Quality Of Life
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursday, that supporters believe will create jobs by making Indiana stand out as a low-tax haven for companies.
Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.
Calumet City officials conducted a survey of residents last month on a variety of issues. This is something other communities should consider.
Region views on Northwest Indiana
On Oct. 9, the Quality of Life Indicators Report was released. An excellent tool for initiating dialogue, the report has shown time after time, it truly can be difficult to measure perceptions related to the 10 indicators. It is that challenge I would like to ask you to help us address.
While signs point to Northwest Indiana's economy undergoing a transformation, business leaders said the region needs to improve its job creation, workforce training and overall wages.
Sparse evidence of government reform, inefficient use of dwindling resources and a pall of public corruption continue to inhibit Northwest Indiana local government in 2012, according to a new regional report.
A new report finds Northwest Indiana "a region in transition" and declares that urgent, thoughtful action is needed to prevent decline and instead propel the area's residents, communities and institutions toward greatness.
When it comes to the quality of life in Indiana, we take pride in our Hoosier hospitality, fields of fresh produce and well-manicured lawns. Who needs mountains and oceans when you've got competitive Little League teams and nice community events on the weekends?
On Oct. 9, Northwest Indiana will be provided with another opportunity to assess where it’s going and, perhaps, how it ought to proceed with respect to several quality of life indicators.
A look around Northwest Indiana quickly proves we value the arts. Whether it’s the West Side Theatre Guild in Gary, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University or the sculpture gard…
MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation funded nearly $1.1 million in grants and scholarships during the first six months of 2012.
CROWN POINT | A focused, involved, successful student is not an accident, Dr. William Washington said at Friday's Quality of Life Council quarterly meeting.
CROWN POINT | Diversified Marketing Strategies, Inc.(DMS) President and CEO Andrea Pearman has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Quality of Life Council.
Sustaining economic growth in Northwest Indiana relies on three legs: attracting new businesses to the area, retaining and expanding current businesses, and innovation. Last Friday, three business leaders talked about each.
MERRILLVILLE | The One Region, One Vision grassroots initiative launched by The Times in 2008 and the long-established Quality of Life Council may join forces -- both to add power to mutual goals and reduce overlap.
Twice each year, a class of men and women, representing a variety of backgrounds, industry sectors, organizations and communities, is chosen to participate in Leadership Northwest Indiana — a program of leadership development. This program is instructed and attended by many of Northwest Indi…
American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Catholic Charities, Daughters of Penelope, Everybody Counts,... Salvation Army, Taltree Arboretum, United Way... These are just a fraction of the non-profit and service agencies in Northwest Indiana that significantly influence our quality o…
A growing group of people see great potential for investing, attaining a good quality of life in Gary. They also see untapped possibilities to create art and a cultural scene unique to the region.
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