Kevin Brinegar

South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his economic plan last week pushing to increase the minimum wage and expand unions. Reactions to the plan in Buttigieg’s home state have been mixed.

Indiana Health Goals Fall Short In Economic Report

Jun 12, 2019

Indiana has made strides in a plan to improve the state’s economic outlook but a number of health measures could be holding back progress.

Indiana businesses are concerned the escalated trade war between the United States and China will hurt their financial future.

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Samantha Horton

Indiana is the most manufacturing heavy state in the country – but a new report says the top of that list may not be the best place to be.

Lauren Chapman

Indiana lawmakers this legislative session will be urged by some to raise Indiana’s cigarette tax by $2. 

Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar discusses the annual employer survey with Senior Vice President Tom Schuman and Vice President for Education and Workforce Development Jason Bearce. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

For the first time in the 11 years of the Indiana Chamber’s annual employer survey, more than half of the respondents say they left jobs vacant in the past year because a lack of qualified applicants has made it difficult to fill those unoccupied jobs.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is prioritizing workforce development and STEM education as part of its 2019 legislative agenda, and supports a key change to the state’s governance structure.

Pediatrician Emily Scott says raising the state tobacco tax will help reduce children's exposure to tobacco. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A coalition determined to get Indiana’s cigarette tax increased by $2 a pack will make another push in 2019.

Indiana school districts with 2,000 or fewer students lag behind academically as compared to larger corporations, according to a study commissioned by the Indiana Chamber and released Tuesday.

The report, conducted by researchers at Ball State University, found that the enrollment size of a school corporation correlates with student test scores and access to college prep courses.

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.