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ELKHART – The economic bond between three contiguous Northern Indiana counties shifted formally into a new era shortly after 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time this morning when the third county council in less than 7 days voted to approve the formation of a single Regional Development Authority (RDA). The new RDA will represent more than half a million people in 22 cities and towns throughout …Read Full Article
The Indiana State Bar Association Service Committee, in coordination with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH), will present the “Attorney General’s Cup” trophy to the firm Burke Costanza & Carberry for winning in the March Against Hunger competition’s “Large Firm” division for the fourth consecutive year. The firm raised $4,302.70 in monetary donations and collected 257 pounds of food, …Read Full Article
WEST LAFAYETTE – The fourthannual Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Securitywill be held June 7-20 at Purdue University, challenging graduate students from around the country to pool their research in various areas of study in finding innovative ways to alleviate world hunger.
In attendance will be 40 graduate students selected from 23 universities, including Purdue, from across the United States. Participants were …Read Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory Sunday, May 24, in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In driving his No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to victory, Montoya held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by 0.1046 of a second – the fourth-closest …Read Full Article
CROWN POINT –To discover more innovators and encourage more innovation to make Northwest Indiana more competitive, The Society of Innovators of Ivy Tech Community College announced today its 7-county “Expedition Innovation 2015 – ‘A Call for Nominations.’ ” The Expedition will run between June 2 and June 17, 2015 and help kick off the second decade of The Society of Innovators. Meanwhile, nominations open tomorrow …Read Full Article
ELKHART – General Motors honored local supply chain company, Kem Krest Corporation, as one of its best global suppliers during its 23rd annual ‘Supplier of the Year’awards ceremony last month in Detroit.
CEO Mary Barra and other GM executives recognized 78 suppliers (out of 20,000) from around the world to receive the award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers …Read Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith today announced that Ted McKinney, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will assume additional responsibilities for agri-business economic development within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Although McKinney’s primary role will remain as Director of ISDA, he will also serve as Director of Agri-Business Development for the IEDC.
Lt. …Read Full Article
Several bills related to Indiana higher education were successful in this year’s legislative session, including many aligned to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s goals for increased college completion, academic quality and return on investment.
The following key higher education policies have been signed into law or await the Governor’s signature:
2016-2017 State Budget (House Enrolled Act 1001)
Return and Complete: The budget includes …Read Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann congratulates municipalities throughout Indiana who are in the national spotlight for their hard work and planning for current and future community and economic development opportunities. Indianapolis was selected as the site for a National Promise Zone and eleven other communities were named quarter-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition.
“This is an exciting time for community planning and economic …Read Full Article