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- Census Bureau: Indiana Population Growth Continues To Slip (Eagle Country 99.3)
New U.S. Census figures show that Indiana’s population has had yet another year of slow growth.
- Indiana growing less than half as fast as during the 1990s (Northwest Indiana Times)
Indiana's population grew by an estimated 20,285 residents in 2015, continuing a longstanding trend of slow growth, according to newly released U.S. Census data.
- Workers at endangered Huntington plant feel forgotten by Trump (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico.
- But it's not 2020 yet (Herald Times)
Many people know the federal government conducts a census of all U.S. households every 10 years. The next decennial census will take place in April 2020, but planning and preparation for it are already underway.
- Trump Unveils Details Behind Carrier Jobs Deal (Indiana Public Media)
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and Indianapolis-based Carrier announced a deal Tuesday to keep more than 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump unveiled the details of that deal at a press conference at Carrier’s plant on the west side of Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.
- Why It’s So Hard to Know What to Make of the Carrier Deal (The Atlantic)
President-elect Donald J. Trump and his vice president Mike Pence are claiming a victory in Indiana, where air-conditioning company Carrier and its parent, United Technologies, have announced that they are planning to keep “close to 1,000 jobs” in Indiana. Carrier had planned to move 2,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico, where workers earn in a day roughly what Indiana workers make in an hour.
- Trump Saved Jobs at Carrier, but More Midwest Jobs Are in Jeopardy (New York Times)
"On a personal level at Carrier, it is huge," said Jerry N. Conover, director of the Indiana Business Research Center at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. "But by itself, the disappearance or retention of 1,000 jobs is a small slice of the total economy in Indiana."
- Study Paints Picture of Indiana Wesleyan Impact (Inside Indiana Business)
A report released by Indiana Wesleyan University shows the Marion-based school has a more than $72 million impact on the local economy. The research also suggests nearly 400 jobs in the community are spurred by university, student and visitor spending.
- IU economic panel foresees growth but some uncertainty (Journal Gazette)
Ellie Mafi-Kreft’s doctorate in economics could qualify her to write the U.S. economy a prescription. More corporate investment in new equipment and worker training would increase production, which would boost economic growth, the Indiana University clinical assistant professor said Friday.
- Despite obstacles, experts say growth in local economy likely to continue (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
The 2017 economic outlook for Indiana and the Fort Wayne metro area is more of the same - growth in output that exceeds the United States as a whole - but that growth will be constrained by daunting, structural obstacles in our economy, a panel of economists at IPFW said on Friday.
- Filling the talent pool: Summit floats ideas on workforce, education (The Republic)
Talent is the key to America’s success this century, and the need for it is greater than ever, said the leader of a private foundation that supports educational attainment.
- Can the next president, governor improve Hoosiers’ economic well-being? (Indianapolis Star)
Remember the economy - that thing candidates used to talk about before the presidential race turned into a debate about character? Well, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in September, it's doing better in Indiana - sort of.
- IU experts predict another lackluster year for economy in 2017 (Indianapolis Business Journal)
Indiana University Kelley School of Business economists on Thursday morning offered a downbeat forecast for next year’s national economy. Then they offered an additional warning. Even a “somber view” of the economy in 2017 could be “wishful thinking,” they said.
- Report: Indiana expected to shrug off any economic slowdown (Indianapolis Star)
Indiana’s economy is expected to remain solid in 2017 despite a possible nationwide slowdown, according to an economic projection released by Indiana University today.
- Whitestown, Zionsville continue to experience rapid growth (Current in Zionsville)
It’s not secret the Zionsville and Whitestown areas continue to see a growth spurt. Welcomemat Services, a mover marketing and technology company, showed a 14 percent increase in the number of people moving into the zip code 46077 from the second quarter of 2015 (283 people).
- Key issues in the Indiana gubernatorial campaign (WSBT)
Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Democrat John Gregg are facing off to succeed Indiana GOP Gov. Mike Pence. Here are some key issues in the gubernatorial race…
- Manufacturing Layoff Study (Lakeshore Public Media)
A new study explores where Hoosier manufacturing workers go when they lose their jobs. The study’s authors say it shows more investment in job training would go a long way.
- Key Indiana Manufacturing Sectors Saw Major Outflow Over A Decade (WFYI)
A new study explores where Hoosier manufacturing workers go when they lose their jobs.
- This Is Where Manufacturing Employees Go When They Lose Their Jobs (Indiana Public Media)
Authors of a recent study from the Indiana Business Research Center say the reports shows more investment in job training would go a long way.
- Auto industry on track for strong year despite August slowdown (Indianapolis Star)
The nation’s auto industry is on track to have another strong year despite slowing sales in August, boding well for Indiana automakers, economic experts said.
- Then and now: How has Indiana performed? (Herald Times)
Monday night’s debate among candidates hoping to be our governor included assertions about how Indiana’s economy now is better - or worse, depending on the speaker - than it was under previous administrations. Such claims are irresistible fodder for fact checkers, so I decided to see what the data reveal.
- Ford's Mexico move shouldn't affect dealers, customers (News and Tribune)
Ford is moving the rest of its small car manufacturing to Mexico, but the development probably won’t affect local dealers or car buyers, despite recent political backlash directed toward companies moving their production overseas, said Jerry Conover, the director of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.
- Population projections run high (Daily Journal)
Forecasts and projections are in demand. Someone will do them, and they are best if done by people who are informed, trained and cautious. Caution is important because statements about the future are taken seriously; lives and fortunes may depend on them.
- International ties with state working well (Herald Times)
Travel across Indiana, and it can feel like you’re on a world tour. Just as rock stars perform at sellout shows in far-off places, Hoosiers are the stars at international companies dominating the landscape of Indiana today.
- State needs a realistic school-funding formula (Vincennes Sun-Commercial)
Reports that enrollment is on the rise at the county's public schools is welcome news, as it indicates that the county's population may not be declining quite as fast as the projections are saying.
- Hart: Visiting Indiana businesses can feel like a world tour (Indianapolis Business Journal)
Travel across Indiana, and it can feel like you’re on a world tour. Just as rock stars perform at sellout shows in far-off places like Japan, China, Germany or the United Kingdom, Hoosiers are the stars at international companies dominating the landscape of Indiana.
- Aerospace manufacturing in Indiana bolstered by $900M in past two years (Indianapolis Star)
Indiana leapt to the top of the 2016 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings, earning the state a reputation as one of the top aerospace producers in the U.S.
- Westfield Special Census Shows Big Jump (Inside Indiana Business)
One of the state's fastest growing cities has updated numbers to back the claim. The U.S. Census Bureau says a January 8 special census shows the population of the Hamilton County city has jumped since the 2010 calculations.
- Trump, Pence peddle competing economic messages (Politico)
Pence has spent years touting Indiana's economic progress, a message that clashes with Trump's picture of a crippled nation.
- Trump's running mate has a business success story of his own to tell (Crain's Chicago Business)
You're likely to hear plenty about the Indiana economy between now and November. Right after his religious faith and his fondness for Ronald Reagan, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's go-to talking point is his economic record.
- Stellar: Community Performance Indicators Tell the Story (Rushville Republican)
As the saying goes, what gets measured gets done. This phrase means regular measurement and reporting keeps one focused because the information is used to make decisions to improve results. While the phrase is most often used in business settings, it rings true for Rushville’s pursuit of becoming a Stellar Communities Designee.
- Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese decides against new parish in Huntertown area (News-Sentinel)
For now, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has decided against establishing a new parish in the Huntertown area.
- 3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation (xconomy.com)
People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” is run every Memorial Day weekend; Indiana limestone was used to build the Empire State Building, the National Cathedral, and the Pentagon; and Indiana sugar cream pie is the best dessert ever. But people might not know much about Indiana’s economy and its culture of innovation.
- Feds Agree With U.S. Steel, Tariff OK'd On Chinese Imports (Indiana Public Media)
A federal trade board has sided with the American steel industry this week, ruling that China harmed U.S. companies with unfair business practices. But U.S. steelmakers won’t get an all-out ban on Chinese imports.
- Japanese Automotive Sector Grows In Indiana (WBAA)
Japan's largest steel company, Nippon Steel, will spend $50 million and create 70 jobs at a new plant to produce wiring for cars in Shelbyville.
- Japan’s Largest Steel Company To Open Shelbyville Plant (Indiana Public Media)
Nippon Steel's new Shelbyville factory will employ 70 people to make wiring for cars, joining an already large Japanese automotive sector in the state.
- Experts: Carrier plant closure to ripple beyond Indianapolis (wane.com)
Experts predict Carrier Corp.’s decision to close its manufacturing operation on Indianapolis’ west side will have a ripple effect across the state.
- Low Inventory Leads To Highly-Competitive Home Market (Indiana Public Media)
The number of homes on the market dropped nearly 15 percent from April 2015 to April 2016, causing prices to soar and buyers to become frustrated.
- Carrier closing to cost Indiana economy $108M a year (Indianapolis Star)
Carrier Corp.’s decision to shutter its manufacturing operation on Indianapolis’ west side will cause a domino effect that will wipe out more than 2,700 jobs across Indiana and cost the state's economy more than $100 million a year, experts say.
- Manufacturing, Ag Put Indiana On Top For GDP Growth At End Of 2015 (WBAA)
Indiana led all the other states in GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2015. The state’s gross domestic product rose 3 percent, with manufacturing and agriculture driving most of that increase.
- In Indiana, confidence in jobs but not wages (Indianapolis Star)
People in Indiana are feeling confident about the state's economy, but not nearly as secure about their wages.
- Obama to find Indiana county still dependent on RV industry (WLFI 18)
President Barack Obama came to Elkhart County less than a month after he took office, visiting the Indiana manufacturing center that was then struggling in the depths of the Great Recession to highlight his economic policies.
- Small but 'encouraging' population growth in South Bend (South Bend Tribune)
Wanting to be closer to work and family, and to her son’s school, Laura O’Sullivan and her husband moved from Buchanan to South Bend in January, settling along Riverside Drive in the Keller Park neighborhood.
- Indiana Lawmakers Reject Obama’s Stimulus Success Story (The Daily Signal)
When President Barack Obama first visited Elkhart, Indiana, in March 2009, the county’s unemployment rate had just spiked to 18.9 percent—the highest in the country.
- Does Obama deserve any credit for Elkhart County's rebound? (South Bend Tribune)
When Air Force One touches down Wednesday morning at South Bend International Airport, President Obama’s motorcade should have no problem finding Elkhart.
- Estimates show central Indiana communities growing fastest (Chesterton Tribune)
New census estimates show the Indianapolis metropolitan area includes four of the five fastest-growing counties in Indiana and 10 of the 11 fastest-growing cities and towns with populations of at least 5,000.
- Population of area cities and towns shows mix of growth and decline (Herald Times)
Cities and towns in south-central Indiana have had a mix of growth and decline in population since 2010, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Terre Haute, Kokomo Lose Population As Indy, Ft. Wayne Grow (Indiana Public Media)
Indiana’s largest cities and towns, especially around Indianapolis, continue to see a surge in population.
- All of Monroe County's incorporated areas show Census gains (Herald Times)
All of Monroe County’s incorporated areas have experienced growth over the past five years, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Some central Indiana communities booming, some shrinking in new data (Fox 59)
New U.S. census data shows that a lot of people are moving into central Indiana, but some communities are also seeing their population shrink.
- Indy Metro Area Tops Fastest-Growing Communities (Inside Indiana Business)
The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says 10 of the 11 fastest-growing cities and towns in the state are located in the Indianapolis metro area. Indiana's fastest-growing town in 2015 was Whitestown, which has nearly doubled in population since 2010.
- Home ownership drops drastically in Indiana (Lakeshore Public Media)
Home ownership rates are among some of the lowest in decades across the country and in Indiana. The number of American homeowners dropped to 63.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016.
- Homeownership Rates Down Across U.S., Indiana (WFYI Indianapolis)
Homeownership rates are among some of the lowest in decades across the country and in Indiana, according to data recently released from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Indiana's manufacturing troubles were good for Trump (Marketplace)
Donald Trump couldn't make a better campaign ad. A grainy cellphone video of management at Carrier, a heating and air conditioning company, telling a crowd of Indiana workers they will be laid off over the next few years as 2,100 manufacturing jobs are relocated to Mexico.
- As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds (NPR)
Manufacturing plays a bigger part in the economy of Indiana than it does in any other state, and as Indiana residents head to the polls Tuesday, the slow erosion of the state's factory jobs is expected to weigh heavily on the minds of a lot of voters.
- $200M Acquisition: 'One Plus One Equals Four or Five' (Inside Indiana Business)
The players involved in the $200 million acquisition of an Indianapolis medical device company say it could lead to significant opportunities for growth. PTS Diagnostics says the deal with China-based Sinocare allows the Indy company to double down on development and expansion plans.
- Murky planning cited as progress inhibitor (Vincennes Sun-Commercial)
Predictability. Investments. Regionalism. Land use. Each finding presented at the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.’s 2016 State of the Bloomington Regional Economy luncheon was an analysis of what forces have been, and could be, at work in southwest central Indiana’s economy.
- Indianapolis Retirement Community Wraps Up $11M Expansion (Multi-Housing News)
Brookdale and Health Care Properties have expanded Robin Run Village, an Indianapolis senior living community that can accommodate up to 700 residents on its 86-acre campus.
- State's life sciences sector on rise while struggling with talent, capital (Indianapolis Business Journal)
Shortages of talent and capital remain the two biggest challenges for Indiana’s life sciences industry, which is otherwise showing robust vital signs and is embarking on several high-profile collaborations.
- Sluggish Population Growth Spans The State (Inside Indiana Business)
As Indiana continues to put a major focus on population growth and quality of place programs like the Regional Cities Initiative, recently-released population numbers illustrate why many think such efforts are crucial. T
- What Bankruptcy Of US's Biggest Coal Producer Means For Indiana (WFYI)
The bankruptcy filing of the nation's biggest coal company will likely have repercussions in Indiana.
- KIRLIN: Adult education within our region (News and Tribune)
There are 22,396 adults aged 18-64 without a high school diploma or equivalent (HSE) in Region 10 (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington counties).
- Authorities believe report understates heroin problem (Times Sentinel)
A national report that estimated Boone County’s overdose death rate as one of the lowest in Indiana drew a skeptical response from Sheriff Mike Nielsen and Prosecutor Todd Meyer.
- Obama Gets Scant Credit in Indiana Region Where Recovery Was Robust (New York Times)
Seven years ago President Obama came to this northern Indiana city, where unemployment was heading past 20 percent, for his first trip as president. Ed Neufeldt, the jobless man picked to introduce him, afterward donned three green rubber bracelets, each to be removed in turn as joblessness fell to 5 percent in the county, the state and the nation.
- Tippecanoe County bucks state growth trend (Lafayette Journal & Courier)
Although more than half of counties in the state saw declines in population, Tippecanoe County experienced substantial growth, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Cities driving population growth (Reporter-Times)
As Indiana's population inches up, it's cities like Bloomington that are driving growth.
- Lake County population drops, but rebound expected (Chicago Tribune)
Lake County lost the largest number of residents in the state last year, continuing a downward trend that's cost the county 1.6 percent of its population since 2010.
- Population growth slower than expected (Journal Gazette)
The state is growing. Northeast Indiana is growing. Just not as fast as officials would like. The most recent census population estimates show moderate growth, with the regional rate slightly outpacing the state.
- Numbers set path on the road to a million (Journal Gazette)
Having second thoughts about the Regional Cities Initiative? You shouldn’t. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm the need to do something about population loss outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Among the 92 counties, 54 declined in population last year.
- Local authorities believe report underestimates heroin problem (Lebanon Report)
A national report that estimated Boone County’s overdose death rate was one of the lowest in Indiana drew a skeptical response from Sheriff Mike Nielsen and Prosecutor Todd Meyer.
- Robin Run completes expansion (Indianapolis Business Journal)
Robin Run Village on West 62nd Street has completed an $11 million expansion—the latest effort by a senior housing provider to respond to rising demand.
- Stats show Indiana is rich in agriculture (Herald-Tribune)
In recognition of National Agriculture Day, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who serves as Indiana’s secretary of agriculture and rural development, and Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, are encouraging Hoosiers to show their appreciation for all those involved in the agriculture industry.
- U.S. Census: Indiana Counties Show Sluggish Population Growth (WBAA)
More than half of Indiana’s 92 counties experienced a decrease in population in 2015, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.
- Indy-area population growing, but at slower rate (Indianapolis Star)
Boone County remained Indiana's fastest-growing county during a period of otherwise tepid population growth across the state, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.
- Indiana's manufacturing history also is the key to the state's economic future (Indianapolis Star)
The decision of Carrier Corp. and United Technologies Electronic Controls to outsource 2,100 Hoosier manufacturing jobs to Mexico is a sign of the times.
- Indiana's auto industry to evade manufacturing slowdown, on pace for banner year (Indianapolis Star)
Automotive sales are projected to soar in 2016 and usher in another banner year for automakers, who are expected to remain unscathed by an industrywide slowdown in manufacturing.
- Medical device company to open Warsaw facility (WNDU 16)
A medical device company has announced plans to open its Indiana operations in Warsaw.
- Life Sciences Salaries Approach $100K (Inside Indiana Business)
A new study from the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University pegs the economic impact of the state's life sciences sector at $62 billion.
- Editorial: Plugging population drain requires attention to jobs, lifestyle (Tribune Star)
Vigo saw 510 more people leave the county for another place in the U.S. in 2014 than vice versa. In the five-year span from 2010 through 2014, a total of 1,079 more people departed Vigo County for another American town than vice versa, according to U.S. Census figures supplied by the Indiana Business Research Center.
- Community must attract newcomers, give Hauteans multiple reasons to stay (Tribune Star)
Talented people, in every occupation, must see Terre Haute as a good place to live. That same, bottom-line criteria for economic development applies to any other Indiana community in the 21st century.
- Marco's Pizza Announces Expansion Plans for Indianapolis (Yahoo Finance)
Indianapolis is the 14th-largest city in the nation, and Marco's Pizza wants to make sure more of its population has access to its delectable, handmade pizza.
- Indiana Bicentennial: The Next 200 Years (Indianapolis Monthly)
Look for more diversity—today’s Hispanic and Asian communities in particular are surging—and the trend of migration to larger cities will continue, especially to metro Indianapolis.
- Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of Zionsville in land dispute with Whitestown (Indianapolis Star)
After years of planning, annexing and legal appeals, Zionsville won its fight with Whitestown over unincorporated Perry Township. The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of Zionsville.
- Location, land help Whitestown become fastest-growing Indiana town (Current in Zionsville)
Whitestown was recognized as the fastest-growing town in Indiana in 2014 and the fifth fastest growing town in America in a recent analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University.
- Special census could raise $1.7 million for Whitestown (1/22/16)
Whitestown will pay nearly $139,000 for a special census that could bring the community $1.7 million in additional state and federal funds.
- Hoosiers' pay falling further behind (Journal Gazette)
If Indiana’s economy is an issue in the upcoming Statehouse elections, incumbents might have to explain why Hoosier incomes continue to lose ground.
- Indy contender for new ag headquarters coming from Dow, DuPont merger (Indianapolis Star)
One thing is clear: the Dow-DuPont merger will have a huge impact on Dow AgroSciences, a company with 1,500 employees on the northwest side of Indianapolis.