INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Is Water an Indiana Advantage?

2014-06-11T15:14:00Z 2014-06-11T16:58:14Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Is Water an Indiana Advantage?Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 11, 2014 3:14 pm  • 

Water is becoming an even bigger issue for businesses. A study from the public affairs firm VOX Global suggests access to the resource is a rising concern with chief executive officers around the world. Partner Tony Calandro says the issue could prompt more employers to locate in Indiana because of an abundant supply. He also forecasts increased competition for infrastructure improvement funding among the water, transportation and education sectors.

Former Riley CEO Joins Lilly

A prominent health care executive is taking a leadership role at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). Former Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Chief Executive Officer Ora Pescovitz will join Lilly in October as a senior vice president. Read More

Photography Supply Business Growing

Indianapolis-based Roberts Camera is planning to create nearly three dozen jobs by 2018 as part of an expansion. The more than 50 year-old company is looking to invest $2.5 million into the project, which includes moving from its long-time downtown location.

Hilton OKs Evansville Hotel Franchise Agreement

The developer of a more than $70 million downtown convention hotel has secured verbal approval to move forward with the Hilton DoubleTree brand. A spokeswoman with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke's office says Missouri-based HCW Evansville Development Inc. is expected to receive final paperwork from Hilton next week.

West Lafayette Charter School Could Close

A West Lafayette public charter school says low enrollment could force it to close. WLFI-TV in West Lafayette reports Beacon Academy will host a public meeting tonight in hopes of raising awareness of the school's offerings.

Ellspermann to Lead Trip to Asia

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will lead an agricultural trade mission beginning this weekend in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The trip will include meetings with government officials, trade associations and a research university.

Fort Wayne to Detail Development Projects

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will provide details this afternoon on the city's plans for $33 million in federal redevelopment funding. The money is part of $3.5 billion being distributed nationally through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

IU Part of Education Tech Partnership

Indiana University is joining three other schools in launching an education technology consortium. Unizin will focus on developing a common infrastructure for universities to store and share educational content.

Delta Faucet Names New President

Carmel-based Delta Faucet Co. has named Jai Shah president. He has been with Michigan-based parent company Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) since 2003, most recently as vice president-chief human resource officer.

Superintendents Association Selects President

Robert Taylor has been named president of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. He serves as superintendent of Lebanon Community School Corp.

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