Region more than place to pass through on the way to other places, and a group of like-minded people want to make sure others come to this same epiphany.
Mark Van Fleet, managing partner at Converge Ventures, comments on how Northwest Indiana businesses should take advantage of global opportunities.
Working together to build 21st-century workforce will fuel innovation, diversity, talent There’s an African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As Indiana works to fill more than 1 million jobs during the next decade, attracting, developing and connecting talent for a 21st-century workforce has […]
Seeds of entrepreneurship can be planted early but might not include a college education It’s 10:30 p.m., and I’m exhausted. When I try to sleep, I find myself thinking about the next day’s commute into downtown Chicago. Every day I wondered why I spent so much time and money to earn a college degree—so that […]
Leadership Institute at Purdue University Northwest here to share resources to drive change in Region Leadership. We know it when we see it, but more importantly, we are adrift when it is missing. That’s why the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest, formerly known as the South Shore Leadership Center, is committed to developing, mentoring and […]
Collaboration essential to growing community that encourages opportunity for everyone Competition compels us to excel—that is the nature of free enterprise—but competition between individuals alone will not often produce meaningful change across an entire region. Cooperation, respect and teamwork are required to create a vibrant, enticing, community of like-minded individuals who are out to change […]
‘Ignite the Region’ initiative spurring next wave of growth Serving as Indiana’s secretary of commerce and helping lead the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC), I have the opportunity to see firsthand the incredible work being done to drive Indiana forward and take our economy to the next level. Indiana is ranked first in the Midwest […]
Retired banker’s journey leads to most rewarding time of his life We are a community of volunteers. Most of you reading this already are giving back to your community, serving on the boards of nonprofits across Northwest Indiana or volunteering your time and talents to help fulfill the missions of other organizations. Community service in […]
Courageous conversations can lead to change Sometimes we can feel that we are up against impossible odds. The challenges of racial and economic injustices, the difficulty many find moving forward on the path to equality and the resistance we see on a national level to policies leading to the “greater good” can leave us wondering […]
Strategy will lead to sustained prosperity and opportunity From the beginning, this great country has looked to the west for expansion and economic opportunities as part of our Manifest Destiny. This contributed, in many ways, to the official adoption by the Indiana General Assembly in 1937 of Indiana’s motto, “The Crossroads of America,” because of […]