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IU researchers predict growth in state’s economy

By Zach Osowski The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – According to researchers at Indiana University, the recovery predicted by the school’s Leading Index of Indiana is starting to become a realization. The LII, which was designed by the Indiana Business Research Center, is geared to reflect and project the health of the economy of Indiana. Its […]

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Senate Democrats offer agenda packed with jobs-related proposals

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Senate Democrats will push for work-share legislation as well as consumer and job protections when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. Democrats – who hold just 13 of the chamber’s 50 seats – on Tuesday released their 2012 legislative agenda, which Minority Leader Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville, said […]

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Infographic: How a European recession could hit state economies

By Carla Uriona and Mary Mahling Stateline.org Economists are increasingly concerned that Europe’s debt crisis will result in economic contraction across the continent. Will the fiscal pain impact U.S. states? Some states more than others, concludes a recent report by Wells Fargo Securities. The report looks at exports of goods from the 50 states to Europe […]

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Per capita income by county – a map

In 2009, Boone County had Indiana’s highest per capita income at $48,870. Hamilton and Porter counties had the second and third highest incomes. LaGrange County had the lowest per capita income in Indiana at $21,544. Starke and Miami counties were also at the bottom of the list. Here’s how the rest of the state stacked […]

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Economists: Weak recovery will continue

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University economists said Thursday that the state and national economies should expand somewhat in 2012 but not enough to reduce the unemployment rate. The result will be a continuation of what they called a “historically weak recovery.” “The United States economy in 2011 has managed to […]

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Company will move U.S. headquarters to Franklin

A Japanese manufacturer of shocks and struts for automobiles announced plans Thursday to relocate part of its operation from Illinois to Franklin, where it will establish its North American headquarters.