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Tech Talk: State, National and Global Progress

Four recent tech and innovation developments that bear further scrutiny: The Mill is coming to Bloomington. A 100-year-old former furniture factory is scheduled to open at the end of October. It will serve as a co-working space, networking hub and community venue. The potential as a collaboration center for the innovation community is intriguing. Learn more about The Mill. In [...]

2018-09-26T12:03:54+00:00September 26th, 2018|

Technology and Innovation: Mix of Progress and Frustration

By Mark Lawrance, vice president of engagement and innovation policy In 2018, the Indiana Chamber championed several key economic development and technology bills to further Indiana’s progress with tech, innovation and business growth. An obvious victory was Indiana’s move to become the fourth state in the country to eliminate taxation of software as a service (SaaS) (see Bill Waltz’s [...]

2018-03-30T11:51:14+00:00March 30th, 2018|

General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18+00:00March 9th, 2018|

Technology and Innovation: Recap of Where Things Are at the Midpoint

After a stellar 2017, the 2018 short legislation session has been more measured – largely based on the lack of desire to “open up the budget”. While some issues moved ahead as intended, several bold ideas have evolved into a study committee or tabled until next year. Below is a summary of where several key bills stand: The Regional [...]

2018-02-09T13:48:15+00:00February 9th, 2018|

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill; Autonomous Vehicle Bill Passed House With Bipartisan Support

Ways and Means Passes a Novel Software-as-a-Service Bill Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Tax on Software Author: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) Summary: Provides that for purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person grants the end user the right to: (1) use prewritten computer software delivered [...]

2018-01-26T14:35:36+00:00January 26th, 2018|

Short Session Starts With a Flurry of Activity

The Governor and General Assembly have continually heard from Hoosier employers on the need for a skilled workforce – and better aligning state programs with job demand. The good news is bills are being introduced to address those concerns. While only a handful of measures have been released to date, we are seeing legislation related to training tax credits [...]

2018-01-05T13:39:03+00:00January 5th, 2018|

New Public Policies Take Center Stage at 12/1 Summit

Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. On December 1, you can learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, at the Conrad Indianapolis. Influential industry, government and legislative leaders will highlight policy priorities [...]

2017-11-20T14:45:41+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Chamber Comments on Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s legislative agenda announced today. Overall statement: “We see evidence everyday of Indiana’s economic and job accomplishments. This agenda – particularly clarifying software-as-a-service (SaaS) tax treatment, increased management of our water resources, accelerating efforts on autonomous vehicles and expanding STEM opportunities through increased computer [...]

2017-11-08T10:58:23+00:00November 8th, 2017|