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Q&A: Meet Rep. Jack Jordan, focusing on education and economic development

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Jack Jordan, R-Bremen, plans to partner with his colleagues to work on a balanced budget, infrastructure needs and education during […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Earl Harris Jr., continuing the family tradition

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing on the Harris political legacy, Sen. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago, plans to spark economic development and education, not only in his hometown, […]

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Holcomb shares economic development plan with few funding details

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb announced his economic agenda Tuesday but offered few new ideas and little information about how he would fund it. Holcomb’s proposal includes building a fourth port on the Ohio River, a $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship plan, and growing the Regional Cities Initiative […]

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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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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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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 jobs are headed to the Hoosier state. Amazon.com announced on Tuesday the company would add 10,000 jobs nationwide. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “It’s great to see […]

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Indiana Chamber discusses state’s report card

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber presented its 2015 national rankings report, more specifically known as the Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card, on Thursday. The progress plan was put into place in 2012 and includes 33 goals to achieve in four main areas: Outstanding Talent Attractive Business Climate Superior Infrastructure Dynamic and […]

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Pence visits Cummins plant in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence finished his third day in Beijing by observing Indiana-headquartered Cummins Inc.’s role in the innovation and production of clean technology. “Technology developed by Hoosiers in Columbus is powering Cummins engines built around the world, including here in China,” Pence said in a statement. “As Cummins grows and […]

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Video & story: Pence signs regional cities legislation

Pence signs Regional Cities bill into law from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Wednesday that he said would have a “transformational effect” on the state by establishing the Regional City Initiative. The Republican governor, who made the effort part of his agenda, said […]

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Pence is headed to China for another trade mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is packing his bags in anticipation of a trip to China, which will focus on creating economic opportunities and partnerships between the country and our state. Pence will leave on May 9 for a weeklong trip and will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, the capital city of […]

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