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Tech Talk: Keeping Score for the State

For a tech and innovation-focused audience, one might be tempted to concentrate on just the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan. But can dynamism and entrepreneurship flourish without the other plan pillars – Outstanding Talent, Attractive Business Climate and Superior Infrastructure? Thus, we'll give you both with the broad overview this week [...]

2019-06-20T11:06:17-04:00June 20th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber’s Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the results are simply poor and getting [...]

2019-06-14T14:40:42-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber’s Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the results are simply [...]

2019-06-06T09:30:34-04:00June 6th, 2019|

Communities Can Make ‘The Promise’ to Youth, Families

That old saying about it “taking a village” to raise a child is embodied in the Promise Indiana goal of expanding access to 529 college savings accounts for Hoosier children. In fact, Promise Indiana’s program is directed at communities around Indiana that work to help equip their youth and families with a number of financial resources and support, including [...]

2019-03-13T10:42:17-04:00March 13th, 2019|

Next Step to Prepare for Water Plan Gets Unanimous Committee Support

Senate Bill 4 – Water and Wastewater Utilities and Runoff Authored by: Rep. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) This bill will establish study areas and require the Indiana Finance Authority to conduct annual meetings in the study areas with water utilities. The goal is to set priorities and needs for investment in infrastructure as well as the prudent management of water [...]

2019-01-18T13:50:59-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Calling All Chamber Members for Annual Meeting on November 13

The annual membership meeting of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce features a new twist in 2018. Like all other years, however, it provides an opportunity to learn more about the operation of your Chamber and the priorities that will be focused on in the year ahead. The November 13 session is in conjunction with the fall board of directors meeting. It [...]

2018-10-05T10:28:31-04:00October 5th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Making Our State So Great

Much time is spent lamenting shortcomings. It's human nature, I guess. But let's focus on the good things – and there are plenty of them – about our state. A recent report identified Indiana as having the second lowest per-capita bonded obligations, averaging only $244 per person. That compares to states such as Connecticut and its more than $10,000 [...]

2018-09-19T22:20:41-04:00September 21st, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Scores State Legislators on 2018 Voting Records

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Each year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce holds state lawmakers accountable for their voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. Today, the 2018 results were revealed in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, with voting scores ranging from 47% to 100%. “Employers and citizens alike should seek to have a clear, objective understanding of how their legislators vote on [...]

2018-06-14T09:59:18-04:00June 14th, 2018|

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Again, Remain a Work in Progress

Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the college and career funding review committee and requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Council. Establishes the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to develop, not later than [...]

2018-03-02T13:47:57-04:00March 2nd, 2018|

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support; Next Stop for Distressed Utilities Bill: Governor’s Desk

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support Bill # and Title: SB 362 – Regulation of Water and Wastewater Systems Authors: Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: This bill requires a cost-benefit analysis and asset-management plan before a new water or wastewater utility can provide service. It also keeps new utilities under the review of [...]

2018-03-02T13:30:10-04:00March 2nd, 2018|