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Pence, utility leaders plan 1-day mission trip to Toronto

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and a delegation of business and utility leaders will leave Wednesday for a one-day jobs mission to Toronto, a trip aimed at strengthening the state’s economic ties to Canada. “Canada is already the destination for billions of dollars’ worth of Hoosier-built products,” Pence said in a statement. […]

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Pence wraps up UK trip with more business meetings

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence wrapped up his job-hunting mission Wednesday by meeting with a company he said is considering Indiana for its U.S. operations – but his office wouldn’t reveal the firm’s name or any details. “Out of respect for the company, we cannot share further details about the company […]

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Pence to travel to UK for aerospace trade mission

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence will travel to the United Kingdom next month to focus on creating new aviation and aerospace jobs in Indiana British companies already employ more than 30,000 Hoosiers. “We made it a priority that our next Indiana job hunting trip would be to the United Kingdom,” Pence […]

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Pence spokeswoman says New York trip was about economic development

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A trip to New York this week by Gov. Mike Pence has become controversial: He says it’s about economic development while critics say it’s about presidential politics. Pence lead a delegation of 14 Hoosiers to New York City, where his press secretary said he held a series of business […]

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Pence says Germans, Hoosiers share common goals, values

By Ally Marlow TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence told an audience of business and government leaders gathered Wednesday in Berlin that the mutual values and goals of Germany and Indiana will allow an already stable relationship to keep flourishing and help everyone reach prosperity. “In America we speak of life, liberty, and the pursuit […]

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Pence’s first day in Germany includes visits with service members

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence visited Ramstein Air Base on Monday, the first stop on his jobs and economic development tour in Germany. Pence said he was honored to visit the base, which serves as headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Europe and home to the 86th Airlift Wing. He and first lady Karen […]

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Pence to leave for German trade mission

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence, first lady Karen Pence and other state officials will be visiting Germany for a one-week trade mission starting Saturday to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. “As the third largest foreign source of Hoosier jobs, Germany plays a pivotal role in our Hoosier economy,” said Pence. […]

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State will work with Pew on economic development, transparency program

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana as one of seven states to participate in its 18-month Business Incentives Initiative. The program is partnered with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in an effort to discover effective business practices for economic development and remaining transparent to the public. In […]

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State unemployment rate drops again in February

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in February, when the number of unemployed Hoosiers fell to less than 200,000 for the first time in more than five years. Over the past year, the state’s unemployment rate has declined 1.8 percentage points – the fourth largest decrease in the […]

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GE to bring jet engine plant, 200 jobs to Lafayette

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The world’s largest jet engine manufacturer announced Wednesday that it will invest $100 million into a new assembly plant in Lafayette and create as many as 200 jobs by 2020. General Electric Aviation will build a 225,000 square foot facility to assemble its new LEAP engine as part of […]

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