MillerWhite LLC, an Indianapolis-based marketing and communications firm, recently signed a deal to produce
a new logo, tag line and Web site for the Shelby County Development Corp., a Shelbyville-based economic development organization.
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
Indiana’s struggling gambling industry didn’t get the relief it sought during the special session of the Indiana General Assembly. But embedded within the budget bill approved June 30 is a provision creating a gambling summer study committee. Its recommendations, due by Dec. 1, may make or break several of Indiana’s casinos.
With a town government behind them, Fairland-area residents hope any future growth will be to their benefit.
Hoosiers workers—including those who work at casinos—deserve a healthy, smoke-free workplace.
Knauf Insulation is cutting 11 percent of its work force in Shelbyville as the recession prolongs the housing downturn that
began two years ago.
Because major employers in Shelby County have laid off workers, Major Hospital isn’t getting as much income from employer-based
medical insurance plans.
The next few weeks will be critical for the state’s two new racinos, which need to open with a splash to meet their ambitious
projections of drawing more than 3 million visitors apiece annually. Hoosier Park in Anderson will open June 2, and Indiana
Downs in Shelbyville will follow a week later.
During their first half-decade in operation, the state's casino slots machines grew their total sales to $22 billion,
according to Indiana Gaming Commission records. But in the last five years, slot sales grew just 18 percent, reaching $25.9
billion in 2006. That's what business textbooks call a maturing market.
French Lick Resorts & Casino is already struggling, less than four months after its launch. And the casino’s owners are downright
terrified legislators soon will allow both of the state’s horse-racing tracks to become “racinos” and add up to 5,000 slot