International Business

Lilly plans 200 jobs at new $440M Ireland plant

February 27, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly and Co. plans to invest about $440 million in a new pharmaceutical plant at an existing company site in County Cork in southern Ireland. The facility in Kinsale will require as many as 200 skilled employees when fully operational.
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Local manufacturer tapped for trade mission to Russia

February 9, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Hoosier Gasket Corp. hopes to land more business in Russia, where a growing middle class and new financing options are fueling the automotive market.
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Indiana deals ranged upward of $800 millionRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Mergers and acquisitions in 2011 ranged from WellPoint's acquisition of CareMore to a trucking company merger.
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Software executive teaching intercontinental collaborationRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Weary of having to teach new hires how to work on teams with people halfway around the globe, ocal software development firm CEO Chris Riester has begun teaching a college class that gives students international experience at home.
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Is China headed for 'soft-landing slowdown'Restricted Content

December 17, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
An oasis of growth for some Hoosier manufacturers, China’s economy is headed for a slowdown. That affects both Indiana companies that have outposts in China, and the firms that export to the Asian powerhouse.
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Overseas rules change could pave way for Simon deals

December 6, 2011
Cory Schouten
New rules proposed for real estate investment trusts in the United Kingdom could help Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. as it seeks to expand its shopping mall dominance outside the United States.
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Lugar: Obama failing on Brazil trade, cedes clout to China

December 2, 2011
Bloomberg News
The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said President Barack Obama is missing opportunities to strike closer ties with Brazil, allowing China to steal market share from U.S. companies in Latin America’s biggest economy.
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Lilly committed to China despite IP woes

November 21, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. is one of several Western pharmaceutical firms that see China as a linchpin of growth in coming years, due to patent expirations and a slowdown in government reimbursements for prescription medicines in the U.S. and European markets.
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Allison cuts ribbon on assembly plant in HungaryRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The 150-employee operation will ship products to international customers.
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Startup dangles visas in return for funding, jobsRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
A new enterprise in the Muncie area hopes to capitalize on wealthy foreigners’ thirst for U.S. residency.
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Taiwanese reps sign deals to buy corn, soybeans

September 26, 2011
Associated Press
Two Taiwanese trade groups have agreed to buy as much as $5 billion worth of corn and soybeans from Indiana and other states in 2012 and 2013.
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Typhoon delays Indiana trade mission to Japan

September 20, 2011
Associated Press
A trade mission by Indiana government and business leaders to Japan is being delayed because of a typhoon expected to hit the island nation.
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Indiana exports hit annual record

September 15, 2011
The state shipped $28.7 billion in goods last year to foreign countries, including Canada, Mexico and Germany, which accounted for most of the demand, according to a report from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
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Global micro lender Grameen ramps up in IndianapolisRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
Low-income women could receive loans in weeks.
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More life sciences firms opt to launch products in EuropeRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
Maria LaMagna
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's growing reputation for unpredictability is spurring some Indianapolis companies to join counterparts elsewhere and introduce products in Europe. The upshot is that some Americans may never benefit from innovations occurring in their backyards.
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Daniels signs trade deal with Chinese province

July 18, 2011
Associated Press
Daniels signed the business cooperation agreement Monday with the leader of Zhejiang Province, located on the east coast of China south of Shanghai. The document pledges to develop further business links between Indiana and Zhejiang.
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HICKS: Free trade isn't costing Americans jobsRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
Mike Hicks
I actually find it astonishing that there are still Americans who devote themselves to opposing free trade on the grounds that it hurts the economy. There is no more easily disproven fiction.
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Lechleiter: German drug pricing creates 'uncertainty' for Lilly

July 11, 2011
Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly & Co. CEO John C. Lechleiter said Germany’s overhaul of drug pricing lacked transparency and the new policy creates “uncertainty” for the company’s business planning.
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Indianapolis tech experts talk about the local industryRestricted Content

April 9, 2011
In a question-and-answer forum, leaders weigh in on topics ranging from tech transfer to the future of Aprimo.
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HOLT: New York threatens to ballast Indiana exports

April 2, 2011
David Holt
Regulations aimed at stopping invasive species are too stiff.
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Manufacturer crosses over from auto parts to caskets

April 2, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Gestamp Automocion makes metal components for the auto industry, employing 18,000 people worldwide. Now it is branching into the staid niche of casket manufacturing.
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Drugmaker Lilly launches global service program

March 31, 2011
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. is starting a service program that sends employees around the world to help developing communities and learn about other cultures, as the drugmaker looks to international markets.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Indiana companies charge into China

March 26, 2011
Greg Andrews
With economic growth in the United States sluggish, Indiana companies are joining the race to capitalize on the fast-growing Chinese economy—even as hundreds of millions of Chinese move into the middle class and adopt a Western-style thirst for goods and services.
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Maturing Chinese market gives WellPoint new prospects

March 26, 2011
Greg Andrews
Premiums for private health insurers in China are expected to rise to $90 billion by 2020 from $9 billion now, and WellPoint Inc. is angling for a big piece of that pie.
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Cummins' early start revs growth in China

March 26, 2011
Greg Andrews
Columbus-based engine maker Cummins Inc. has been building business in China for 30 years, long before many U.S. companies had even begun formulating a China strategy.Cummins now employs 8,000 people in China and racked up 2010 sales of $3.1 billion.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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