Gov. Mike Pence believes Indiana's tax structure is a key element in attracting major national and international employers. He says lower taxes were important in convincing Geico to establish a large operations center in Carmel that could eventually employ up to 1,600. Pence attended a ribbon cutting today along with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett. Pence tells Inside INdiana Business he's open to further reductions, following this year's passage of what he describes as the largest tax cut in state history.
Virginia Company Acquires Indiana Solar Farms
Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. has purchased three central Indiana solar farms. The former Minnesota-based Sunrise Energy Ventures LLC projects are under a 15-year power purchase agreement with Indianapolis Power & Light Co. They're expected to be in service by the end of the year.
Whitley County Tech Company Scores Patents
A northern Indiana medical software company has been awarded patents for its Radio Frequency Identification technology. Columbia City-based Solstice Medical LLC now owns a total of seven U.S. and international patents.
Rural Program Lands USDA Grant
A Jasper-based initiative has been awarded $250,000 to provide low-interest development loans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development money will help Dubois Strong offer financing for rural business.
Blackhawks to Train at Notre Dame
The defending Stanley Cup champions are planning to open training camp in September at the University of Notre Dame. The National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks will hold four days of practices at the Compton Family Ice Arena on the South Bend campus.
Military Members Focus of Job Fair
Indiana and Kentucky are teaming up on a veterans job fair involving contractors for the Ohio River Bridges Project. The event is set for tomorrow in New Albany and will focus on unemployed veterans and underemployed members of the National Guard and Reserves.
Purdue Names Board Chairman
Members of the Purdue University Board of Trustees have selected Thomas Spurgeon the panel's new chairman. The trustees have also approved changes to the university's medical plan.
UE Students Helping to Launch Medical Facility
A group of University of Evansville students will spend the next two weeks in the Dominican Republic helping to develop plans for a new medical facility. The summer course is a partnership with the nonprofit organization G.O. Ministries.
Investors Acquire Hamilton County Nonprofit
A Carmel-based nonprofit clinical research organization has been purchased by three investors. Metrics Champion Consortium LLC's network includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device providers.
IPFW Hosting Taiwanese Students
More than two dozen students from Taiwan are at IPFW this week for a leadership workshop. The delegation from National Cheng Kung University will participate in panel discussions as well as community and industry tours.
Choices Names New CEO
An Indianapolis-based organization that coordinates care for youth in the juvenile justice, child welfare, special education and mental health systems has a new leader. Michael Goldberg has been named chief executive officer of Choices Inc.
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