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Tech Talk: Indiana Moving Toward Improved Economic Tools

Venture capitalists' wallets are tightening, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the first quarter of 2019, venture capital (VC) funding fell 36% to $25 billion, with 4% fewer deals compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 – when $39 billion was invested in 1,328 deals. And while the 2018 dollars were impressive, the total number of [...]

2019-04-17T11:13:46-04:00April 17th, 2019|

Purdue University’s Faculty Research on Display April 18

If you’ve wanted to know what some of the faculty at Purdue University have been researching in the recent past, you can get an up close and personal look – and talk with faculty about their research – during the annual Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) Economic Ideas Forum on April 18. Research topics include education, crime, [...]

2019-04-16T14:25:03-04:00April 16th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Students and Their Career Destinations

Brandon Boynton, a junior majoring in applied computer science in the IUPUI Honors College, is CEO of Vemity. The high-tech business-to-business start-up offers artificial intelligence-as-a-service. In late 2018, he reached out to 66 junior and senior computer science majors at IU, IUPUI and Purdue. A few of his observations on what he learned and how it might affect whether [...]

2019-03-20T10:34:34-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Tech Talk: It’s All About the Data

We shared recently that legislation to help put Indiana in the game for data center attraction has proceeded through the Indiana House with near unanimous support. HB 1405 gives local governments the authority to exempt data centers from paying property taxes and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation the authority to exempt data center equipment (including electricity) from state sales [...]

2019-03-06T12:08:47-04:00March 6th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Spreading the Innovation

A brief preview of two upcoming Indiana innovation and entrepreneurial events looking to grow after impressive debuts a year ago: We shared (before and after) the 2018 launch of IDEA Week in the South Bend-Elkhart region. The second iteration of the innovation festival (April 8-13) will feature more than 50 sessions focused around four themes: Learn, Play, Meet and [...]

2019-02-28T11:05:00-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Making Progress at the Statehouse

The end of the first half of the legislative session comes early next week. Your Indiana Chamber advocacy team is once again leading the way on several key technology and entrepreneurship measures. Here is a brief rundown: Senate Bill 563, also known as Gov. Holcomb's economic development bill, has many important provisions to help attract talent, businesses and capital. The [...]

2019-02-20T13:17:20-04:00February 20th, 2019|

Chamber-Backed Data Centers Bill Heard But Held by Committee

House Bill 1405 – Taxation of Data Centers Authored by Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Co-Authored by Reps. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) and Matt Lehman (R-Berne) Provides that a county or municipal fiscal body may designate an area in which a property tax exemption will be provided for certain enterprise information technology equipment. Provides a state sales and use tax [...]

2019-02-08T12:01:08-04:00February 8th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Welcomes Adam Berry to Lobbying Team

Adam H. Berry is the new vice president of economic development and technology for the Indiana Chamber. Berry is a former policy director and attorney for Governor Mike Pence’s administration where he focused on small business economic development and entrepreneurship policies. Berry is also the co-founder of PoliticalBank.com, an all-inclusive campaign platform for candidates and voters that has been [...]

2019-02-01T13:25:00-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Welcomes Adam Berry as New VP of Economic Development and Technology

New Indiana Chamber VP Adam H. Berry (INDIANAPOLIS) — Adam H. Berry is the new vice president of economic development and technology for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Berry is a former policy director and attorney for Governor Mike Pence’s administration where he focused on small business economic development and entrepreneurship policies. Berry is also the co-founder of [...]

2019-01-30T09:25:40-04:00January 30th, 2019|

AT&T Seeking Companies Working on the Skills Gap

Attention those working in the education and technology start-up space! AT&T is looking for you to join the new AT&T Skills Building Challenge, created to help address the nation’s growing skills gap. Companies that work on solutions to prepare students for careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are encouraged to apply for $125,000 in funding [...]

2019-01-28T18:02:54-04:00January 29th, 2019|