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Hosts, neighbors share tales about the impact of Airbnbs

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — After raising four kids in Oregon, Jenine Saxton and her husband moved to Richmond and were lonely without having friends in the area. “I began to dread being alone in an empty house,” Saxton said. “But as Indiana is the crossroads of America, we hoped if we opened an […]

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IKEA brings revenue, jobs to central Indiana

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — From comfy couches to colorful clocks, the country’s newest IKEA store offers thousands of items as well as a boost to central Indiana’s economy, bringing more jobs to the area and providing solar energy. “An average store generates $90 million revenue,” Richard Feinberg, professor of consumer science at […]

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Wind turbines spur property rights debate

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Some companies and citizens are at odds when it comes to who should have the power to determine where wind turbines are built. “I’ve lived in the same house for 60 years and I like to get to get up and see the sunrise not a bunch of metal […]

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Upstart tech company to create more than 250 new jobs

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — A year ago Brent Oakley’s idea for a business was just taking shape. Now he expects to create 250 more tech jobs in central Indiana by 2020. Fuzic, founded in 2016 in Fishers, provides location-based businesses with a way to create music playlists and audio announcements with a […]

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Manufacturers push lawmakers to address coming workforce shortage

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Over the next five to 10 years the state’s manufacturing companies are expected to lose between a quarter and half of their workforce, which is why the Indiana Manufacturers Association wants lawmakers to take action now. Brian Burton, president and CEO of the IMA, joined with representatives of manufacturing […]

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Direct flight from Indy to Paris to boost business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a victory for Gov. Eric Holcomb and businesses leaders across the state, Indianapolis has secured its first year-round nonstop flight to Europe. Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta Air Lines will fly the from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The flight will be scheduled at […]

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Agriculture experts educate lawmakers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rebecca Schroeder made a two-and-a-half-hour trip to the Statehouse from her northeast Indiana home so her daughter can have a career in Indiana agriculture. “I want there to be opportunities for her in the future in Indiana so she doesn’t have to go to another state to follow her […]

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Indiana and Chinese province celebrate 30-year partnership

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana and the Chinese province of Zhejiang approach the 30th anniversary of their partnership, Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed the agreement with Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, who traveled from China to mark the occasion. “They chose our state because of our great business climate, our balanced budgets, our […]

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Sanders rallies for jobs, condemns violence at Indy event

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rain could not stop thousands of Hoosiers from kicking off their week with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, on Monument Circle. The former presidential candidate launched his multi-state “Pickup Tour” in Indianapolis Monday afternoon with a focus on jobs and the economy. Sanders is hosting the tour in conjunction […]

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Holcomb to lead new trade mission to Japan

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  Gov. Eric Holcomb, business leaders and economic development officials will travel overseas next month to Japan to encourage investment and trade. “The cultural and economic ties between Indiana and Japan are storied and strong,” Holcomb said in a statement. “With more than 280 Japanese businesses operating in Indiana today, the […]

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