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Commentary: Mercantilism I … Is it local? Is it logical?

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Commentary: Mercantilism I … Is it local? Is it logical?

By Maryann O. Keating Indiana Policy Review This is one of two Indiana Policy Review articles addressing various government-driven strategies using incentives and disincentives in attempts to enrich a particular region. Look for Part 2 on Tuesday. In Northern Indiana, a few things remain for which politicians cannot claim credit: amber waves of grain in […]

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Company to open call center in Madison County

Brandon Walker The Statehouse File ANDERSON — Career Horizons Direct announced Wednesday it would open a new call center in Madison County and create 180 jobs by 2015. The company, which does business as TeleServices Direct, is a worldwide provider of inbound and outbound call center services. TeleServices has more than 1,200 employees globally, with […]

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Machining company to add more than 100 jobs in Whitley County

By Sandie Love The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Impact CNC announced Wednesday that it will establish a facility at Gateway Park in Columbia City, creating up to 106 new jobs for the city by 2014. Impact CNC, a new production machining company, plans to invest $12.9 million to purchase and equip a 30,000-square-foot facility, which […]

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Technology firm moves to Indy, could create 250 jobs

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined officials at Kronos Inc. to cut the ribbon on the company’s new technology center in Indianapolis. Kronos, a global provider of workforce management products and services, announced its intentions to move to the PNC Center in October. Chris […]

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Daniels to work and play Super Bowl weekend

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels and state job creation officials will tackle Super Bowl weekend by entertaining corporate executives with the potential to bring more jobs to the state – but the governor has purchased his own ticket for the game. Daniels said the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will […]

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RV maker to expand in Northern Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – An RV maker in LaGrange County announced Wednesday it would expand its Topeka operations and create as many as 250 new jobs by 2014. DS Corp – doing business as Crossroads RV – manufacturers fifth-wheel and towable recreational vehicles. The company plans to invest $3.9 million to purchase land and construct a new […]

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Daniels announces 365 new jobs for Central Indiana

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS –  Two Indiana businesses say they intend to create 365 new jobs between now and 2015, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced. Stratosphere Quality, LLC, a Fishers-based company that provides inspection services to other firms, and Archway Technology Partners, Inc., a financial software provider with a location in Indianapolis, announced […]

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Federal defense contracts by county

Federal defense-related contracts brought more than $4 billion to Indiana last year, according to InContext, a publication of the Indiana Business Research Center. That included contracts with more than 1,100 Hoosier companies, with more than 80 percent of the spending taking place in three counties – Marion, St. Joseph and Allen – according to InContext. […]

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State OKs new shovel-ready sites

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state has designated 13 more economic sites across the state as “shovel ready,” which means businesses should be able locate in the areas quickly. The sites are located in Dubois, Fulton, Gibson, Greene, Johnson, Monroe, Shelby, Steuben, Vanderburgh, Wabash, Wayne, White and Whitley counties and join 80 […]

Manufacturer to expand in New Castle

A New Castle manufacturer announced Monday that it will expand its operations and create as many as 150 new jobs by 2013.

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