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Indiana may have a fourth port

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that Indiana may be gaining a fourth port. The Ports of Indiana, a statewide port authority which serves the state on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, agreed to buy 725 acres near Lawrenceburg. That land could serve as a fourth port to Indiana and help provide […]

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Jobs initiative transforming Indianapolis neighborhood

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, toured a historically troubled Indianapolis neighborhood Monday to learn how residents’ lives are being transformed through initiatives that provide jobs and second chances. Brookside is a neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis that has, in the past, been an area of high crime […]

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Indiana program connects skill development with workplace needs

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb along with the Markle Foundation and Microsoft on Thursday announced Skillful Indiana, which will bring new investment, partners and innovation to Indiana’s workforce agenda. Skillful Indiana will help people find high-demand jobs and develop the skills they need to fill them as well as help employers […]

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Holcomb, business owners talk tech

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tuesday morning, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and a group of panelists met at Smash Social, an Indianapolis coffee shop, to discuss ways to empower Hoosier small businesses. Panelists included government officials, business owners, entrepreneurs and a representative from Amazon. “More than half of all items sold on Amazon come […]

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Commission recommends local vote on alcohol permits

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A commission reviewing the state’s alcohol laws recommended Friday that legislatures give communities a voice on how many alcohol permits would be allowed in some areas. The Alcohol Code Revision Commission voted on the final recommendations for lawmakers to consider in the 2019 legislative session after a two-year process […]

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Holcomb’s office ordered to turn over Pence-Trump communications

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A Marion Superior Court judge has ordered the governor’s office to turn over emails and documents related to efforts by former Gov. Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump and Carrier Corp. to save jobs at the local factory. The order by Judge Heather Welch says Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration violated the state’s […]

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Unemployment remains low, though rates are climbing slightly

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Even though Indiana’s unemployment rate remains below the national average of 3.9 percent, about one-third of the state’s counties have rates higher than that. Data released Monday by the state’s Department of Workforce Development show county unemployment rates range from a high of 5.9 percent in Vermillion to a low of […]

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Holcomb meets with Italy-based company bringing headquarters to Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb and Delaware county officials met with Italy-based company Filtrec S.p.A. earlier this week as the company announced its first U.S. operation will be in Daleville, Indiana. Filtrec, which manufactures filters and filter elements, is investing $1.3 million in their North American headquarters, which will be in Delaware […]

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Economic development trips aim to boost auto, agriculture businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will lead international economic development trips in September to Italy and Canada respectively.  Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger will lead a three-day delegation to northern Italy to meet with business prospects interested in expanding in the […]

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Holcomb announces $1 billion in infrastructure spending

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a $1 billion investment in infrastructure projects Tuesday, funded by a 35 percent increase in toll rates for heavy duty vehicles on the Indiana toll road. “Today we’re sending a big message to the world that Indiana is making a huge investment in our […]

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