Inside INdiana Business

2013-06-01T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
June 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Massive Delaware County wind farm project stalls

A proposal to erect more than $100 million in wind turbines in Delaware County has hit a major snag. Mike Jones, a county councilman who serves on the tax abatement committee, says E.ON Climate & Renewables' plan to build up to 30 turbines is on hold. He says the company has pulled its tax abatement request pending further study by the county. Jones says E.ON indicated it would not move forward with the project without the break, and that he doesn't believe the proposal is dead.

 

Ball State considers tuition hike

Ball State University trustees will meet next week to discuss a proposed tuition increase. A university spokeswoman confirms the plan calls for a 2 percent hike in tuition and fees during each of the next two school years.

 

Abatement requests outline new Indy projects

The Metropolitan Development Commission in Indianapolis is scheduled to consider tax abatement requests next week on two major projects. A division of FedEx plans to build a $34 million distribution center and a unit of Mainstreet Property Group is proposing a $9 million assisted living facility.

 

Indiana Guard to train in demolished buildings

Three Bloomington buildings slated for demolition next week will be used in an Indiana National Guard training exercise. Once they are demolished, guard members will use the structures to simulate a post-tornado search and rescue operation.

Report to spotlight clinical trial impact

Researchers will release a report next week highlighting the impact of biopharmaceutical clinical research trials on the state's economy and health. The study will detail how trials benefit patients and boost investment.

Job fair planned for Anderson

A job fair is scheduled for next week in Anderson. Organizers expect 50 Madison County businesses to offer more than 450 positions.

 

Governor to address Great Lakes conference

Governor Mike Pence is slated to give an economic address this weekend in Michigan. It will be part of the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2013 Leadership Summit. Pence will provide his take on strengthening the region in a global economy.

 

Ivy Tech taps former DNR head as security chief

Ivy Tech Community College has hired Robert Carter as executive director of statewide security and safety. He most recently served as director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

 

IU, Purdue join cancer research effort

Indiana University and Purdue University's cancer centers are taking part in a major collaborative effort. The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium aims to allow schools to work together through joint oncology trials and research.

 

Huntington University continues baseball partnership

Huntington University and the Fort Wayne TinCaps have extended their partnership. The school says it has become the sponsor of a picnic area at the TinCaps home ballpark, Parkview Field.

 

Secretary of State moving to paperless reminders

Indiana's secretary of state says her office is replacing paper reminders to file business entity reports with email notices. Connie Lawson says the move may save the state as much as $100,000 per year.

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