INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana companies converge on BIO

2013-04-22T11:45:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana companies converge on BIOGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
April 22, 2013 11:45 am  • 

Indiana's life sciences sector will be on a global stage at this week's International Biotechnology Organization Convention. Many companies and research institutions from the state are in Chicago for the biotech industry's largest global event. Indiana Health Industry Forum Chief Executive Officer Kristin Jones says it's a chance to promote the state, compare notes with other areas and potentially put together business deals. Jones tells Inside INdiana Business the conference gives Hoosier companies a chance to closely monitor biotech activities in other areas.

 

Casino Bill Among 'Extremely Difficult' Issues

Some hotly-debated issues may not be resolved before the end of this year's legislative session. In this week's INside The Statehouse segment, Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says a bill concerning casino tax revenue is one of "the most uncertain" proposals remaining. The bill would reduce the amount of casino tax revenue received by local governments and allow the state's riverboats to move inland.

 

Angie's List Hits Subscriber Milestone

Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. says it now has more than two million paid household subscribers. The online consumer review company hit the milestone Sunday, roughly 18 months after reaching the 1 million subscriber mark.

 

Indiana High Schools Among 'Most Challenging'

Several Hoosier high schools have been included on a national publication's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools. The Washington Post ranks the schools based on a formula including Advanced Placement test participation.

 

Indiana Projects Receive Attention

Ten Indiana projects have made the Engineering News-Record Midwest list of the top project starts of 2012. The Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing tops the list. Initiatives in St. John's, Indianapolis, Whiting and Valparaiso are among the other construction projects highlighted by the publication.

 

Construction Starts on Major Museum Project

Construction on a major new exhibit at Science Central in Fort Wayne officially begins. The Science On a Sphere attraction is an animated global display featuring information ranging from economic development to weather patterns.

 

Lilly Endowment Announces Summer Program Funding

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced more than $2 million for 180 summer youth programs and related projects in Marion County. The organization says the Summer Youth Program Fund is a collaboration with 10 other groups and focuses mostly on youth in low-income neighborhoods.

 

Salem Company Wins INDOT Contract

A Washington County-based company has signed a more than $1.3 million contract with the Indiana Department of Transportation. The deal with Temple & Temple Excavating & Paving Inc. involves reconstructing a portion of a state road in Scott County.

 

Ball State Approves Software Engineering Masters

Ball State University will offer a master of science in software engineering. President Jo Ann Gora says it will help create an employee pipeline for the state's growing software-intensive businesses. The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved the program over the weekend.

 

WorkOne to Host Youth Job Fair

WorkOne will hold a youth job fair Wednesday in Elkhart. The organization says while the event is open to the public, there will be an emphasis placed on job-seekers in their late teens and early 20s.

 

IPFW to Hold New Tech Showcase

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will host a New Tech Showcase Wednesday. The event will feature dozens of projects by teams of high school students looking to envision "tomorrow's technologies."

 

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