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Indiana has a new secretary of commerce.

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Apple plans to invest $100 million to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in central Indiana as a part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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The state of Indiana’s economic development arm has a new, temporary leader after Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger abruptly stepped down last week.

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Indiana small businesses – particularly in the hospitality industry – are a step closer to getting help from the state to recover from the pandemic.

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Small businesses in Indiana are one step closer to having access to additional financial aid from the state. House Bill 1004, passed by the Indiana House Tuesday, will provide funds to help small businesses that have been hit hard during the pandemic.

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Republican legislative leaders are supportive of the Regional Recovery Program Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled in his State of the State address.

PPE Shipments To Indiana Schools Will Begin Soon

Jul 9, 2020
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Indiana officials say the state will soon begin shipping personal protective equipment to Hoosier schools as they prepare to reopen to in-person classes.

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Indiana will launch a PPE marketplace Wednesday for Hoosier small businesses - many of whom must use the safety gear under the state’s reopening guidelines.

The portal – run by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation – will connect businesses of no more than 150 employees with Indiana companies that are producing the critical supplies.

Once a major manufacturing plant in the state, Fort Wayne’s General Electric campus revitalization project took a major step forward Thursday when developers announced a new anchor tenant after months of delays.

Cummins Invests $68 Million For Expansion In Indiana

May 17, 2019
Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger announces the company's new investments in Indiana. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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Indiana-based Cummins announced plans for new growth as it celebrates 100 years. While at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, the engine manufacturer announced it is looking towards the next century.

Indianapolis Tech Company MetaCX Announces Expansion

May 14, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb joined by city and MetaCX leaders gives remarks on the tech companies growth. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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An Indianapolis-based software start-up announced Tuesday it’s expanding and hiring as many as 75 employees over the next four years.

Inside Purdue University's new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, robots fabricate pieces, then hand them off to one another for testing – all without humans touching the parts. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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Numbers released this week showed widespread declines in manufacturing productivity across the country last year.

A trucking company moving from Illinois to Indiana is the latest of dozens of companies that have made that switch in recent years.

It’s a boon to struggling northwest Indiana economies that Indiana officials say is thanks to their state’s business-friendly tax and regulatory structure.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says at least 55 companies have moved some or all of their business from Illinois to Indiana in the past two years. They say that will create more than 5,500 jobs and $610 million in investment.

Layoffs began Thursday at the Carrier factory in Indianapolis, where last year President-elect Donald Trump celebrated a deal to save jobs from moving to Mexico.

Holcomb Departs For Trade Mission In Hungary, France

Jun 11, 2017

Eric Holcomb leaves Monday for his first international economic development trip as governor. He’ll spend 10 days in Hungary and France, hoping to shore up global ties for Indiana’s top-earning manufacturing and automotive industries.

Indiana is already a center of investment for countries that include Japan and Germany. But the Indiana Economic Development Corporation says the Hoosier State will be the first to create what it calls a “formal framework with Hungary” to promote business and trade development.

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