Gov. Mike Pence has appointed a Special Assistant for Workforce Innovation and Reform. Jaclyn Dowd will be in charge of leading the Indiana Works Councils and Indiana Career Council.
Johnson County Plans For Economic Future
The Johnson County Development Corp. has launched an initiative designed to strengthen the area's economy and quality of life. Organizers say "Aspire Johnson County" will focus on goals including bringing in diverse businesses and promoting the county as a desirable place to live.
Company Wraps up Indiana Relocation
A bioplastics company says it has completed the relocation of its headquarters from California to Seymour. Cereplast Inc. says the move is part of a restructuring that is expected to save up to $800,000 annually.
Tiller Among Purdue Hall Inductees
Purdue University has announced its Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame inductees for 2013. The list includes former Head Football Coach Joe Tiller and other standouts in football, basketball and track and field.
Investigation Focuses on Grain Dust
Local, state and federal investigators are continuing to piece together the cause of yesterday's grain elevator explosion in LaPorte County. Avon-based Co-Alliance LLP, which owns the Union Mills operation, is calling the death of James Swank "a profound loss." Our partners at Fox 28 in South Bend report this type of investigation is rare for local authorities.
Indy Company Sold to L.A. Equity Firm
The major shareholder of Indianapolis-based United States Infrastructure Corp. is selling its stake in the company. OMERS Private Equity in Toronto has agreed to sell its majority interest to Los Angeles-based Leonard Green Partners LP.
IPFW Launching Online Nursing Degree
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will begin an online nursing degree in the fall. The school says the program is designed for registered nurses with an associate's degree who want to earn a bachelor's degree.
DOD Awards Contracts to Hoosier Companies
Four companies in Indiana have been awarded U.S. military contracts. The deals involve businesses in Terre Haute, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis and range from around $7 million to nearly $80 million.
Charter Network Lands Funding For Expansion
The Tindley Charter Network in Indianapolis has secured $250,000 to help fund major expansion plans for its all-girls middle school. Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust says its donation will allow the network to double the number of students served at Tindley Collegiate.
Developer Secures Mishawaka Commission Approval
The Mishawaka Redevelopment Commission has approved a $15 million housing complex proposal. The South Bend Tribune reports Barack Group USA LLC, which is based in St. Joseph County, is looking to build a three-to-six story building for "middle income and up" residents.
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