The state rarely has to dole out incentives to retain jobs. Experts differ on whether that's likely to change in the wake of the $7 million deal state officials cut to keep an Indianapolis HVAC plant open.
Elevate Ventures, Bloomington-based incubator The Mill and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced they have entered a three-year agreement to invest $2.5 million to bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe counties.
The statewide business group announced its lobbying agenda Monday—and it includes support for passing a hate-crimes bill and increasing the cigarette tax. Another priority involves the state's superintendent of public instruction.
When visiting Indianapolis in March to gather intelligence on the city's HQ2 bid, Amazon officials had two meals at hot restaurants on downtown's northeast side and toured three potential sites for the $5 billion project.