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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|

Tech Talk: Putting Some Sense Behind the Dollars

The 2018 Indiana Venture Report from Elevate Ventures offers an insightful overview of the venture capital landscape in our state. Bottom line: There is improvement in some areas, but still a great deal of work to do. That may be a similar conclusion to recent sentiments, but the Elevate team backs it up with some numbers and analysis. The closing [...]

2019-04-08T13:06:27-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

House Takes Up Governor’s Key Economic Development Bill

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-03-15T12:18:16-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Priority Legislation on Venture Capital Credit, Broadband and Asbestos Litigation Moves to Second Half

Senate Bill 563 (Economic Development), authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), passed the Senate 45-4 on Monday. It contains the long-standing Indiana Chamber priority of making the venture capital investment credit transferable. Another aspect of significance is the change to how service providers’ income tax liability is determined. The change, generally speaking, will benefit companies that sell their services [...]

2019-02-27T10:48:48-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Pushing Venture Capital Transferability in Governor’s Economic Development Package

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-02-15T13:31:03-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Companies Place Big Bets on Indiana

The Heritage Group (THG), an Indianapolis-based business holding company, has typically operated somewhat quietly. But that lack of public notice should not be confused with any shortcomings in the success category. Founded in 1930 and controlled by the Fehsenfeld family, THG has an ownership interest in 31 companies and about 6,500 global employees. Approximately half of those people work [...]

2018-08-23T09:37:05-04:00August 23rd, 2018|

Tech Talk: VC Hot Streak Continues

Our friends at TechPoint recently shared a summary of the strong investment activity that took place with Indiana tech companies in the second quarter of the year. Nationally, here are some of the venture capital highlights for the first half of 2018, which is shaping up as an excellent year. The numbers are from the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor and [...]

2018-07-18T10:34:08-04:00July 18th, 2018|

Chamber Hosting Annual Technology & Innovation Policy Summit December 1 in Downtown Indianapolis

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana is enjoying success in attracting and growing technology and innovation businesses. Public policies can help continue that momentum. Learn more about those policy areas during the 2nd Annual Indiana Technology and Innovation Policy Summit on December 1 at the Conrad Indianapolis. The event, hosted by the Indiana Chamber, brings together influential industry, government and legislative leaders who [...]

2017-11-21T14:34:33-04:00November 21st, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-11-20T14:45:41-04:00November 20th, 2017|