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Cloud service provider prepares to move headquarters to Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A global cloud services provider and leader in enterprise crowdsourcing is preparing to make Indianapolis home to its corporate headquarters. Appirio Inc. announced Friday it will invest $7.7 million over the next five years in Indianapolis to build on its continued growth in the area. The company is moving its […]

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Pence to head to Japan next month on jobs mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is preparing for a second trip to Japan to strengthen the business ties between the country and the U.S. “Indiana’s bond with Japan goes back nearly 100 years and with more than 46,000 Hoosiers employed by Japanese businesses across the state, we once again head to Japan […]

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Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contributions to tourism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III is being recognized for his long-standing contributions made to the tourism and business sectors of the Hoosier capital. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Hudnut is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership […]

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Commentary: Too early for a celebration

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Commentary: Too early for a celebration

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s office gave itself a pat on the back, but the pat should have been halfhearted. The news the Pence administration touted was about jobs. Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in July – down to 4.7 percent, which is below the national average and well below the 5.8 […]

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Pence leading jobs mission to New York

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence is accompanying a group of Hoosier business leaders and economic development professionals on a two-day jobs mission to the New York metropolitan area. The assembly of Indiana top business men will meet with a number of location advisors, developers and company executives from the New York metropolitan area, […]

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Group recommends a significant reduction in IPL’s requested rate hike

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An agency that represents customers says Indianapolis Power & Light doesn’t need to raise customer rates as much as it has proposed to keep customers safe and electric service reliable. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor has recommended that state regulators approve only 8 percent of IPL’s proposed […]

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Low unemployment could mean trouble for businesses seeking workers

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent in June for the first time in more than seven years as the state’s labor force continued to expand. The rate – which measures the number of people who are actively seeking work but unemployed – fell to 4.9 percent from […]

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Cook Pharmica adds 70 jobs in Monroe County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Cook Pharmica, a privately-held contract development and manufacturing organization, plans to bring up to 70 new jobs to Monroe County by 2020. “With a $59 billion economic impact in Indiana, the strength of our life sciences industry has a tremendous effect throughout the state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a […]

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State ends contract with company enlisted to repair state’s image

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has decided to put an end to the contract with Porter Novelli and instead “focus resources on enhancing existing marketing efforts.” Porter Novelli was hired to help restore the state’s image after fallout from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The state cites a strong economy […]

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Pence visits farmers to survey flood damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall. He met with Hoosier farmers in Cass and Jasper counties to see how much damage has been done and to gauge the potential economic impact for farmers across Indiana. “Our farmers and agriculture industry […]

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