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Business coalition: Federal tax could raise prices 20 percent

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­­­­­­­­­ — A coalition of business owners is concerned that a proposed tax could force them to raise prices. The group, called Americans for Affordable Products, is asking the state’s congressional delegation to oppose the border adjustment tax being discussed by House Republicans. The tax would penalize American companies that import […]

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Later school start date fails with a tie vote

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Some Hoosier students will continue to go back to school as early as July after an effort to push the school start back date to the end of August failed.  “Ten years ago school started starting earlier. Now there are schools that are starting in July,” Sen. Jean Leising, […]

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‘One-stop’ online tool adds new features for Hoosier businesses

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier business owners will see changes the next time they visit INBiz, the state’s business one-stop web portal. INBiz, launched in April, includes services from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office that allows business owners to register their business, file key reports and request key corporate documents. Now, owners also can […]

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Two IEDC associates promoted to oversee business development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation promoted two of its associates to oversee the organization’s business development efforts. The two associates with new titles are Dale Buuck, who is now serving as the vice president of international business development, and Rollie Helmling who is the new vice president of domestic business […]

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Record numbers expected at this year’s Gen Con

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – “The best four days in gaming” has returned to Indianapolis for the 14th time, and this year Gen Con expects to break records. “After 13 years of hosting Gen Con, it’s clear that Indy gets Gen Con and Gen Con gets Indy,” Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy, […]

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Indiana to support United Kingdom-based companies, Brexit or not

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is showing support of companies based in the United Kingdom as they face financial and political uncertainty after Brexit – the country’s vote to leave the European Union. The state will show an ad to an Indiana delegation attending the 2016 International Farnborough Air Show, which is held […]

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Indiana, Israel exchange economic, cybersecurity ideas at business summit

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For the second year, Gov. Mike Pence joined business and government leaders Monday at the Indiana-Israel Business Exchange in an effort to strengthen economic ties and collaboration between the two states. Leaders of Israeli and Indiana businesses gathered with members from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Elevate Ventures, Indiana University […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Simplyfing the business application process for veterans

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS­­ — Veterans who want to start a business in Indiana could open their doors faster when a new law goes into effect next month. “Essentially, I wanted to […]

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Gregg’s economic plan includes statewide pre-K, LGBT rights

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor, and runningmate Christina Hale shared their ideas in order to grow Indiana’s economy in a 35-point plan Monday. “The truth is Indiana’s economy is not doing as well as it could,” said Gregg. “and it’s not doing as nearly as well as it […]

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New pet food manufacturing facility to create 150 jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Blue Buffalo Pet Products, a leading producer of natural pet foods, announced plans Tuesday to create a new manufacturing facility in Richmond, creating up to 165 new jobs. “I’m excited to welcome Blue Buffalo to Indiana, which is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” Gov. Mike […]

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