Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.
Economic development in booming Kenosha County, Wis., involves local government from the get-go, avoiding some of the ugly rifts that have typified the effort in Northwest Indiana.
Economic developers in Wisconsin's Kenosha County like to boast about their region's proximity to Chicago and O'Hare airport, its major interstate expressway, and the state's business-friendly climate.
MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.
We have seen some economic progress in the region but we must ensure it continues.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Two local businesses moved a step closer to expanding Tuesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.
Economic development agencies are pushing to make Northwest Indiana a friendlier place for businesses looking to bring jobs and investment.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.
INDIANAPOLIS | Cool summer temperatures, the renovated Coliseum and a new beer and wine exhibition helped push attendance at the 2014 Indiana State Fair near record territory.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.
CALUMET CITY | Officials approved an agreement with GP Properties Unlimited to develop a vacant lot at 708 River Oaks Drive.
The numbers show a staggering decline, especially for longtime region residents who remember when steel was king in Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.
GARY | The final day of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium at the Genesis Center included a discussion on improving quality of life through economic development.
SAUK VILLAGE | Grants will help the village improve aesthetics and parks while a new store coming to Sauk Trail will replace five abandoned business fronts, Village President David Hanks said at a town hall meeting last week.*
They may be competing with each other to draw business and bolster the economies of their respective communities.
INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-first agenda of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
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