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LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

LARRY DeBOER: What new business tax commission might study

Senate Bill 1 creates a commission on business personal property and business taxation, which will include legislators, appointees of the governor and business and local government representatives, among others.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Aggressively market Indiana's attributes

Indiana has been focused on improving the state's business climate, which now gives the state's economic development recruiters plenty of selling points.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Hardy few brave weather to hear legislators in Portage

Hardy few brave weather to hear legislators in Portage

PORTAGE | Concerned he might not be able to drive on the snow-covered streets but wanting to hear what his legislators had to say, Jerald Balta hiked the 2 miles from his home to Portage City Hall Saturday.

February 01, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Restructure corporate taxes to keep jobs here

YOUNG VOICES: Restructure corporate taxes to keep jobs here

What would you do if you were told you could save millions if you left for another country? Most would say, “What’s the catch?” For some corporations, the answer is “nothing.”

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let's move beyond knee-jerk ideology to improve Indiana

What Hoosiers demand from their government is a frank and honest assessment of problems, some common-sense solutions and a credible effort to make their lives better.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana has 34th highest taxes on small businesses

Small business owners face lower tax bills in Indiana and Illinois than they would in more than half of all other states, according a recent study.

September 17, 2013 9:30 am
COMMERCE: Higher levels of confidence among business boosting chamber coffers

COMMERCE: Higher levels of confidence among business boosting chamber coffers

Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce President Rex Richards said the chamber has been the beneficiary of a "loosening up" of funds from Northwest Indiana businesses, a sign regional economic conditions are improving.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am
COMMERCE: Big project hoping to bring opportunities for development

COMMERCE: Big project hoping to bring opportunities for development

Valparaiso economic development official Rex Richards said with construction activity on the new Porter hospital tailing off later this year, other projects should be ready to provide a boost to the area.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
SMALL BUSINESS: Companies hanging on, aim to up advertising

SMALL BUSINESS: Companies hanging on, aim to up advertising

There's a "critical mass" of small businesses in the area, especially in Porter County, that are making it through the tough economic times and are hoping for growth, Rex Richards said.

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SMALL BUSINESS: Firms show interest in NWI despite challenges

SMALL BUSINESS: Firms show interest in NWI despite challenges

Businesses that have cash available are scouting whether to add or expand Northwest Indiana locations with increased frequency because of improved economic conditions, Rex Richards said.

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana cuts corporate income tax rate by 2 percent

Indiana's corporate income tax rate will drop by 2 percent over the next four years, a change Gov. Mitch Daniels believes will lead to more jobs in the state. Gov. Daniels signed new legislation into law last week.

May 11, 2011 6:00 pm
Indiana to Illinois businesses: We want you

Indiana to Illinois businesses: We want you

The Northwest Indiana Forum on Monday launched a $250,000 advertising blitz that will attempt to squeeze some business opportunities out of Illinois' recent hike in personal and corporate income taxes.

February 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Multistate fight keeps going after Illinois tax hike is OK'd

MADISON, Wis. | The interstate bickering over tax policy continues between Wisconsin and Illinois politicians.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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