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Indiana job growth strong in 2017

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Government officials, including Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda, which they said delivered job growth to the state. “I applaud the governor for bringing an aggressive and well-thought-out agenda to the table. The Senate continues […]

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Indiana and Chinese province celebrate 30-year partnership

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana and the Chinese province of Zhejiang approach the 30th anniversary of their partnership, Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed the agreement with Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, who traveled from China to mark the occasion. “They chose our state because of our great business climate, our balanced budgets, our […]

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Two IEDC associates promoted to oversee business development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation promoted two of its associates to oversee the organization’s business development efforts. The two associates with new titles are Dale Buuck, who is now serving as the vice president of international business development, and Rollie Helmling who is the new vice president of domestic business […]

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IEDC makes hire to oversee innovation and entrepreneurship initiative

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is welcoming Ian Steff to their team as the new executive vice president and chief innovation officer. Steff will be responsible for overseeing the strategies specific to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for Gov. Mike Pence’s innovation and entrepreneurship initiative. “I am indeed humbled to […]

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Jim Schellinger appointed as IEDC President

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence appointed Democrat Jim Schellinger to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday afternoon. “We need to come together as a state,” said Pence during the press conference. Schellinger– a South Bend native– currently serves as the CEO of CSO Architects, which is a design firm for civic, […]

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Nashville, Rushville become first certified broadband-ready communities

By Max Bomber TheStatehosueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Nashville and Rushville are the first communities certified broadband ready under a program the General Assembly approved last spring. The designation is meant to show the communities are ripe for broadband investment and have taken steps to eliminate regulatory barriers. “Businesses have one more reason to invest in Indiana,” Gov. […]

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Cook Pharmica adds 70 jobs in Monroe County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Cook Pharmica, a privately-held contract development and manufacturing organization, plans to bring up to 70 new jobs to Monroe County by 2020. “With a $59 billion economic impact in Indiana, the strength of our life sciences industry has a tremendous effect throughout the state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a […]

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Pence gives Indiana gifts during first day in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence started the first day of his jobs and economic development trip to China on Monday by gifting Hoosier artwork. Pence’s office said gift giving is an important ritual in the Asian culture. “During our meetings this week with Chinese business and government leaders, we’ll be presenting these […]

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Pence says RFRA debacle is in the past

House could take up anti-discrimination language By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he’s confident the state is past the worst of the uproar over the passage of a religious freedom bill that critics say authorized discrimination against people who are gay or lesbians. Indiana became the focus of national attention when […]

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Religious freedom ‘fix’ gets mixed reaction

Here are a sampling of reactions to Thursday’s action by Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana General Assembly to approve what supporters say is a “fix” to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Chamber of Commerce “The legislative amendment spells out that Indiana will not permit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. That’s […]

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