INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: River Ridge planning millions in upgrades

2014-03-18T12:12:00Z 2014-03-18T15:57:33Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: River Ridge planning millions in upgradesGerry Dick Inside INdiana Business
March 18, 2014 12:12 pm  • 

The River Ridge Development Authority has approved issuing $20 million in bonds to fund a new phase of growth. The largest portion will help pay for a $22.5 million road project connecting the River Ridge Commerce Center to the Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville. River Ridge Development Authority Marketing and Finance Director Paul Wheatley says the heavy-haul road will open approximately 2,500 acres for immediate development potential.

RV Company Looking For Hundreds of Workers

An RV manufacturer is looking to hire hundreds of production workers in the Goshen area. The company will hold a hiring event tomorrow in hopes of filling approximately 300 positions. WorkOne says it is handling the hiring, but is not yet revealing the name of the manufacturer.

Manufacturer Planning to Add Employees

An auto industry supplier in northeast Indiana is planning to hold two hiring events. Guardian Automotive Products Inc. in Ligonier is looking to add 50 production workers.

Expansions Earn National Recognition

A national trade publication is recognizing expansions in Tippecanoe, Howard and Tipton counties on a list of 2013's top economic development projects. Trade & Industry Development magazine says the auto industry projects are among its Corporate Investment and Community Impact Award winners.

IU Among 'Most Valuable' Basketball Programs

Indiana University men's basketball is on a list of the country's most valuable programs. Forbes ranks the schools based on money generated for athletic departments, academic programming and conferences.

Grissom Prepares For Runway Repairs

Leaders at the Grissom Air Reserve Base leaders say they are working with Miami County officials to lessen the impact of a runway repair project. The $3.2 million initiative is expected to close the runway for 45 days.

Board Chairman to Leave Angie's List

Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. Board of Directors Chairman Keith Krach has announced plans to retire from the position in May. He has been in the role since 2011. Krach currently serves as chief executive officer of California-based DocuSign Inc.

Companies Receive Corporate College Partner Awards

Businesses are being honored by Ivy Tech Corporate College for their commitment to work force development and training initiatives. Seven companies, including Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Berry Plastics Group Inc. in Evansville, have received Corporate College Partner Awards.

Purdue Ag Touts Bump in Scholarship Donations

The Purdue University College of Agriculture reports donations for scholarships were around four times higher from July 2012 to June 2013, compared to a typical one-year period. Officials say the college took in $9 million from donors.

Students to be Part of March Madness Coverage

Nearly two dozen Ball State University students will contribute to national multimedia coverage of the upcoming NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Ball State University's Sports link program will again be providing content for a Turner Sports March Madness social media app. Read More

Indiana Planning Analytics Tool

The state of Indiana is developing a data analytics tool. The Management and Performance Hub will be designed to increase efficiency on issues involving multiple agencies such as economic development and public safety.

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