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“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama
"Good leaders must first become good servants." – Robert Greenleaf
There was a time when the steel mills along our lakeshore defined us. Northwest Indiana was the Steel Capital of the World. Tens of thousands of men and women werer making the steel that built our cars, our skyscrapers, our washers and dryers.
Have you ever visited Tomorrowland? It was one of the original park attractions when Disneyland opened in 1955. Walt Disney described it as a place to view “wondrous ideas ... a step into the future with predictions of constructed things to come.”
The Baby Boomer generation remembers a time when Labor Day once marked the end of summer, as they returned to the classroom following this federal holiday.
On March 9, the U.S. Department of Labor reported an additional 227,000 jobs had been added to the nation's economy and the unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent for the second consecutive month.
Did you know that if you take out GED diplomas, the percentage of U.S. students graduating from high school has not increased since the 1970s? This was revealed in a report called Pathways to Prosperity issued by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction was unable to agree on even a single measure to reduce the mounting government debt. The result of indecision: a stalemate that might leave Northwest Indiana and other local programs underfunded.
Many times we wonder if the American Dream still exists. Are people from faraway lands still able to immigrate to the United States and capture a better life by making a decent wage and providing for their families?
There's an exciting new program at William Wirt, Theodore Roosevelt, Lew Wallace, West Side and East Chicago Central high schools that will help us address the drop out and work force development challenges we face in Gary and East Chicago. The Jobs for America's Graduates program has proven…
Retaining talented college graduates is vital for the future growth of Indiana and its businesses. Losing Indiana-educated students to opportunities in other states, best known as the brain drain, is an epidemic the state has faced for some time.
Dear Employer: We've heard from you about the loss of business when a customer's needs are not addressed, when you can't fill orders because you don't have the manpower, or when employees make mistakes because of limited English or math proficiency.
President and CEO,
Valley Workforce Development Services
My dad was really a bright guy. Cutting edge. Ahead of his time. Although he
Wherever you go these days in Northwest Indiana, the issue of education
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Does political infighting hamper economic development in NWI?