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Crouch, OCRA announce new rural strategic plan

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced their new rural strategy Wednesday at a press conference held in Greensburg, Indiana. The public announcement touched on the five strategic priorities, which will set the agency’s direction for the next few years: Provide opportunities […]

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Poor people’s campaign protests for 24 hours outside governor’s home

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nonviolent protestors representing the national Poor People’s Campaign camped outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s home in north Indianapolis for 24 hours of political action Monday and Tuesday. The members packed food, water, protest signs and, for some, diapers and zip ties to bind themselves to the gates of the residence […]

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Holcomb names new IURC member

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Holcomb names new IURC member

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has named Stefanie Krevda to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created by the expiration of Angela Weber’s term.  “Once again, the nominating committee brought me three great candidates to fill this vacancy. After careful consideration, I chose Stefanie Krevda. I know she will be […]

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Holcomb, IEDC to partner with Israeli Innovation Authority on agbiosciences

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation are looking outside the country to advance agbiosciences. Wednesday, Holcomb and the Indiana ag-biosciences delegation met with the Israel Innovation Authority in Tel Aviv, Israel to discuss ways to use private sector partnerships between Indiana and Israeli businesses. IEDC and IIA […]

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Jobs initiative funds training for new workers

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative continues to help Hoosier employers with training. Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb participated in a roundtable discussion and tour of Custom Concrete in Westfield, one of a number companies in Indiana that is participating in a program to receive Next Level Jobs funds for training new […]

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Holcomb’s workforce cabinet outlines key issues, goals in first meeting

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Business leaders from across Indiana came together to discuss the challenges they’re facing as the governor’s newly-constituted workforce cabinet met for the first time Tuesday. Amy Brown, vice president of Flexible Concepts, spoke for many of those gathered at the Indiana State Library when she said the biggest challenge she […]

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India-based tech company will build training center at old Indianapolis airport

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A technology company from India is planning to bring 3,000 new jobs to Indiana by 2023 as part of a plan to build a new training center at the old Indianapolis airport site. Leaders of Infosys were joined by Vice President Mike Pence as well as state and local leaders Thursday […]

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Holcomb stresses importance of collaboration in workforce development

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Various business and policy leaders got the inside scoop Wednesday on how Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to improve Indiana’s workforce development.  Holcomb participated in a question and answer event led by Tom Guevara, director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The […]

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Holcomb names members to new workforce cabinet

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Eric Holcomb’s workforce development agenda continues to move forward as he picks the latest members of his workforce cabinet. On Wednesday, Holcomb announced 13 appointments to Indiana’s Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, a group created in the regular session to assess and realign the state’s workforce development programs and services.  “We […]

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New state post will focus on rural broadband access

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new position for supporting broadband coverage across the state is now accepting applications.  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced that interested candidates are now able to apply for the post of director of Broadband Opportunities, which will focus on supporting broadband coverage throughout Indiana.   “The lack of quality and affordable […]

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