Inside INdiana Business

2013-03-07T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
March 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Farmland values continue to rise

A Purdue University survey shows last summer's severe drought did not stop Indiana farmland values from increasing. The research indicates values went up approximately 13 percent over the past year. Purdue Extension Agricultural Economist Craig Dobbins said low interest rates and "significantly high" production and profit levels are driving values up. He said the trend will likely continue in the short term, but is "a little less optimistic" about long-term growth.

 

Hoosier companies on 'most ethical' list

A New York corporate responsibility think-tank has named three Indiana-based companies to its 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies list. The organization says more than 140 businesses were chosen because they translate their "words into action."

 

Bank: Indiana experiencing 'sturdy' growth

The most recent report from BMO Capital Markets shows the Indiana economy is experiencing "sturdy" growth and a "healthy" labor market boosted by the auto sector. It also said despite a soft housing market, home prices appear to have stabilized.

 

College radio station dubbed nation's best

Goshen College's student radio station has received a top honor from a national organization. The New York-based Intercollegiate Broadcasting System has named WGCS 91.1 its 2013 Best Overall Radio Station in the Nation.

 

Telemundo coming to central Indiana

Radio One Inc. in Indianapolis is set to launch the only Spanish-language television station in the market. Telemundo programming will begin broadcasting next week on WDNI.

 

Law school to examine financial crisis

National business, academic and government leaders will speak during next month's Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law symposium on the financial crisis. Former Sen. Evan Bayh will deliver the keynote address.

 

Foellinger Foundation funding focuses on youth

The Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million to Allen County nonprofits. The organization says most of the grants focus on youth development programs.

 

Noted economists to take part in Indy discussion

Butler University said it is bringing in five high-profile economists to examine the relationship among capitalism, government and society. They will be speaking during an April event in Indianapolis.

 

IU Kelley partners with CFA Institute

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has entered into a partnership with the CFA Institute. The school says the deal will help certify students looking to become Chartered Financial Analysts.

 

Indy IT training program to end

Marion County's work force development organization said a service allowing unemployed and dislocated workers to access information technology training will end this summer. EmployIndy says the PriorITize program has helped more than 200 people pay for training and find jobs since it began in 2010.

 

Steel Dynamics fills new development position

Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. has created a new executive position to focus on product development and innovation. John Nolan has been named vice president-product development.

 

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