Gov. Mike Pence will have met with every major Japanese employer in central Indiana by the time he returns Sept. 14 from his first overseas trade mission. Pence is trying to drum up new investment while thanking the companies that have had a presence here for decades.
Hoosier Gasket Corp. received the Export Achievement Award for its recent success in Eastern Europe and China.
The two leading candidates for governor offered starkly different plans for improving the state's economy Thursday. Democrat John Gregg wants the state to increase exports by 50 percent. Mike Pence pushed for programs to help students graduate from college within four years.
Cummins Inc.—a company that quadrupled its profits in two years—has shifted to cost-cutting mode amid a drop in global sales, but the Columbus-based engine manufacturer says it’s still on track to increase sales from $18 billion in 2011 to $30 billion in 2015.
While Indiana exports overall rose 12 percent in 2011, to a record $32.2 billion, shipments to Afghanistan rocketed 323 percent, to $828 million.
Indiana logistics firms and their manufacturing clients could gain new export opportunities to China if the country follows through on plans to reduce taxes on imported goods.
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.
Regulations aimed at stopping invasive species are too stiff.