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Holcomb to lead new trade mission to Japan

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  Gov. Eric Holcomb, business leaders and economic development officials will travel overseas next month to Japan to encourage investment and trade. “The cultural and economic ties between Indiana and Japan are storied and strong,” Holcomb said in a statement. “With more than 280 Japanese businesses operating in Indiana today, the […]

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Subaru announces plans for $140 million plant expansion in Lafayette

  Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday Subaru of Indiana Automotive has expansion plans and as many as 1,204 jobs will be created by 2017. “Last week’s meetings with government leaders and business executives across Japan have strengthened our economic ties with companies operating in Indiana and sparked momentum for job […]

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Pence Japan trip yields more jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wrapped up his trip to Japan Friday with news that his visit had produced more than $45 million worth in investments in the state. Pence’s office announced near the end of the visit that Toyota Tsusho had plans to invest nearly $4.5 million to establish an […]

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Indiana Packers Corporation announces $40.6 million expansion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Packers Corporation announced Tuesday the company will invest $40.6 million to expand operations and create nearly 100 new jobs in the Hoosier state. The announcement came during Gov. Mike Pence’s trade mission to Japan. Indiana Packers Corporation – a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation – is located in Delphi. The […]

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14th anniversary of 9/11 marked by tributes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Flags across the state will fly at half-staff on Friday after Gov. Mike Pence made the order in observance of Patriot Day – a remembrance of those injured and killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Businesses and residents are asked to lower their flags out of respect. Pence […]

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Pence: U.S., Japan should work out free-trade differences

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence worked to sell Japanese leaders Monday on new investment in Indiana, saying the “ties that bind our people are strong” and reinforced by shared values of integrity, hard work, tradition and modesty. But Pence – speaking to the 46th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference – ventured […]

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Pence visits Subaru, plants tree in Japan

By Jesse Wilson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On his fifth day of an Asian trade mission, Gov. Mike Pence visited the headquarters of Subaru, the automotive division of Fuji Heavy Industries in Ota, Japan. Pence toured the Subaru’s facilities and met with leaders of the company for lunch to discuss hiring possibilities. Subaru announced in May […]

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Karen Pence celebrates Vera Bradley in Japan

By Jesse Wilson TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana first lady Karen Pence visited a Vera Bradley store in Marui Yurakicho in Ginza – an upscale shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo – as part of a state trade mission meant to boost economic development. Japan is the first international market that Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley has […]

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Pence goes to Japan on trade trip

By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence flew to Japan on Thursday for his overseas trade mission. “Since my first day as governor, job creation has been job one. Japan is Indiana’s largest foreign direct investor and there is immense opportunity to fortify relationships with Japanese companies and secure even more jobs for […]

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Pence to head to Japan for first overseas trade trip

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has announced he will lead a trade delegation to Japan for his first overseas job-hunting trip. Pence said he and business leaders and elected officials will be leave Sept. 5 and return nine days later. The trip will include stops in Tokyo, Nagoya and Tochigi Prefecture, Indiana’s […]