Gov. Mike Pence says his administration will emphasize the importance of "homegrown" businesses and talent to drive the state economy in 2014. He is calling on leaders in the private sector to help draw native Hoosiers that have started companies elsewhere back to the state. During an interview that aired this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Pence discussed a proposed talent-attraction fund designed to boost those efforts.
Notre Dame Details Hiring Plans
The University of Notre Dame is looking to add 80 faculty positions. The $10 million hiring initiative is part of a larger strategic effort and includes new staff in 10 campus-wide research areas.
More Employers Oppose Marriage Amendment
A coalition opposing a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would further define marriage has added more employers. Freedom Indiana says companies including Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Co. and Fort Wayne Metals have joined the organization.
Fighting Irish Among Nation's 'Most Valuable'
The University of Notre Dame's football program is ranked second on a national list of College Football's Most Valuable Teams of 2013. Forbes reports the value of the Fighting Irish has increased compared to last year.
Chamber Files Supreme Court Brief
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has joined other business organizations in filing a legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning federal greenhouse gas regulations. The document was filed by organizations from more than 30 states.
Indy Manufacturer Makes Acquisition
Indianapolis-based Polymer Technology Systems Inc. has expanded its diabetes testing portfolio. The healthcare diagnostics manufacturer says it has acquired the A1CNow line from California-based Bayer Diabetes Care.
Pence Authorizes Bonuses
Gov. Mike Pence has approved one-time bonuses for state workers who meet or exceed performance expectations. Employee reviews will be conducted next month.
Ivy Tech Chancellor Earns Promotion
The chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College's Columbus/Franklin region has been promoted. John Hogan is the statewide school's new associate vice president for student affairs and placement.
IU East Adds Degree
Indiana University East has announced its fifth graduate degree program. The Master of Arts in English is set to begin in the fall 2014 semester.
Kimball Names CIO
Japser-based Kimball International Inc. has named Lonnie Nicholson vice president and chief information officer. He had been serving as the company's vice president of business analytics.
Lilly Insulin Product Moves Forward
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. says a new drug application filing for an insulin product to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The treatment is being developed with Boehringer Ingelheim.
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