A study commissioned by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development suggests travel, tourism and hospitality had a more than $10 billion impact on the state's economy in 2012. The research, conducted by Pennsylvania-based Rockport Analytics Inc., also indicates the sector is tied to nearly 140,000 Hoosier jobs.
White House Officials Coming to Carmel
Two Obama administration officials will join Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard Thursday to discuss local efforts to combat climate change. The mayor is a part of the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Recycler Expansion Clears Hurdle
The Auburn Common Council has given initial tax abatement approval to a metal recycler looking to occupy a former Alcoa plant in the city. KPCNews says the council okayed multi-year tax phase-ins for MetalX LLC on nearly $9 million in building improvements and equipment.
Grant to Fund IU Concussion Research
A team of Indiana University researchers has received a nearly $430,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study traumatic brain injury in college and high school athletes. The group is looking to develop a portable eye tracker that could be used to detect such injuries.
Arts Commission OKs Educational Grants
The Indiana Arts Commission has approved several grants for Hoosier schools and teachers. The Arts In Education initiative involves classroom projects planned for 2014.
AT&T Turns on 4G LTE in Terre Haute
AT&T Inc. has expanded 4G LTE coverage in another Indiana city. The company says it has turned on the high-speed wireless technology in Terre Haute.
CTS to Offer Additional Component Line
Elkhart-based CTS Electronic Components Inc. is adding more products to its portfolio. The new line of semiconductors is expected to be available early next year.
USF Taps State Rep. For Board
The University of Saint Francis has named Rebecca Kubacki to its board of trustees. She has served as a state representative since 2010.
Rose-Hulman Selects Development Exec
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Everald Clarke director of professional and organizational development. He most recently served as assistant director of administrative services for the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University.
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