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Unemployment rate ticks up for first time in 10 months

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate increased slightly in June for the first time in the state in 10 months. Indiana’s unemployment rate had been on a steady decline that ended in May when the unemployment rate stayed the same. The rate in June rose from 5.7 percent to 5.9 percent. […]

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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 headed to UK this weekend for trade trip

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence, first lady Karen Pence and state officials will travel to the United Kingdom on Saturday for an economic development mission to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. The trip will include attending the Farnborough International Airshow, one of the largest worldwide exhibitions dedicated to the aviation […]

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Ellspermann: 60% of Indiana workforce will have post-secondary skills by 2025

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana lieutenant governor said Tuesday that by the year 2025 the Pence administration expects that 60 percent of Indiana’s workforce will have post-secondary skills. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann kicked off the Workforce Development and Education Conference by presenting “A Strategic Plan to Transform Indiana’s Workforce.” She listed five […]

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Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for the first time since July 2008. The state’s rate of 5.9 percent is better than the national rate and those in surrounding states. “Our rate has dropped by 2 percentage points in one […]

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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 […]

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Statewide assessment would evaluate economic potential of regional cities

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Indiana’s regional cities would be the subject of a statewide assessment to evaluate their economic potential, under a bill passed Tuesday in the House. House Bill 1035, authored by Rep. Steven Braun, R- Zionsville, would order the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to create a report listing both the needs of […]

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Wine wholesalers could be eliminated under proposed bill

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana-based farm wineries could sell their products directly to retailers and dealers instead of going through a third party under a bill debated Wednesday in the House Public Policy Committee. House Bill 1387 would allow wineries to distribute up to 5,000 gallons of wine to grocery stores, restaurants, bars […]

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Governor endorses Senate bill to cut state taxes

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced his support Tuesday for a bill that would cut two Indiana taxes. Senate Bill 1, which would reduce the corporate income tax and eliminate the business personal property tax for small businesses, passed out of the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy committee 7-2. Pence asked […]

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Pence: We can eliminate the personal property tax

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence made a pitch Tuesday for his plan to phase out a property tax on business equipment but he stopped short again of saying how local governments could replace the lost revenue. Talking to entrepreneurs at a center for business start-ups, Pence said the state can’t compete […]

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