Japanese culture will be on display at the Indiana State Fair next year. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced today, while
traveling on a economic development mission in Japan, that the Asian country will be featured in its own exhibit at the fair
for the first time in 2010.
Don’t expect the contingent traveling with Gov. Mitch Daniels on his 10-day trade mission to China and Japan to return to
Indiana with a major commitment from an Asian company.
Indy Partnership CEO Ron Gifford is traveling with Gov. Mitch Daniels and a delegation of Hoosier business and community
leaders on a trip to Asia through Sept. 16. Gifford is blogging about his experiences as he works to bring
new jobs and investment to the economic development group’s 10-county Indianapolis region. Bookmark this
page and check back for updates.
Harley-Davidson Inc. officials were in Shelby County yesterday assessing it as a location for a new motorcycle plant, but
it isn’t yet clear how the county stacks up to other U.S. locales that also are in the running for the economic-development
Compared to most of the rest of the state and nation, Indianapolis is an occupational dynamo.
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.
For the last half-decade, Indianapolis has shown greater job gains than any other large city in the Midwest. During the same period, the Indy Partnership has been responsible for the area’s economic development.