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Racing to a victory: Indy sees tourism spike for 500

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When the green flag drops at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, there will be 350,000 race fans to witness the 100th running of the Indy 500. For Dillon Kaller, 24, it’s surreal to experience the Indy 500 festivities in person for the first time. Although Kaller is from […]

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Modern Indiana love stories are beautiful, but expensive

By Chelsea Howell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On November 22, 1956, high school sweethearts by the name of Marvin Sweeney and Valerie Jordan walked down the aisle and made one of the biggest commitments of their young lives to each other. Marvin, a recent Purdue University graduate, was nervous, but excited. For more than four years, […]

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Studebaker Factory converted into hub as a part of Regional Cities Initiative

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Studebaker Factory Buildings in South Bend will be transformed into a hub for education and innovation as a part of the area’s Regional Cities Initiative. Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb broke ground on the new development alongside area leaders Thursday. Pence said South Bend and the […]

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Intern networking event series returns this summer

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An intern networking event series will return this summer at three Indianapolis locations to encourage community engagement. Officials with Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber, said each of the events will offer interns professional development and networking opportunities, in addition to time to […]

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New website designed to streamline starting a new business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders have launched a business website in an effort to streamline the steps for starting a new business. Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Monday launched INBiz, the first phase of the state’s business one-stop web portal. On INBiz, business owners will be able to complete […]

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The Indy 500 is a sell-out and that’s good for state’s economy

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in years, the Indy 500 is sold out. Indianapolis Motor Speedway leadership made the announcement on the steps of the Statehouse alongside Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Friday. “When people ask ‘What’s the race going to be like this year?’ I […]

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Sanders joins Indiana in outrage surrounding Carrier cutting jobs

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and several other political leaders on the Statehouse steps Friday to rally against the loss of working-class jobs. In February, Carrier Corporation and United Technologies announced plans to relocate more than 1,400 jobs to Mexico. The companies are known for […]

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Ceremony held to honor fallen Hoosiers workers

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehosueFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — At a special ceremony at the Statehouse Thursday, families mourned the loss of loved ones who died while at work. “This year we are honoring the lives of 171 Hoosiers tragically killed on the job,” said Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO. Local union leaders, coworkers and […]

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Solar energy will soon light up southwest Indiana

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Duke Energy and the U.S. Navy will partner to make Indiana’s power supply more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Leaders from both organizations announced plans Wednesday for 70,000 solar panels to be built on a 145-acre plot of land at the southwest Indiana base, Naval Support Activity Crane. The panels […]

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Two companies to add more than 600 Hoosier jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday proved to be a big day in the Hoosier state as two companies announced plans to open facilities across Indiana. Knight Transportation and Indiana Composites will add nearly 650 new jobs to the state by 2021. Knight Transportation to open new center Knight Transportation will open a new Regional Operations Service […]

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