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Unemployment remains low, though rates are climbing slightly

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Even though Indiana’s unemployment rate remains below the national average of 3.9 percent, about one-third of the state’s counties have rates higher than that. Data released Monday by the state’s Department of Workforce Development show county unemployment rates range from a high of 5.9 percent in Vermillion to a low of […]

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Holcomb meets with Italy-based company bringing headquarters to Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb and Delaware county officials met with Italy-based company Filtrec S.p.A. earlier this week as the company announced its first U.S. operation will be in Daleville, Indiana. Filtrec, which manufactures filters and filter elements, is investing $1.3 million in their North American headquarters, which will be in Delaware […]

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Economic development trips aim to boost auto, agriculture businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will lead international economic development trips in September to Italy and Canada respectively.  Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger will lead a three-day delegation to northern Italy to meet with business prospects interested in expanding in the […]

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Holcomb announces $1 billion in infrastructure spending

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a $1 billion investment in infrastructure projects Tuesday, funded by a 35 percent increase in toll rates for heavy duty vehicles on the Indiana toll road. “Today we’re sending a big message to the world that Indiana is making a huge investment in our […]

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FCC unveils new rules for building faster internet connections

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Connecting to the internet once meant plugging into the landline at home and waiting for a screeching modem to make the connection while today access to the web comes in a wireless device that can fit in the palm of one’s hand. As internet access becomes a necessity for everyday life […]

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IDEM seeks input on how to reduce diesel emissions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is seeking public comments on its report of how to use nearly $41 million in the state’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund. The public has until Sept. 28 to comment on the plan, which is aimed at projects that will reduce the amount […]

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Broadband internet access could have a payout for the state as a whole

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana could see a net economic gain of almost $12 billion dollars over 20 years if an investment is made to extend broadband internet into less populated areas. According to a study done by Purdue University agricultural economists, after analyzing costs and benefits with installing broadband in rural areas, the […]

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Gateway to Work program rolling out for Healthy Indiana participants

Editor’s note: The story and headline have been corrected to reflect the fact that the Gateway to Work Program is not a proposal but is in the process of being implemented beginning next January. It affects the Healthy Indiana Plan and that the rollout will be completed by July 2020. Allison Taylor is now the […]

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Alcohol code revision meeting turns to training of local enforcement boards

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One of the first Alcohol Code Revision Commission meetings under new Chairman Bill Davis ended with worries that local boards of the state’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission are not being trained properly. After two hours of discussion on the meeting’s scheduled items Friday, a line-up that included finding an […]

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Farming experts try to educate public, stay afloat in trade war

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The soybean has become a de facto symbol of the Indiana farmer.   Shuttles carrying families from the south to the north venues of the Indiana State Fair, a hub for state agriculturalists, are emblazoned with signs that read “powered by soy diesel.” Near the Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Glass […]

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