The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is making significant progress toward reaching its $50 million target to fund initial operations. Those efforts have received a boost through a $10 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. State lawmakers have earmarked $25 million to help launch the institute.
'American-Made Index' Includes Hoosier Auto Ties
A national automotive website's annual list of the top models built and bought in the country features two from Indiana. The Cars.com American-Made Index considered factors including where parts originate, location of assembly and sales.
Report: Furloughs to Kick in at Crane
Unionized workers at two military operations in southwest Indiana are expected to be furloughed one day per week beginning next month. The Dubois County Herald reports the reductions are a result of federally-mandated sequestration cuts and will involve employees at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Support Activity Crane.
Brickyard 400 to Honor Marine
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the honoree for this year's Brickyard 400. The Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard will recognize the retired U.S. Marine who was severely injured in Iraq while saving others from an improvised explosive device.
Massive Cave Attraction Set to Open
Harrison County officials are planning to cut the ribbon on what's billed as Indiana's longest cave. Tours of Indiana Caverns are set to begin in mid-July. During an interview last month on Inside INdiana Business Television, President Gary Roberson said the attraction will bring in visitors from throughout Indiana and the Midwest.
TrendyMinds Continues to Grow
Indianapolis-based TrendyMinds Inc. has purchased another building in downtown Indianapolis. The marketing communications agency says it will spend $1 million to purchase and equip the building for use as a video production studio and event space.
Purdue Aims to Upgrade Stadium End Zone
Purdue University is moving forward with plans to renovate seating in one of the end zones at Ross-Ade Stadium. GoldandBlack.com reports Athletic Director Morgan Burke has reviewed three concepts from HNTB Corp. and is seeking more details on one of those plans.
Thousands of Shriners Coming to Indianapolis
Organizers of the Shriners International Annual Imperial Session gathering are expecting more than 15,000 attendees to pump around $6 million into the central Indiana economy. It begins Sunday and will feature five days of events at the Indiana Convention Center and Old National Centre.
Soccer Stadium Project Begins in Evansville
Work is underway on a multi-million dollar initiative to construct a new soccer stadium and add parking at an Evansville school. The Courier & Press reports the project at Reitz Memorial High School involves the purchase and demolition of around 30 residential properties.
IU East to Launch Richmond Art Gallery
Indiana University East is set to open an art gallery in a downtown Richmond building. Plans for the space include individual studios, a classroom and room for use by potential community partners.
Library Launches Strategic Planning Process
The Indianapolis Public Library is seeking public input during a six-month strategic planning process. The effort aims to outline the library's role in the community between 2015-2020.
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