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Fishers Metropolitan Airport awarded a federal grant for upgrades

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers is preparing to upgrade a runway and install taxiway lighting thanks to a grant of more than $2.6 million. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the airport as a recipient on Monday. “Investing in our infrastructure, including our airports, is important to supporting business and […]

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Cloud service provider prepares to move headquarters to Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A global cloud services provider and leader in enterprise crowdsourcing is preparing to make Indianapolis home to its corporate headquarters. Appirio Inc. announced Friday it will invest $7.7 million over the next five years in Indianapolis to build on its continued growth in the area. The company is moving its […]

Commentary: Too early for a celebration

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Commentary: Too early for a celebration

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s office gave itself a pat on the back, but the pat should have been halfhearted. The news the Pence administration touted was about jobs. Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in July – down to 4.7 percent, which is below the national average and well below the 5.8 […]

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Pence leading jobs mission to New York

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence is accompanying a group of Hoosier business leaders and economic development professionals on a two-day jobs mission to the New York metropolitan area. The assembly of Indiana top business men will meet with a number of location advisors, developers and company executives from the New York metropolitan area, […]

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Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle, both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party, in support of U.S Rep. Todd Young’s U.S Senate campaign. Young announced the list of statewide steering committee members on Tuesday. It includes Murray Clark, former Indiana Republican Party […]

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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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Low unemployment could mean trouble for businesses seeking workers

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent in June for the first time in more than seven years as the state’s labor force continued to expand. The rate – which measures the number of people who are actively seeking work but unemployed – fell to 4.9 percent from […]

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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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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 jobs are headed to the Hoosier state. Amazon.com announced on Tuesday the company would add 10,000 jobs nationwide. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “It’s great to see […]

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New law: Inmates to go off site for career training

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State prisons can now take inmates off site for career training meant to ensure they can earn a living wage once released. Starting July 1, Senate Bill 173 authored by Sen. Michael Young, R–Indianapolis, will allow minimum security inmates to be eligible for offsite training by the DOC. Offenders […]

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