The Brookings Institution report found that the situation is especially dire for Hoosiers without college degrees and said the state shouldn’t incentivize jobs that don’t pay middle class wages and benefits.
Ascend Indiana, an initiative aimed at closing what local corporate and education leaders say is a stubborn talent gap, is ramping up its operations.
City leaders want to make the 60-acre tract of land just north of the Indiana University School of Medicine campus a mix of all of the best the city has to offer and catch the eyes of more creative and highly sought-after workers.
Jason Kloth, who has been Mayor Greg Ballard’s deputy mayor for education since 2012, will step down Friday to lead a workforce development effort being launched by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership might announce a successor to CEO Mark Miles as early as Dec. 18, just a month after Miles said he was leaving to become CEO of Hulman & Co.
At the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Gifford will work primarily with the private-sector-led Central Indiana Transit Task Force, the regional mass transit initiative co-founded by CICP.
A merger among local economic development organizations could further diminish the role Indy Partnership plays in recruiting jobs to the city and region.
On the menu of Indiana’s economic development initiatives, the logistics industry has had all the appeal of truck stop coffee.
Meanwhile, the information technology and life sciences sectors—and recently clean tech—have had everyone salivating. Logistics, however, is cooking up a new strategy.
The city’s 2012 Super Bowl bid committee set up a Web site, www.our2012sb.com, in mid-February to encourage input from the
community–adopting a more inclusive approach than organizers did last year when bidding on the 2011 game.
In the less than two years since Mark Miles, 53, took over the CEO-driven Central Indiana Corporate Partnership in 2006, he’s
transformed it into an economic development powerhouse for life sciences, information technology and advanced manufacturing.
How so fast? He started networking with Indiana’s political heavyweights more than 30 years ago. And he never stopped.
The merger of four of central Indiana’s biggest business development organizations might achieve only modest cost savings,
or even be more expensive than the status quo, a confidential financial analysis obtained by IBJ shows.
Technology advocate Techpoint is considering merging into the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership–a move that would leave CICP CEO Mark Miles atop all three of Indiana’s major business-development initiatives.