INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Logistics Council unveils 'bold' strategic plan

2014-06-17T13:11:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Logistics Council unveils 'bold' strategic planGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
June 17, 2014 1:11 pm  • 

A new strategic plan from the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council is highlighting several objectives designed to strengthen the state's position as a logistics leader. The organization's second strategic plan in the last four years emphasizes positioning Indiana at the forefront of the automated vehicle technology sector. It also calls for improving public, private and education relationships relating to technical skills training, which would increase the number of qualified logistics workers.

Interactive Intelligence Details Expansion

Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. is seeking tax abatement on a massive headquarters expansion that could add 430 jobs. The more than $20 million investment is also expected to help retain 970 workers at the company's headquarters.

Cummins Breaks Ground on $70 Million Center

Construction is underway on a $70 million Cummins Inc. global technical center in Seymour. The operation will accommodate more than 600 of the Columbus-based company's high-horsepower engine business employees.

Airline Expands Fort Wayne Offerings

Delta Air Lines Inc. is expanding flight offerings from Fort Wayne International Airport to Atlanta. The carrier says it will use larger aircraft for the service and add an additional flight in the fall.

New Life Planned For Empty Train Depot

A former railroad depot in Richmond is lining up tenants after sitting vacant for more than 40 years. The Palladium-Item reports plans include a restaurant and brew pub, a banquet hall and a home decor shop to open in the more than century-old building by the end of the year.\

Asia Mission Explores Agricultural Opportunities

A trade delegation to Asia is gathering information about how to increase the global competitiveness of Indiana's agricultural sector. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann is leading the trade mission. She has already met with officials from the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries along with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services office in Tokyo.

Unionized Vectren Workers Approve Labor Deal

Unionized workers have ratified a labor agreement with a subsidiary of Evansville-based Vectren Corp. Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-North says the deal comes months ahead of the December expiration date for the existing agreement.

RepuCare Acquires Spectrum Health

RepuCare OnSite has acquired another Indianapolis health provider. Chief Executive Officer Gerry Erb says the deal for Spectrum Health Systems will result in a broader scope of wellness and clinic services.

Notre Dame, German University Sign MOU

The University of Notre Dame has signed a memorandum of understanding with a German institution. The agreement with Heidelberg University involves research and academic exchanges.

Evansville Announces Arts District Incentives

The Evansville Brownfields Corp. and the city have announced incentives to boost the community's growing arts district. They involve renovation of historic apartment buildings, demolition of a former drug store to make way for commercial and residential space and the sale of three building sites.

Apprentice Fair Set For Fort Wayne

About a dozen organizations are set to take part in an Apprentice Fair next week in Fort Wayne. The apprentice programs involved are in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.

Voting to Select Signature Fair Food

A public vote is set to begin next week to help decide the Signature Food for this year's Indiana State Fair. The dish will reflect the fair's "Year of the Coliseum" theme.

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