INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: McCorkle targets future, prepares for CEO role

2014-06-06T12:25:00Z 2014-06-06T18:40:06Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: McCorkle targets future, prepares for CEO roleGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
June 06, 2014 12:25 pm  • 

The incoming chief executive officer at ExactTarget Inc. is stressing the company remains committed to Indianapolis, while touting the benefits of the central Indiana work force. Scott McCorkle will take over this summer from Scott Dorsey, who has decided to leave the company, although he will remain an ExactTarget Foundation director. McCorkle currently serves as chief operating officer and wants to maintain the "energy and spirit" that has been built over the years.

May State Revenues Beat Estimates

State revenues for May are $11.5 million above the forecast issued in December. The State Budget Agency says with one month to go in the fiscal year, total general fund revenues are roughly $50 million below forecast.

Ballard Outlines RebuildIndy 2

A revised infrastructure improvement plan for Indianapolis will be presented this month to city-county council members. The mayor's office says the initiative proposes $300 million in improvements, down from $350 million.

Indiana Companies Among Nation's 'Greenest'

A national publication has placed several Indiana employers on its 2014 list of America's Greenest Companies. Newsweek bases the rankings on corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Hicks: Economy Possibly Growing at a 'Snail's Pace'

An economist at Ball State University believes the national employment report for May is an indication the economy is barely growing. Mike Hicks says the numbers suggest the country will experience little or no economic expansion this summer. The U.S. Labor Department reports the national unemployment rate was 6.3 percent for May, unchanged from the previous month.

IPS Names Teacher of The Year

Indianapolis Public Schools has named Tina Ahlgren its 2014 Teacher of the Year. The Shortridge Magnet High School math teacher will now be in consideration for Indiana's Teacher of the Year Award.

All-America Honors Set For Next Week

The city of Columbus will learn next week if will be named one of 10 2014 All-America Cities. The Bartholomew County community is one of 23 finalists for the National Civic League award.

Dozens Receive Commission, Board Appointments

Governor Mike Pence has named nearly five dozen appointees to various boards and commissions. They include the commission on aging, minority and women business enterprises and a reappointment to the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Thor Reports Profit Increase

Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is reporting fiscal third quarter net income of $55.1 million, compared to $43.8 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Bob Martin says the "continuing strength" of the company's dealers and consumers helped offset weather and production challenges.

Speedway Dedicates Trail Corridor

Governor Mike Pence is continuing efforts to spotlight trail systems in Indiana. Pence helped dedicate the Speedway Trail Corridor today before declaring Saturday Trails Day in the state.

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