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Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

SSC sees manufaturing as key opportunity for job seekers

South Suburban College was notified in a letter last month from the Illinois Community College Board of their approval for a new Manufacturing Basics 16-hour Certificate. SSC rolled out the new credit program at the start of the fall semester, with plans for more manufacturing pathways alrea…

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

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.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related
Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.

August 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Indiana leads nation in manufacturing jobs gains

The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

SSC approved for new manufacturing certificate program

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College has been notified by the Illinois Community College Board of their approval for a new Manufacturing Basics 16-hour Certificate, effective immediately. SSC plans to roll out the new credit program at the start of the fall semester on Aug. 18.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm

State pledging $425,000 in tax incentive to Ill. company moving to Gary

GARY | The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is pledging $425,000 in conditional tax credits to an Illinois company moving to Gary.

July 08, 2014 8:50 am
The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Times Media Company’s annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium celebrates its seventh year of highlighting diversity awareness and the network of resources available in the Calumet and Northwest Indiana region. The event this year takes place at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on June 25.

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Midwest Metals expanding in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Midwest Metal Products is expanding operations at the manufacturer's Michigan City facility, the Michigan City Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 10:30 am

Popcorn facility expanding in Jasper County

RENSSELAER | ConAgra Foods announced plans Wednesday for a nearly $9 million expansion of its popcorn operations in Jasper County, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2015.

June 11, 2014 10:05 am
'Most advanced aerospace facility in the world' taking off in LaPorte

'Most advanced aerospace facility in the world' taking off in LaPorte

LAPORTE | One of the world's largest aluminum makers plans to build the "most advanced aerospace facility on earth" in LaPorte to meet a soaring demand for jet engine parts.

May 29, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Steel industry must remain strong

Steel is the backbone of the region's economy, and there are signs of back pain again.

May 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership had plummeted by 24 percent in Indiana over the last decade, and fewer than one out of every 10 Hoosier workers now belong to a union.

May 03, 2014 9:43 pm
Digital lab will be 'Facebook,' 'App Store' of manufacturing

Digital lab will be 'Facebook,' 'App Store' of manufacturing

CHICAGO | In 2012, the Department of Defense could not fill orders for 40,000 kinds of parts, because no one placed a bid.

May 02, 2014 11:39 am Photos

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Microsoft executive will talk tech in manufacturing

SOUTH HOLLAND | A Microsoft executive will outline the future of technology in manufacturing at an upcoming luncheon.

April 26, 2014 10:37 am

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations of its subsidiary, Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, in LaPorte.

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Keller making 'sweet music' on shop floor

JOHN DAVIES: Keller making 'sweet music' on shop floor

Harmony is something we normally associate with music, but Don Keller applies it to the factory floor.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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