Fair Oaks Farms co-founder Suzanne McCloskey was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to the board of directors of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
An idea by a group of students from Hobart High School to enhance safety for bicyclists took third place in the second annual Innovate WithIN pitch competition, a statewide initiative to encourage entrepreneurship.
BraunAbility, a maker of wheelchair vehicles and wheelchair lifts, announced Feb. 13 plans to invest $7.5 million in its Indiana operations, which in the long run will add new jobs and help the company’s growth strategy. The Winamac-based company along with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said BraunAbility also planned […]
Indiana officials say 2018 was a record year for small business growth in the state. The Indiana Small Business Development Center and Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center helped launch 318 small businesses and secure $86.3 million in government contracts for Indiana businesses, respectively, in 2018, according to the state. Together, the Indiana SBDC and Indiana […]
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Israel Innovation Authority seek proposals to provide conditional matching funds for research projects developing high-tech solutions in agbiosciences and cybersecurity. The state said the call for proposals is a step in the Indiana-Israel economic partnership, advancing a memorandum of understanding between the IEDC and Israel Innovation Authority signed […]
‘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 […]
Creating a business-friendly environment in Indiana didn’t happen overnight, and there’s still opportunity to make conditions even better. That was the message shared by Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., during the annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards event Nov. 15 hosted by Avalon Manor in Merrillville and presented by the Northwest Indiana […]
Indiana’s manufacturing sector is experiencing an expansion boom. During National Manufacturing Day Oct. 5, 22 companies—including several from Northwest Indiana— either announced plans to locate in the state or expand in Indiana. The combined announcements represent an investment of more than $154 million in Indiana and creation of 1,090 new jobs over the next several […]
Sweetwater, an online music instrument retailer, which launched in Fort Wayne in 1979, announced Oct. 2 plans to invest $76.4 million in a headquarters expansion project that will create up to 1,009 new jobs by 2022. “Sweetwater is a strong, Indiana-built company with a proven track record of recruiting and retaining employees from other states, […]
SOUTH BEND – The first phase in a $37 million master plan to update the state’s oldest zoo now is underway. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced it approved $450,000 in Regional Cities Initiative funding to support improvements at the Potawatomi Zoo. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and state officials joined Potawatomi Zoological Society executives […]