During the chamber’s annual legislative preview event—which was held virtually this year as a safety precaution—the organization announced its top five priorities for the session that starts in January.
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The report evaluated Indiana in four general areas—talent, business climate, infrastructure and creative culture—and considered educational attainment, per-capita income, government spending, health insurance premiums, smoking and obesity rates, energy prices, internet connectivity and entrepreneurship.
Passageways announced it would make its employee and board collaboration software free to aid not-for-profit organizations and government agencies challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. This week, Passageways expanded the offer to Indiana Chamber of Commerce members.
The chamber, in announcing its endorsement Tuesday, said the backing of Holcomb, a Republican, marks only the second time it has endorsed a candidate in a gubernatorial race.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Monday said one of its top legislative priorities was to get state lawmakers to pass laws to decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers and get vaping products out of the hands of young people.
The chamber announced Thursday morning that it has created the Institute for Workforce Excellence after its annual survey showed growing concern by employers over their ability to find qualified job applicants.
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.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced it would support the passage of a state law against bias crimes, marking the first time the organization has taken an official position on the issue.
It is the first time since the Indiana Chamber of Commerce began endorsing a candidate 10 years ago that it has not backed the Republican candidate for Senate.
Although lawmakers OK’d less than half the $50 million annual pledge business leaders wanted for expanding state-funded preschool, they passed a major infrastructure bill that businesses favored.
Organizers of the Indiana Tech & Innovation Council say a number of factors led to its creation, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Gov. Mike Pence signed into law in 2015.
Mark Lawrance spent 14 years at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce before heading to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute two years ago. Now he’s back at the Chamber in a new role.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Thursday that its board of directors has voted "overwhelmingly" to support expanding the state’s civil rights law to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity.
A leading Indiana business organization says it doesn't expect to get involved in what could be a contentious fight next year over whether to add a same-sex marriage ban to the state constitution.
Victories include a reduction in corporate income taxes, an overhaul of the state’s unemployment insurance system, and the weakening of an immigration bill that initially resembled a controversial Arizona law.
A new study shows Indiana’s public universities vary widely in how much money they spend to educate and graduate students, and that they have room for improvement relative to peer institutions.