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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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Unemployment rate drops – again

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been since September 2008, but House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, said officials need to “take a longer look before gushing praise.” According to the Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 6.4 […]

Bill to boost Indiana’s metro areas passes Senate

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill meant to find ways to help the state’s regional metropolitan areas is headed to Gov. Mike Pence to be signed into law. House Bill 1035 passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday. The bill requires the Indiana Economic Corporation to complete a study by Oct. 1 to determine […]

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Indiana Workforce Intelligence System to be renamed under House bill

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House passed a bill Tuesday that would rename the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System (IWIS) and establish a governance committee and executive director, House Bill 1003, authored by Rep. Steven Braun, R- Zionsville, would change IWIS’s name to the Indiana Network of Knowledge. It would also provide grants […]

Committee considers but doesn’t vote on new market tax credit

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Committee considers but doesn’t vote on new market tax credit

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee debated a bill Monday that’s meant to help establish businesses in economically-depressed areas but members postponed a vote following questions about its usefulness. Senate Bill 165, authored by Republican Sen. Randy Head of Logansport would distribute up to $10 million in tax credits to venture capital […]

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