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Cal City, Lansing new economic development directors eye future growth

They may be competing with each other to draw business and bolster the economies of their respective communities.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Economic briefing scheduled at PNC

WESTVILLE | A briefing about the local economy is scheduled Oct. 29 at Purdue North Central.

October 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Infrastructure, attracting talented young workers vital

CROWN POINT | To return Northwest Indiana to its economic vitality, “we need a new paradigm,” U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, told those gathered at Friday’s Morning Business Hour at First Financial Bank.

September 13, 2013 4:00 pm

County to resurface access road to industrial parks in Harvey

HARVEY | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday the county will proceed with the resurfacing of Center Street in Harvey from 159th to 171st street, despite a lack of federal funding.

September 12, 2012 12:59 pm
Ill. town tries longshot Romney plea to save jobs

Ill. town tries longshot Romney plea to save jobs

Employees at Sensata Technologies in Freeport, Ill., protest the loss of employment to overseas workers. Sensata is owned by Bain Capital, the firm presidential candidate Mitt Romney once led. Employees have appealed to Romney to intervene and also have tried to get President Obama involved,…

July 24, 2012 12:00 am
Ill. town tries longshot Romney plea to save jobs

Ill. town tries longshot Romney plea to save jobs

Since early 2011, Cheryl Randecker and her co-workers have known their jobs making electronic sensors at a factory in Freeport, Ill., would be lost to China. Some even were asked to train their replacements, who were flown in from overseas.

July 24, 2012 12:00 am
BMO Harris Bank opens on Torrence Avenue in Calumet City

BMO Harris Bank opens on Torrence Avenue in Calumet City

CALUMET CITY | Moving from 555 Burnham Ave. to 530 Torrence Ave. in Calumet City, BMO Harris Bank had a grand opening on June 20 in the 2nd Ward with a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighted by Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush doing the honors.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
BMO Harris Bank opens on Torrence Avenue in Calumet City

BMO Harris Bank opens on Torrence Avenue in Calumet City

BMO Harris Bank's iconic mascot, Hubert the Lion, is pictured along with Nyota Figg, Calumet City clerk; Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush; Jane Rowland, president, Calumet City Library Board and a Calumet City Chamber director; Janice Minton-Kutz, broker, Coldwell Banker and chamber vic…

July 08, 2012 12:00 am

South Holland to welcome new businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Holland will soon be welcoming two or more new businesses to the village.

July 04, 2012 11:30 pm
CASINOS: Expansion not in public interest

CASINOS: Expansion not in public interest

The effect of the new Rivers Casino, in Des Plaines, Ill., has become exhibit No. 1 against any expansion of gaming in Illinois or Indiana.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
NWI gaming boat revenues lose steam in 2011

NWI gaming boat revenues lose steam in 2011

Northwest Indiana's five casinos raked in $65.87 million less in 2011 than the year before, a 5.5 percent drop that comes as neighboring states are preparing to significantly increase the competition for Midwest gaming dollars.

January 13, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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NWI gaming boat revenues lose steam in 2011

NWI gaming boat revenues lose steam in 2011

Northwest Indiana's five casinos raked in $65.87 million less in 2011 than the year before, a 5.5 percent drop that comes as neighboring states are preparing to significantly increase the competition for Midwest gaming dollars.

January 10, 2012 1:00 pm Photos

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Study: Toll Road could spark development

Study: Toll Road could spark development

The Indiana Toll Road remains one of the region's great unexploited resources and is ripe for development if barriers can be removed, according to a Ball State University study. Among specific industries that may want to take advantage of the Toll Road are health care, tourism, technology an…

December 23, 2011 10:30 am

Study: Toll Road is untapped economic resource

The Indiana Toll Road remains one of the the region's great unexploited resources and is ripe for development if barriers to development can be removed, according to the first stage of a Ball State University study.

December 21, 2011 10:30 am
Legislators cite God, beliefs in fight for social legislation

Legislators cite God, beliefs in fight for social legislation

Key promoters of social legislation in the Indiana General Assembly say they listen to arguments by prominent Indiana employers that the laws may damage the state's economic competitiveness — but they just don't buy it.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, discusses a Hoosier's right to carry a gun at work

Click on start to hear an interview by Times staff writer Keith Benman with state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, in which the senator explains his views on the right of people to carry guns at work in Indiana. The interview segment posted here begins with Benman asking Delph if he believes peopl…

December 16, 2011 9:18 am

Gasification plant green light could hike NIPSCO rates

State regulators Tuesday approved construction of a coal gasification plant and a 30-year contract for a state agency to buy its output, a move that could raise utility bills for NIPSCO and other utility customers across the state.

November 22, 2011 3:30 pm
NWI home sales hold their own

NWI home sales hold their own

Northwest Indiana existing single-family home sales continue to plug along, logging another year-over-year increase in October but still nowhere near levels that would signal the end of the housing slump.

November 21, 2011 3:00 pm

BP to build new office building for 500

WHITING | BP will completely retrofit a warehouse on 121st Street and convert it into a modern office building for 500 people as part of its $3.8 billion expansion project.

November 18, 2011 3:45 pm

Porter Junction rail project looks safe

PORTAGE | A Republican effort to kill funding for President Barack Obama's signature high-speed rail program will not affect the $71.4 Indiana Gateway project centered on improvements at Porter Junction.

November 17, 2011 2:53 pm
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