Economic development has been taking off in Northwest Indiana over the last two years, after a string of growing companies announced plans to invest millions of dollars and add dozens of jobs.
As LaPorte County Commission president, I was very pleased to help host Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman in the county complex meeting rooms Aug. 27 for the latest stop in her 92-county statewide listening tour. I'd like to share with your readers the letter I handed to the lieutenant governor and her staff:
And then there were three, for what Politico might have described prematurely as a "slam dunk" election of U.S. Rep. Mike Pence to the Indiana governorship.
INDIANAPOLIS | Dan Hasler, the new executive director of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, bleeds to bring new businesses and jobs to Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | With Indiana now widely acknowledged by corporate executives and site selectors as among the best places to do business, the state's new salesman-in-chief says his goal is to use that reputation to bring more companies and jobs to the Hoosier State.
With Indiana now widely acknowledged by corporate executives and site selectors as among the best places to do business, the state's new salesman-in-chief says his goal is to use that reputation to bring more companies and jobs to the State.
INDIANAPOLIS | The man who has led the state effort to bring new jobs to Indiana for nearly three years is leaving for a new job of his own.
INDIANAPOLIS | Proponents of an Indiana right-to-work law claim it will lure new businesses to the state, bringing thousands of jobs to be filled by currently unemployed Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels no longer opposes the Indiana General Assembly considering right-to-work legislation, but he hasn't decided if he'll support it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Facts, figures and opinions abounded Tuesday as a legislative committee took testimony on whether a "right-to-work" law would lure businesses to Indiana or reduce the incomes of Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Five Northwest Indiana businesses have been named "Companies to Watch" for their role in growing the state's economy.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's major study of the greater Chicago area -- from southeast Wisconsin to Northwest Indiana -- is one more effort to chart a course for the area's future.
Indiana was ranked as the best place to do business in the Midwest and sixth best nationwide in a survey of more than 500 chief executives by Chief Executive magazine.
INDIANAPOLIS | A second business relocation publication has upped its assessment of Indiana as a place to do business.
SOUTH BEND | Indiana Commerce Secretary Mitch Roob can't count the number of companies that have refused to look at Indiana as a possible business location because they are put off by the state's 8.5 percent corporate income tax rate.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob told business and community leaders Tuesday that 15 firms are interested locating to Northwest Indiana as compared to just fours a year ago.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has become one of Indiana's biggest economic development tools. Quinn's large tax hike, approved by the Illinois General Assembly, makes Indiana's favorable business climate even more enticing.
MICHIGAN CITY | A contract baker of snack foods announced Friday that it will expand its operations in Michigan City, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2014.
PORTAGE | NLMK Indiana plans to expand skills training for current and new employees and projects to hire 36 more employees by 2013, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
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