INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Michigan City Ramping Up Search For Economic Leader

2013-07-30T12:57:00Z 2013-07-30T15:55:08Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Michigan City Ramping Up Search For Economic LeaderGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
July 30, 2013 12:57 pm  • 

The Economic Development Corp. Michigan City, Indiana says it is looking to fill its executive director position as soon as possible. Board Chairman Chuck Compton says the organization will continue to implement its strategic and downtown action plans in the interim.

 

New Med School Aims to Fill Doctor Deficit

The dean of the state's second medical school says the program will help fill a "very real" physician shortage in the state. Paul Evans says the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will open next week, should eventually graduate around 150 students per year. He says Indiana University research estimates the state will need 5,000 additional doctors by 2025. He tells Inside INdiana Business the biggest determining factor in where a physicians practice is the location of their residency.

 

Glass Manufacturer Details Impact of Relocation

A manufacturer that relocated a line from Kentucky to Vincennes says the move has added more than 100 jobs in the area. Tennessee-based SCHOTT Gemtron Corp. announced plans last year to double production at its Knox County refrigerator display glass operation.

 

Renewable Energy Facility Coming to White County

A Monticello-based company has announced plans to build a renewable energy facility in the White County city. Waste No Energy LLC says the plant will collect hundreds of tons of manure and organic food waste every day and generate more than 8 million kilowatts of electricity each year.

 

PGA Makes French Lick Stop Official

The French Lick Resort is set to host its fourth major PGA event. The tour has officially announced the 2015 Senior PGA Championship will be held at the resort's Pete Dye Course. The organization expects more than 150 golfers to take part in the event.

 

State Senator Inducted Into Hall of Fame

An Indiana state senator has been inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Dennis Kruse (R-14) started in the industry in 1964 and is also a member of the Indiana Auctioneers Hall of Fame.

 

Council Approves $33.5 Million For Redevelopment

The city-county council in Indianapolis has approved $33.5 million to help fund a major redevelopment project in a well-known cultural district. The bonds will go toward a $43 million, 235-apartment complex on Mass Ave.

 

Indy-Area Technology Part of Major Contract

Rolls-Royce says it has landed a nearly $200 million contract with Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney. The deal involves Rolls-Royce's LiftSystem technology, which is produced in the Indianapolis area.

 

Pence Plans to Pull-Out of Multi-State Test

Governor Mike Pence intends to break off the state's involvement with a national organization that is developing a multi-state standardized test. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz must also agree to withdraw from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to complete the move.

 

Fever Coach Earns Spot in Hall of Fame

Indiana Fever Head Coach Lin Dunn has been selected for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. She is in her 6th season with the WNBA franchise and previously spent nine seasons leading the Purdue University women's basketball team.

 

Grant to Fund Mobile Medical Platform

The Indiana University School of Medicine has received a grant from the Minnesota-based Medtronic Foundation to develop a mobile platform to help in the treatment of disease in areas with limited medical resources. The technology will provide information, alerts and consultation services for issues such as diabetes and hypertension.

 

Celadon Reports Lower Earnings

Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) is reporting a fiscal fourth quarter profit of $7.2 million, compared to $9 million for the same period the previous year. Despite the decrease, Chief Executive Officer Paul Will credits expanded recruiting efforts and a recently-established training school for a quarterly boost in several operating metrics.

 

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