Despite suffering the economic effects of the pandemic, Northwest Indiana’s building industry is actively recruiting qualified talent to maintain the state’s competitive edge.
Despite nationwide economic stagnation, the Region’s commercial real estate boom appears poised to continue in the months ahead, experts say.
An array of resources, from higher learning institutions to public-private partnership, are available to help startups and existing businesses seeking advice to get an idea off the ground or help a company grow.
Higher education works with companies as more automation creates need for specialized workforce. Experts in the field lend insight into the past, present and future of such advances in manufacturing.
Experts say the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act prompted by the pandemic provided short-term aid but created new tax uncertainties, which led business owners to seek advice from professionals.
Experts say clients are concerned about the health insurance renewal process that will hinge on flexibility in plans and care options. Companies must think outside the box to make more informed decisions and avoid getting blindsided.
Northwest Indiana companies expect growth in overseas business with improved infrastructure and the help of state grants. In 2018, Indiana exported a record $39.3 billion of made-in-America goods to the world, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Experts say companies that permitted remote working were ahead of the curve and prepared to deal with the impact of stay-at-home orders during the caronavirus crisis. Firms that weren’t, however, sought expertise to quickly adapt to the situation.
Entrepreneurs’ decades-long journey culminates with opening of multiple Fluid Coffeebars • Husband-and-wife team Charles and Alison Scates.
Marilyn’s Bakery & Café focuses on seasonality, a nod to Indiana’s farm culture and home produce growers, Barbara Tracy said.