Inside INdiana Business

2013-08-05T12:21:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist
August 05, 2013 12:21 pm  • 

Manufacturers team with Ivy Tech

The Indiana Manufacturers Association and Ivy Tech Corporate College have launched an initiative aimed at bridging the gap between education and industry needs. The Indiana Manufacturers Skills Academy consists of online technical training in areas including lean manufacturing, structural engineering and automation. Association Vice President Brian Burton believes businesses throughout the state can see "almost immediate" results from the program because some courses can be completed in days.  He says manufacturers characterize the skills gap as the most important issue facing the sector.


Evansville reaches final agreement on hotel

The city of Evansville has reached a final agreement with a Missouri company to develop a $70 million downtown hotel complex. Our partners at WTVW report the agreement with HCW Development LLC still needs approval from Evansville's city council and redevelopment commission.


Fort Wayne selects river study consultant team

A global urban planning firm will lead a downtown riverfront development study in Fort Wayne. SWA Group is heading a team that includes Fort Wayne-based MKM Architecture + Design. The $500,000 study is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.



Hoosier entrepreneur to appear on national show

An Indianapolis baker is set to appear next week on a nationally televised food entrepreneur show. Tekisha Collins will pitch her "Smoogy" frozen cookies to a panel of experts on Lifetime's "Supermarket Superstars." Contestants will vie for a nationwide distribution deal.


Counties set for road funding to kick in

Local governments will be receiving their share of tens of millions of dollars in state road funding this month. The Association of Indiana Counties estimates nearly $130 million dollars has been allocated by the state for county road projects over the next two fiscal years.


State seeking input on $670M energy plans

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is holding public hearings this month regarding two Indianapolis Power and Light Co. proposals totaling nearly $670 million. One plan calls for building a new Morgan County natural gas plant and the other involves converting a pair of coal-fired units at a Marion County facility to natural gas.


Partnership looks to reduce hospital readmissions

The Indiana Health Information Exchange Inc. is working with a California company to develop software aimed at reducing preventable return trips to hospitals. The deal involves working with Predixion on technology that analyzes potential patient risks and leads to proactive interventions.


Dozens of employers to take part in job fair

The annual Central Indiana Job Fair is set for tomorrow at Ivy Tech Corporate College in Indianapolis. Nearly 60 employers are slated to participate.


Accuride sells Imperial Group

Evansville-based Accuride Corp. says the sale of a business unit is a key part of its strategy to become a global wheel end systems provider. The Imperial Group has been acquired by Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., which was recently formed by Chicago-headquartered Wynnchurch Capital.



Interactive Intelligence, WGU Indiana partner

WGU Indiana has signed a deal with Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.. The partnership involves a tuition discount for the software company's employees.

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