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Micah Pollak

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm
EDUCATION: Falling funding hits higher ed, students

EDUCATION: Falling funding hits higher ed, students

The first quarter in local higher education took a hit from Mother Nature.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.

March 22, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

Manufacturers looking forward to improving conditions

If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.

February 26, 2014 11:25 pm
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aerie depart Southlake Mall

Abercrombie & Fitch, Aerie depart Southlake Mall

Sex does not necessarily sell, at least not in Hobart.

February 05, 2014 10:11 pm
EDUCATION: Enrollment up, funding down in higher ed

EDUCATION: Enrollment up, funding down in higher ed

Higher education is going through a push-and-pull with attendance and funding.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Local economy grows slowly but surely

Local economy grows slowly but surely

Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.

January 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.

January 15, 2014 6:00 am
Region gets back to business, despite treacherous roads, biting cold

Region gets back to business, despite treacherous roads, biting cold

Subzero cold, ice-slicked roads and drifting snow banks persisted Tuesday, but the brutal weather was not bad enough to freeze commerce in the region.

January 07, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana economy expected to grow slowly next year

Northwest Indiana economy expected to grow slowly next year

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's economy should continue down a path of slow growth next year, when the state's unemployment rate is project to shrink to 6.5 percent.

November 15, 2013 4:30 pm
Poverty, economic growth focus of regional meeting

Poverty, economic growth focus of regional meeting

GARY | Poverty reaches across Northwest Indiana into communities not traditionally considered areas of low incomes, and creating solutions will involve a regional partnership to stimulate economic growth and educational opportunities.

October 30, 2013 7:05 pm Photos

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Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
Northwest Indiana Index grows for 10th straight month

Northwest Indiana Index grows for 10th straight month

Northwest Indiana's economy continues to grow at a slow rate, and should continue to slog in an upward direction over the next six months.

September 30, 2013 10:42 am
NWI Index shows local economy has been growing slowly

NWI Index shows local economy has been growing slowly

Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am
NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

NWI Economic Outlook Positive for 2013

MERRILLVILLE | Economic forecasters point to a period of growth in the next six months for Northwest Indiana. The report was delivered at the Construction Advancement Foundation’s (CAF) Annual Northwest Indiana Economic Report and Outlook meeting on Wednesday, November 14.

November 19, 2012 10:00 pm
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