To complement and build upon Indiana’s strong growth in technology companies and jobs, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is forming the Indiana Technology & Innovation Council. The mission: Protect and advance the public policy interests of these organizations, while partnering to promote programming and industry trends.
“The Indiana Chamber has focused on advancing Indiana through pro-employer, pro-jobs public policies throughout our 94-year history,” notes Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. "This Council will allow technology leaders to have a strong, unified voice at the Indiana Statehouse and beyond. The focused effort in this area aligns perfectly with the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of our Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development plan.”
Indiana Vision 2025 calls for Indiana to “be a global leader in innovation and economic opportunity where enterprises and citizens prosper.” Central Indiana, in particular, has become home to a number of new and expanding tech firms in recent years. Read full story.
UPDATE: The first open discussion event will take place August 9. Contact Mark Lawrance to learn more.
School leaders value the work of their counselors in contributing to positive school environments, but research from the Indiana Chamber also suggests that counselors can do more to address the college and career readiness needs of students.
Those are among the findings in Superintendents & Principals: Partners in Success, the latest school counseling research commissioned by the Indiana Chamber Foundation. The research was conducted by Dr. Brandie Oliver, associate professor in Butler University College of Education, and Matt Fleck, president of Fleck Education. Read full story.
More than half of respondents to a recent survey expect their workforces to grow in the next two years, but more of those employers continue to leave jobs unfilled and rank meeting talent needs as among their biggest challenges.
There were 671 respondents to the ninth annual employer survey, conducted by the Indiana Chamber and its foundation. WGU Indiana sponsored the survey, sent to Indiana Chamber members and customers. Read full story.