As Gov. Eric Holcomb looks to fill the shoes of departing Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, he can forge a path for the Indiana Economic Development Corp. that focuses on fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem that makes Indiana the best place to start a business in America.
The organization seems to be taking gender equity issues seriously. But there appears to be a long way to go toward building a culture of equity, toward making sure it is part of the NCAA’s DNA in all matters.
Democratic senators represent about 40 million more voters than do Republican senators—a disproportion not reflected in the Senate’s 50/50 split, a split that depends upon Vice President Kamala Harris to wield a tie-breaking vote. And it is likely to get worse.
Not everyone had the luxury of working from home during the time known to most of us as “quarantine” or “lockdown.” It was heartwarming to see how many businesses continued to find ways to pay and support their hourly employees despite mandatory closures.
Revelation: Not all sports events are problem-free, irrespective of the athlete or spectator perspective.
At a time when Indianapolis could use every single dollar a visitor wants to spend, I’m happy to have teams whose fans are within a few hours’ drive of the city.
Railroads of all sizes play a huge role in our economy and will continue to be essential to a robust recovery—as long as legislators can avoid interfering.
However, we cannot forget what put our city, and the entire world, into these dire straits in the first place—a deadly pandemic that is not over yet.
Arts and culture feel like an easy pathway to support people of color and contribute to our city’s newfound commitment to racial equity.
The exceptional circumstances and unique demands of an event this complex provide an invaluable proving ground.
While some other areas across the country might have been interested in hosting the NCAA tournament bubble, by the time they could have raised their hands, Indianapolis already had the playbook in the hands of the NCAA.
There are strategic elements in place today, including a 5G lab in downtown Indianapolis and the Indy Autonomous Challenge scheduled at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year.
Nearly 600 visual artists, musicians, dancers, spoken-word artists and other creative-industry professionals have been employed to turn downtown into a sidewalk art gallery and outdoor cultural corridor connecting NCAA game sites to a showcase of 50 artworks and more than 250 live performances.
There’s a saying about successful college athletic programs: “They don’t rebuild, they reload.” After a year of unprecedented economic disruption and hardship, Indianapolis is well-positioned to both rebuild from COVID and reload with talent to drive our economy forward.
Indiana University is employing its extensive health sciences resources to support Indiana’s vaccine rollout, encourage Hoosiers to get vaccinated and address questions about vaccine safety and efficacy.
@e’re very encouraged by the introduction of House Bill 1008 in this year’s Indiana legislative session that would establish a $150 million fund, administered by the Indiana Department of Education, to provide resources to communities to combat learning loss throughout the state.