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State launches foreign-language website for economic development

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state has launched a multi-language website aimed at enticing international businesses to consider Indiana for investment and job creation. InvestIndiana.com is “a conversation starter,” said Indiana Commerce Secretary Victor Smith. “Indiana and international businesses both speak the same language, and that’s a language of growth and opportunity,” Smith said […]

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Pence pitches Indiana in ad to NY audience before Colts game

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence will pitch the state to job creators Sunday with a 30-second ad set to run in New York before the AFC Championship football game between the Colts and New England Patriots. The Indiana Economic Development Foundation purchased the ads using private funds, said the agency’s spokeswoman […]

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Pence meets with Israeli prime minister, declines one-on-one with Palestinian leader

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence kicked off the economic development portion of his trip to Israel on Monday with a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pence met the Israeli leader at his office in Jerusalem after spending Christmas in the city with his family, a trip paid for by the nonprofit […]

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Pence makes end-of-year jobs announcements, touts 23,000+ job commitments for 2014

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and executives from 16 companies announced new investments Thursday that are expected to bring 2,153 jobs to Indiana within what state officials are calling “the next few years.” But actually, some of those jobs won’t be created until 2023. Still, Pence lauded the deals – which […]

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Pro-Israel group to pay for Pences to spend Christmas in Jerusalem

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A non-profit Christian-based organization will pay to send Gov. Mike Pence and his wife to Israel to celebrate Christmas. Pence will also use the trip for a three-day economic mission, for which he’ll be joined by members of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The delegation’s expenses will be paid […]

Commentary: When right and right collide

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Commentary: When right and right collide

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – My grandfather gave me some great counsel. “Most reasonable people know right from wrong,” he said when I was a young teen working on his farm. “It’s when right and right collide and they have to choose between them that people have a hard time.” I thought of Grandpa’s […]

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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 […]