The move comes as the Indiana Economic Development Corp. faces pushback for its exploration of a plan to pump massive sums of water from Wabash River aquifers for a high-tech manufacturing district in Boone County.
Testing shows ‘abundant water’ supply to support LEAP District, state says
Initial findings show that an aquifer connected to the Wabash River contains enough water to support a high-tech manufacturing district in Boone County without depriving the Greater Lafayette region of an adequate water supply, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.Read More
UPDATE: Citizens Energy to supply water for LEAP District
The move by Citizens Energy Group comes amid ongoing recruitment efforts by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to lure companies in high-tech industries to Boone County.Read More
Lafayette leaders want answers about water usage for IEDC’s Boone County tech park
A group of elected officials, business leaders and community members in the Lafayette area are drafting a letter to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. seeking details about the state’s plans to draw water from the Wabash River aquifer.Read More
Subaru pressing ahead with plans for $158M expansion in Lafayette
The automaker, which announced its expansion plans just weeks before COVID-19 began disrupting the economy, says the project won’t be affected by the pandemic.Read More
The move comes as the Indiana Economic Development Corp. faces questions about its plan to tap the Wabash River aquifer and withdraw as much as 100 million gallons per day for an advanced manufacturing district in central Indiana.
The group, “Stop the Water Steal,” plans to lead a letter-writing campaign to local and state officials, urging them to stop the pipeline, slow its progress or minimize its impact on community water resources.
West Lafayette City Council members expressed a desire for more research from third parties and greater transparency from Indiana Economic Development Corp. officials, who they said have not approached them about the proposed pipeline.
Two state lawmakers are drafting legislation that would create a permitting process and require a deeper public review of any effort in the state to pump 10 million gallons or more per day from a community’s aquifer. Meanwhile, the West Lafayette City Council is poised to consider a resolution Monday night opposing the IEDC’s plans.
Strict limits on crowd sizes in Mackey Arena at Purdue University for the NCAA tourney will dampen the tourism impact, but the games are still the biggest events to hit the West Lafayette area since the pandemic started.
The one-semester program, which includes both on-the-road driver training and academic instruction, is set to begin in January at Ivy Tech campuses in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Lawrenceburg.
IndyGo is among transit operators nationwide that will share $25 billion in federal aid as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
The automaker says it will invest $158 million to build a new service parts facility and add a transmission assembly shop. The 4.7-million-square-foot plant produces about 410,000 vehicles each year.
Old Town’s sister companies are continuing to develop projects in Carmel, working on a large mixed-use development that will help transform downtown Westfield, and expanding their reach into West Lafayette, where the company is part of a $1 billion project being constructed next to Purdue University’s campus.
The Lafayette factory now has about 5,700 workers and, in April, produced its 4 millionth vehicle since opening in 1989.
The five-story development will include 96 luxury apartments, a regional headquarters and branch office for the bank, and space for a restaurant or retail business.
St. Vincent Health will close its long-term acute hospital in Lafayette in the next two months, leaving as many as 83 workers without jobs. St. Vincent will continue to operate its other Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.
Bloomington led the nation as the No. 1 small city in medical devices and equipment.
Toyota is halting production at six North American car-assembly plants—including Indiana facilities in Princeton and
Lafayette—beginning the week of Feb. 1 to fix gas pedals that could stick and cause acceleration without warning.