Inside INdiana Business

2014-01-02T16:26:00Z 2014-01-02T16:57:10Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
January 02, 2014 4:26 pm  • 

Daniels aims for more accurate college rankings

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is discussing further details of the school's partnership with Gallup Inc. He says the effort will result in a new and more accurate measurement of colleges and universities based on graduate career engagement, earnings and performance. The Gallup-Purdue Index would allow schools to decide if they want to participate, and would not rank them against each other. The rankings will also take factors such as student loan debt and entrepreneurship into account.

GEICO ahead of hiring pace

Executives with the new GEICO corporate center in Carmel say the insurer has reached a major hiring milestone ahead of schedule. The company has hired 400 workers since opening the office in July and still expects to employ 1,600 by 2016.

Amazon tax collection underway

Hoosiers making purchases through Amazon.com Inc. are now being charged state sales tax. The collections began Wednesday under a 2012 deal struck with former Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Colts still facing blackout

The possibility of a local television blackout remains for this weekend's Indianapolis Colts playoff game. A spokesman for the team tells Inside INdiana Business 4,500 tickets are available for Saturday's matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Atlas releases migration study

A new report from Evansville-based Atlas Van Lines Inc. suggests an increase in relocations throughout the country, compared to 2012. Chief Operating Officer Jack Griffin says the 2013 Migration Patterns study suggests an "improving" economy. The results show Indiana is once again considered an outbound state.

Law firm completes merger

A law firm with a major central Indiana presence has completed a merger. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP says the deal with Illinois-based Shefsky & Froelich will "significantly expand" the Chicago office's intellectual property capacity.

Ivy Tech moving in Tipton

Ivy Tech Community College has secured a deal for a new location in Tipton. A lease has been approved by the county commissioners, which will see Ivy Tech move into a previous administrative building for the Tipton Community School Corp.

Entrepreneurship event coming to ISU

A 54-hour event designed to demonstrate the fundamentals of starting a business is set for this month in Terre Haute. Startup Weekend Wabash Valley will feature workshops, networking opportunities and entrepreneurship presentations.

LaGrange County park grows

A LaGrange County park has been expanded by nearly 50 percent. The Dallas Lake Park land purchase was funded by the Bicentennial Nature Trust, the Indiana Heritage Trust and the LaGrange County Community Foundation.

Morgan County EDC selects development exec

The Morgan County Economic Development Corp. has named Lindsay Beckman director of business development. She most recently served as international trade program manager for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

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