CenterPoint Energy Inc.'s purchase of Vectren would take out Indiana's 13th-largest public company, with $2.4 billion in annual revenue. Every county surrounding Marion County receives service from Vectren.
The idea is that Indiana has fixed the problems that forced graduates to go elsewhere to find good jobs in tech, finance and other industries. Instead, it now needs to find and recruit talent to fill all the jobs Indiana firms are creating.
The Indianapolis-based manufacturer plans to spend more than $3 million to renovate its aging headquarters on South Meridian Street in an expansion that is expected to grow its workforce of 113 employees.