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Holcomb shares economic development plan with few funding details

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb announced his economic agenda Tuesday but offered few new ideas and little information about how he would fund it. Holcomb’s proposal includes building a fourth port on the Ohio River, a $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship plan, and growing the Regional Cities Initiative […]

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E-commerce company opens Plainfield fulfillment center

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An e-commerce company that sells a wide range items, including garden supplies, sporting goods and baby products, plans to create 75 new jobs at a new distribution center by 2021. VMInnovations has renovated a Plainfield fulfillment center and in July began filling orders for its website as well as different […]

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New Kohl’s distribution center coming to Plainfield

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Kohl’s plans to open a new distribution center for online orders in Plainfield and create up to 300 new full-time jobs by 2018. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana continues to prove why it is a national logistics leader,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement Friday. The national retailer […]

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Disaster loans available for August severe weather damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Howard and surrounding counties will be able to apply for low-interest disaster loans to aid rebuilding after last month’s severe weather. Gov. Mike Pence’s office announced Thursday that the loans are now available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Kokomo has been hit hard by severe weather in recent years,” […]

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Attorneys, financial planners to offer advice at free event

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can receive free financial and legal advice during an upcoming event hosted by the Secretary of State’s office. Financial planners, attorneys and medical clinicians will be on hand to provide guidance at Straight Answer Saturday. “Many citizens don’t know where to turn when it comes to important questions about […]

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Federal disaster loans requested for Howard County after severe weather

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal low-interest disaster loans for Howard County after last month’s severe weather. If declared, nearby counties of Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Tipton, Grant and Miami would also quality for the loans. “The storms that began Aug. 24 hit many counties,” Pence said in a statement, “and […]

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Auto supply company brings new jobs to Carmel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Auto supply company Moriden America is expanding its Indiana operations and plans to create up to 32 new jobs in Carmel by 2017. “Locating in Indiana allows us access to a broad base of customers within close proximity to our facility,” Sumio Imori, the company’s vice president, said in a […]

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‘One-stop’ online tool adds new features for Hoosier businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier business owners will see changes the next time they visit INBiz, the state’s business one-stop web portal. INBiz, launched in April, includes services from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that allows business owners to register their business, file key reports and request key corporate documents. Now, owners also can […]

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Seymour company to invest nearly $100M in expansion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Aisin USA Manufacturing, a Japan-owned manufacturer of automotive parts, plans to expand its building in Seymour, Indiana and create 100 new jobs by the end of 2018. “Aisin USA is excited to expand and continue its operations in Seymour, Indiana,” said Jeff Nordman, executive vice president of Aisin USA Manufacturing, […]

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Ken’s Foods chooses Lebanon for new operation

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ken’s Foods, a national producer and distributor of dressings, sauces and marinades, plans to establish operations in Lebanon, Indiana and create up to 150 new jobs by 2018. “While undergoing our site selection diligence, we found that Indiana has a very strong manufacturing base with a unique combination of advanced […]

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