Economic development agencies are pushing to make Northwest Indiana a friendlier place for businesses looking to bring jobs and investment.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.
GARY | The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is pledging $425,000 in conditional tax credits to an Illinois company moving to Gary.
CROWN POINT | An Illinois-based company that rents aerial work platforms and material handling equipment is relocating its corporate headquarters and service hub to Crown Point.
CHICAGO | Lawmakers on Friday questioned the effectiveness of the tax breaks Illinois gives companies to keep or create jobs, with one legislator saying there's little evidence the incentives work and another calling the current system "insanity."
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is among 15 states, including Illinois, competing for a $10 billion Boeing airplane manufacturing and assembly facility that could employ up to 8,500 workers by 2024.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's minimum wage will remain at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour after the Republican-controlled House voted on party lines Monday to reject a proposal increasing the state's minimum hourly wage by one dollar.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency has signed more deals this year with companies looking to relocate or expand in Indiana than in any of its eight prior years of existence.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Holland Village Board voted 5-0 for a $175,000 incentive that will bring a car wash and potentially a restaurant and a retailer into the village.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on pace to top the 19,080 projected new jobs it helped attract in 2011.
SOUTH HOLLAND | South Holland will soon be welcoming two or more new businesses to the village.
SPRINGFIELD | A tax incentive program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn last year was supposed to help small business owners create 20,000 new jobs.
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