in Plainfield. Hanzo Logistics is planning a new $17 million headquarters.

Purdue, Notre Dame Land Federal Grants

Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have secured multi-million dollar grants to support energy technology initiatives. The funding is part of a four-year, $100 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative.

BIO Honors Pence

Governor Mike Pence has been named Governor of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The announcement is in advance of BIO's 2014 convention next week in San Diego. The organization says it chose Pence for his commitment to strengthen the biotech and health sectors in Indiana.

Hoosier Developer to Break Ground in Louisville

Indianapolis-based Cityscape Residential LLC is slated to begin construction Monday on a $30 million development in Louisville. The company expects the Apex on Preston Apartments to be complete by early 2016.

IND AeroVision Outlining Progress, Goals

A partnership focusing on economic development in the communities surrounding Indianapolis International Airport is celebrating its members' accomplishments. IND AeroVision, which consists of representatives from 10 governmental entities, was formed just over a year ago and is hosting an event today to outline future efforts.

Purdue Offering M-STEM Grants

Purdue University's M-STEM3 program is offering grants for elementary and secondary teachers. The funding will support educator efforts to use auto racing to teach science, technology, engineering and math.

Michigan Factory to Hold Indiana Job Fair

WorkOne is teaming with Lyons Industries Inc., a bathroom and shower component manufacturer, to fill several jobs at a Michigan factory. The company hopes to hire production and maintenance tech workers during a hiring event next week in South Bend.

Project to Provide Fiscal Health 'Benchmarks'

A new resource designed to make information about the fiscal health of state and local governments more accessible for policymakers is now available. "Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments" from Indiana University will create indicators from data on spending, revenue and debt.

Warsaw Organization Rebranding

The Warsaw Community Development Corp. says new branding will help it keep up with cultural and social media trends. The organization has unveiled a new logo and website.

Leading Index Inches Higher

The Leading Index for Indiana has posted a slight increase this month, compared to May. The Indiana Business Research Center says gains were reported in each sector used to compile the index. However, IBRC Research Director Tim Slaper says home building "is still in the doldrums."

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