Washburn oversees the company foundation’s grant-making strategy for Indianapolis as well as for Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Toronto. That means he’s looking for opportunities to translate the foundation’s larger goals into programs and strategies in those local communities.
Cummins isn’t alone in its neighborhood approach. Multiple Indianapolis companies are choosing to focus their philanthropy on a particular neighborhood as a way to make a greater impact.
Through a Butler University program dubbed Bulldogs into The Streets—or BITS—more than 1,250 volunteers who contribute 3,750 hours worth nearly $100,000 descend on the school’s neighborhood for projects.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving for China on Sunday for a two-week-long Asian trade mission, convinced he can boost business relationships even though the Trump administration is embroiled in a trade war with that nation.
The CR-V Hybrid will be introduced in early 2020 and will be the company’s first electrified sport-utility vehicle in the United States. It is part of Honda’s larger plan to apply its two-motor, hybrid-electric system to all of its core U.S. models in the coming years.
For the past 12 years, Chad Halstead, 39, has helped land government incentives for some of the area’s biggest real estate developments.
Sitel Group, one of the world’s largest call-center management companies, said it plans to spend $4 million to open a Midwest customer service hub in Fishers.
Gov. Eric Holcomb spent Tuesday in Tokyo where his meetings included time with executives from Subaru and Honda, both of which have major auto assembly plants in Indiana.
The canceled development was a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental and Monterrey, Mexico-based Zinc Nacional, which had said the project planned for the site of a former BorgWarner automotive factory would have created up to 90 jobs over several years.
Bloomberg analyzed the contribution to gross domestic product by industry and government in all 50 states to create the diversity index. Indiana’s GDP is most dependent on manufacturing and least dependent on government.
Starting Jan. 1, Develop Indy will change the way it awards millions of dollars in tax abatements and training grants annually. Only businesses that pay workers at least $18 an hour, give them access to health care benefits and support other community programs will be eligible.
Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. said the electric arc-furnace unit will be in Sinton, Texas, about 25 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
Private sector employment in Indiana grew by 6,800 in June over the previous month and is up more than 37,000 over the year, the state said.
The next few years will be big for Fortville as it launches several projects near downtown that aim to make the area more pedestrian-friendly and draw in more businesses.
After nine years of managing the state’s investments in startups, the not-for-profit Elevate Ventures has had some wins, but more losses—as measured by the number of companies that paid back at least as much as they took in.
Mayor Andy Cook announced Tuesday that he has appointed a new leader for the department of community development, which includes the building department and the planning and zoning department. The hiring follows the departure of Matt Skelton.
An electric vehicle startup has halted plans to start production at a northern Indiana factory and hire more than 450 workers.
The massive project, which includes industrial, residential and commercial uses, would take place on largely undeveloped land near the State Road 32/38 split.
Roundtripper Baseball Academy is expanding its baseball facilities in Westfield and The Peterson Co. plans to build an office and warehouse facility for a Fishers company that plans to relocate.
But first—Chris Jensen said—the city needs to take steps that will help guide and keep a handle on the coming influx of residents and businesses.