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
The Indianapolis office of New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers is adding 20 consultants following the accounting firm’s
purchase of a portion of McLean, Va.-based BearingPoint Inc.
For a city feverishly growing its technology and life sciences sectors, it seemed a bit anticlimactic last January when
Purdue University dedicated its new technology center with only one tenant. But the lone tenant in the $12.8
million complex, FlamencoNets, a high-tech telecommunications firm, is about to get some company.
Federal stimulus funds and greenhouse-gas legislation have the potential to spark a green version of the Gold Rush. Many Indiana
firms are retooling to sell products or services that are or might soon be in demand.
The Hamilton County Alliance economic development group has spun off its Entrepreneurship Advancement Center, which serves
fast-growing startup businesses in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and the rest of Hamilton County.
More emerging life science companies have found life in the form of federal
Small Business Innovation Research grants.
Economic development officials like the stability of the food business, though wages typically are mediocre.
Jobs created by the new manufacturing plant have been offset by losses elsewhere in the community, and related development
remains scarce. But local officials remain optimistic about Honda’s long-term impact.
Compared to most of the rest of the state and nation, Indianapolis is an occupational dynamo.
If certain people in Hancock County have their way, one of the fastest-growing new industries here could be adult education.
Healthy banks have adopted stronger risk prevention measures for good reasons, but it’s important to know that well-performing
banks are still writing loans for small business and servicing their needs every day.
The state’s economic development leaders have been touting 2007 as a banner year that brought commitments for more than 22,000
new jobs, including positions in manufacturing, logistics and life sciences. But almost 20 percent of the announced jobs would
be in call centers–jobs that typically pay near or below the state’s $35,000 average annual wage.
Republic Airways Holdings plans to add more than 1,000 jobs, including some at its Indianapolis headquarters, thanks to a deal to fly larger aircraft for US Airways and its first contract to fly for Continental Airlines.