Economic Development Agencies

Polaris plans $4.7 million laboratory expansion

May 22, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Polaris Laboratories LLC, an Indianapolis-based company that analyzes oil, fuel and coolants, said it plans a $4.7 million local expansion that will add up to 25 employees by 2016.
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Indiana withdraws support for fertilizer plant

May 17, 2013
Associated Press
State officials have withdrawn incentives for a fertilizer plant over concerns about whether its Pakistan-based owners are doing enough at their overseas operations to keep the potentially explosive material from being used against U.S. troops.
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Eco devo veteran takes over Hamilton County Alliance

May 15, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Former state Department of Commerce Chief Tim Monger took the reins of the economic development group after financial woes forced the organization to reevaluate priorities. He plans an aggressive approach.
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Manufacturer planning expansion, 100 jobs in Boone County

May 13, 2013
 IBJ Staff
CNH Parts & Service, the product-support division of international manufacturing giant CNH Global NV, plans a $13.3 million expansion in Lebanon.
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Broad Ripple telecom firm plans big growth, 183 jobs

May 10, 2013
Mason King
Founded in 2007 by Purdue University students, Weeks Communications has established a new headquarters in Broad Ripple and plans to invest $4.1 million as it aggressively hires new employees.
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Review finds no conflict in state's deal with Mainstreet

May 7, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Gov. Mike Pence asked the Indiana Economic Development Corp. in early April to review its decision to grant $345,000 in performance-based economic incentives to Mainstreet Property Group LLC, a company started by a top Republican lawmaker and his son.
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Subaru planning major expansion in Indiana

May 7, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Subaru plans to expand its Lafayette factory and add hundreds of workers to build the Impreza small car there, a source briefed on the matter says.
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Governor taps ex-WellPoint CEO Braly for IEDC board

May 7, 2013
J.K. Wall
The appointment is the first high-profile post that Braly, 51, has accepted since she was ousted from the top spot at the Indianapolis-based health insurer in August.
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Grand Design RV plans 500 jobs in Elkhart County

April 18, 2013
Associated Press
Grand Design RV in Middlebury on Thursday said it plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing operations in the Elkhart County town about 30 miles east of South Bend.
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RV parts maker plans 800 jobs, new HQ in Indiana

April 9, 2013
Associated Press
Northern Indiana's recreational vehicle industry is getting a boost with the relocation of RV components producer Drew Industries Inc. to Elkhart and its pledge of up to 800 new jobs by 2017.
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IEDC deal with Mainstreet put on hold by Pence

April 8, 2013
Associated Press
Gov. Mike Pence asked the Indiana Economic Development Corp. on Monday to review its decision to grant $345,000 in economic incentives to a company started by a top Republican lawmaker and his son.
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Lawmakers hope to woo gun manufacturers to Indiana

April 3, 2013
 The Statehouse File
Two resolutions, including one that passed the House on Tuesday, aim to attract gun manufacturers to Indiana by touting the state's tax climate and gun-rights laws.
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House sends governor IEDC transparency bill

March 26, 2013
 The Statehouse File
The state House of Representatives sent Gov. Mike Pence a bill Tuesday that requires the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to make job-creation reports transparent to taxpayers and policy makers.
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Celadon says new driver-training facility to create 500 jobs

March 26, 2013
Jeff Newman
The Indianapolis-based trucking firm first announced plans for the driver-education center in January, but has since expanded the project and employment projections while seeking state incentives.
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Celadon, state plan major jobs announcement

March 25, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis-based trucking carrier Celadon Group Inc. and the state are set to make an announcement Tuesday morning "regarding hundreds of new jobs." A source familiar with the deal said the announcement involves a previously announced driver education center.
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Head of Indiana business agency gets ethics advice

March 15, 2013
Associated Press
The State Ethics Commission has advised Indiana's top business-recruitment official to separate himself from any decisions related to tax credits that could benefit a company he co-owns.
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Meat distributor plans plant, 80 jobs in Hancock County

March 13, 2013
Chicago-based Peer Foods Group Inc., a meat producer and distributor, said Wednesday that it plans to create 80 jobs by 2014 as part of a $5.5 million expansion into Hancock County.
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Indianapolis software firm plans to add 95 jobs by 2016

March 12, 2013
Tinderbox said it is boosting its work force as part of a $540,000 expansion of its cloud-based IT business.
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Carmel auto-dealer lender plans to add 169 workers

March 4, 2013
J.K. Wall
Carmel-based NextGear Capital plans to add 169 jobs at a new office in Carmel, the company announced Monday morning.
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Ohio logistics company adding 25 Indy jobs

February 27, 2013
 IBJ Staff
An Ohio-based trucking logistics company plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis and add up to 25 jobs this year, primarily in sales.
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Indiana Senate OKs business agency disclosure bill

February 26, 2013
Associated Press
Senators voted 49-1 Tuesday in favor of requiring the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to prepare an annual public report on tax incentives provided to businesses and the number of jobs created by their projects.
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Local tool supplier plans to expand, add 20 jobs

February 5, 2013
Indianapolis-based Hahn Systems LLC said it will add 20 jobs by 2016 as part of a $900,000 expansion that includes purchasing and equipping a 27,000-square-foot facility.
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Indy Partnership names new executive director

February 1, 2013
Marty Vanags, CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council in Illinois, will start work March 1 at The Indy Partnership.
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Indiana pulls support for proposed fertilizer plant

February 1, 2013
Associated Press
State officials have suspended their support for a proposed southwestern Indiana fertilizer plant while they investigate a Pakistani company involved in the project.
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Life sciences consultancy plans to expand, add 38 jobs

January 29, 2013
Indianapolis-based Pearl Pathways, founded by two former Eli Lilly employees, plans to move into new space in March and add the jobs by 2016.
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  1. Hiking blocks to an office after fighting traffic is not logical. Having office buildings around the loop, 465 and in cities in surrounding counties is logical. In other words, counties around Indianapolis need office buildings like Keystone, Meridian, Michigan Road/College Park and then no need to go downtown. Financial, legal, professional businesses don't need the downtown when Carmel, Fishers, North Indy are building their own central office buildings close to the professionals. The more Hamilton, Boone county attract professionals, the less downtown is relevant. Highrises have no meaning if they don't have adequate parking for professionals and clients. Great for show, but not exactly downtown Chicago, no lakefront, no river to speak of, and no view from highrises of lake Michigan and the magnificent mile. Indianapolis has no view.

  2. "The car count, THE SERIES, THE RACING, THE RATINGS, THE ATTENDANCE< AND THE MANAGEMENT, EVERY season is sub-par." ______________ You're welcome!

  3. that it actually looked a lot like Sato v Franchitti @Houston. And judging from Dario's marble mouthed presentation providing "color", I'd say that he still suffers from his Dallara inflicted head injury._______Considering that the Formula E cars weren't going that quickly at that exact moment, that was impressive air time. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, as Dallara is the only car builder that needs an FAA certification for their cars. But flying Dallaras aren't new. Just ask Dan Wheldon.

  4. Does anyone know how and where I can get involved and included?

  5. While the data supporting the success of educating our preschoolers is significant, the method of reaching this age group should be multi-faceted. Getting business involved in support of early childhood education is needed. But the ways for businesses to be involved are not just giving money to programs and services. Corporations and businesses educating their own workforce in the importance of sending a child to kindergarten prepared to learn is an alternative way that needs to be addressed. Helping parents prepare their children for school and be involved is a proven method for success. However, many parents are not sure how to help their children. The public is often led to think that preschool education happens only in schools, daycare, or learning centers but parents and other family members along with pediatricians, librarians, museums, etc. are valuable resources in educating our youngsters. When parents are informed through work lunch hour workshops in educating a young child, website exposure to exceptional teaching ideas that illustrate how to encourage learning for fun, media input, and directed community focus on early childhood that is when a difference will be seen. As a society we all need to look outside the normal paths of educating and reaching preschoolers. It is when methods of involving the most important adult in a child's life - a parent, that real success in educating our future workers will occur. The website www.ifnotyouwho.org is free and illustrates activities that are research-based, easy to follow and fun! Businesses should be encouraging their workers to tackle this issue and this website makes it easy for parents to be involved. The focus of preschool education should be to inspire all the adults in a preschooler's life to be aware of what they can do to prepare a child for their future life. Fortunately we now know best practices to prepare a child for a successful start to school. Is the business community ready to be involved in educating preschoolers when it becomes more than a donation but a challenge to their own workers?

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