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Regionally Speaking: STATS Indiana
Today: we talk to Carol Rogers, who is the Deputy Director and Chief Information officer for the Indiana Business Research Center in Indianapolis. She is in charge of the award-winning interactive Web service STATS Indiana. The site's become one of the nation's most-used public data sites along with its sister site STATS America.
R&D spending rising in Indiana (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Research and development spending in Indiana rose to $7.6 billion in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, up from $7.3 billion in 2014, according to a new report from Indiana University's STATS Indiana.
Growing town rolls out new website (Daily Reporter)
Indiana’s second-fastest growing town is taking steps to keep that momentum going.
Northwest Indiana sheds 10,000 jobs over past year (Times of Northwest Indiana)
Northwest Indiana has lost more than 10,000 jobs over the past year as its workforce has shrunk.
Lawmakers Have Plan To Merge Some Townships (Eagle Country 99.3)
Some of Indiana’s smallest pieces of government could be on the chopping block as part of a plan to save taxpayers money.
MARK BENNETT: Here, the future of retail involves adapting to changes (Tribune Star)
Thousands of Hauteans have worked in retail businesses here, or have a relative who’s a retail employee.
Indiana cities near Louisville are seeing population jumps even though the state's growth is minor (Courier Journal)
Denise Greer's search for a house included a few requirements -- the neighborhood had to be biking distance to her job in downtown Louisville, there had to be green space for her beagle-coonhound mix, Kunu, and it had to be affordable.
Students more valuable than you may think (Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly)
In order to keep money flowing to the classrooms, Central Noble Community Schools plans to amp up its merchandising -- T-shirts, tote bags, grab bag swag, maybe even a promotional video.
Census shows poverty level remains flat despite unemployment dropping (Daily Journal)
Five years ago, more local families were married and living in a home they owned and their family size was slightly smaller.
Indiana's population grows by largest amount since 2009 (Northwest Indiana Times)
Indiana added 32,811 new residents in 2017, a 0.5 percent population increase, according to newly released U.S. Census data.
Census shows shifting populace (Journal Gazette)
A continuing change in traditional family households, more car pooling and Hoosier homeowners on the move are some highlights of recent census estimates.
Orthopedics Manufacturer Expanding In Indiana (Business Facilities Magazine)
Precision Medical Technologies, a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants and instruments, will expand its operations to North Manchester, IN.
Community at full employment, opioid crisis hamper economic progress (The Republic)
A Columbus economy fighting for growth in the face of a tight labor market also is dealing with the negative impact of opioid addiction.
Kelley School Forecast: Employment Gains Will Fuel Economic Growth In 2018 (WBIW)
While continuing a nine-year trend of tepid growth and modest gains since the end of the Great Recession, the Indiana economy should outpace the nation in 2018, following stronger performance this year driven by strong auto sales and other manufacturing output.
Robot Farm: How farms are planting the seeds of technological progress (WAOW)
Agriculture is big business in Indiana. The US Census Bureau places the Hoosier State firmly in the top ten farming states with 11.2 billion dollars in annual sales. Farmers, faced with a labor shortage and declining profit, are quickly adopting robotic technology to ensure their family businesses stay afloat. These farms, like Superior Dairy in Garrett, are not your father’s farms.
Economic forecast: Indiana economy will grow faster than U.S. in 2018 (Indianapolis Star)
Economists expect Indiana's economy to grow faster than the nation's in 2018, according to a projection released Thursday by Indiana University.
County seeing fewer cars, more drivers (Daily Reporter)
A growing county population has led to more homes being built, more businesses setting up shop, but it hasn't increased the number of vehicles on the road, data shows.
Fewer cars, more drivers: County trend follows national statistics (Daily Journal)
In the last decade, the population in the county has grown, with more homes and more potential drivers, but the growth has not put more vehicles in local driveways and garages.
As tech workers get younger, Indiana's workforce gets older (Indianapolis Star)
In a state more notable for cornfields than code academies, a struggle exists between Indiana's economic ambitions to draw massive tech companies here and the aging demographics of the state's workforce.
What's our area's economic value? (Herald Times)
Each September the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its latest data on gross domestic product at the level of the nation’s 382 metropolitan statistical areas.
Report: Livestock Farms Good For Economy Despite Opposition (WFYI)
The animal agriculture industry in Indiana is growing faster than the nation as a whole in most categories, according to a recent report from the Indiana Soybean Alliance.
State Trade Mission Heads To Japan, Indiana's Top Foreign Investor (WBAA)
Indiana economic development officials are in Japan this week to bolster relationships with the Hoosier State’s top source of foreign investment.
Harvey Impact to Hit Hoosiers (Inside Indiana Business)
The director of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business says, while loss of life and property are the worst effects of Hurricane Harvey, the economic impact will be felt in Indiana.
County high school dropouts down 59% since 2011 (The Republic)
Programs created to increase graduation rates in Bartholomew County and give local residents the training they need to find a good-paying job are doing exactly what they were intended to do, local education stakeholders say.
Midwest Fertilizer Investing $2.8B In Southwest Indiana (Business Facilities)
Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC plans to build a $2.8 billion state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in southwest Indiana, creating up to 185 new, high-wage jobs in Posey County by the end of 2021. Construction of the major nitrogen fertilizer production plant, located on 220 acres in Posey County, will begin in 2018.
SEI Home Sales On The Rise Through First Half Of ’17 (Eagle Country 99.3)
During the first half of 2017, a total of 535 homes were sold in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, according to the Indiana Association of Realtors' report tracking the closings of sales of detached single family homes, condos and townhomes.
Carmel mayor says population could reach 110K by 2020 (Current in Carmel)
In the past 20 years, the City of Carmel has seen its population nearly triple from 31,808 in 1996 to 91,374 in 2016. And the growth isn’t slowing.
St. John, Winfield among the fastest growing towns in the state (Northwest Indiana Times)
Winfield and St. John again ranked among the fastest growing towns in Indiana with at least 5,000 residents.
Can Carmel help Muncie, Anderson grow? (Star Press)
Longtime Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard has endorsed the proposed Mounds Greenway as a project that would not only enhance his fast-growing city's "strong sense of place" but also help Anderson and Muncie -- whose populations are stagnant.
Carmel leads state in total population growth (Current in Carmel)
When Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard ran for office in 1995, residents told him they wanted Carmel to be "more than just a bedroom community. They wanted good places to eat, great events to attend and more opportunities to experience art and culture, and they didn’t want to have to drive to downtown Indianapolis," Brainard said.
Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ (Business Facilities)
Inscope Medical Solutions, a developer of suction and video laryngoscopes, has selected Jeffersonville, IN for its new headquarters. Inscope Medical focuses on improving the speed, safety and effectiveness of airway intubation through laryngoscopes with integrated suction and wireless video.
State's Hispanic, Asian populations growing (Journal Gazette)
Despite anti-immigration rhetoric surrounding political campaigns, Indiana's Hispanic population continues to grow, though not as fast as in past years. And while its numbers are still relatively small, the Asian population continues to be the fastest growing race in the state and nation, according recently released census population estimates.
Cook Group program offers path to education, career (Herald Times)
What is left to do when a workforce isn't ready, but to create a ready workforce? That's just what Cook Group is doing with its new education program, My Cook Pathway. Cook hopes to address a deficit in qualified workers that exists because of the more than 5,000 adults in Monroe County who do not have the equivalent of a high school education.
Estimates show population decline in Kokomo, but other indicators display local growth (Kokomo Tribune)
Population numbers released last month show a decline in Kokomo, but city officials and real estate industry leaders maintain that the city and Howard County are experiencing growth in numerous areas -- specifically housing development.
Backpack attack collection begins today (Lebanon Reporter)
The ninth annual Boone County Backpack Attack began today and runs through July 12. More than 30 sites are collecting new school supplies for needy children, said Amy Hammerle, volunteer engagement coordinator for United Way of Central Indiana.
Study: ISU has $334M impact on Wabash Valley (Tribune Star)
Indiana State University boosted the local economy by $334 million and created or supported 4 percent of all jobs in several Wabash Valley counties, according to a recent economic impact analysis.
Hancock County community named second-fastest growing place in Indiana (Daily Reporter)
A Hancock County community is the second fastest growing place in Indiana, according to data analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center. McCordsville grew by more than 7 percent last year, gaining more than 400 new residents, and town officials say that growth isn’t going to slow anytime soon.
Whitestown ranks as Indiana’s fastest-growing community for sixth year in a row (Current in Zionsville)
For the sixth straight year, Whitestown has been named the fastest-growing community in Indiana. The IU Kelley School of Business’s Indiana Business Research Center anyalsis found that "among Indiana cities or towns with at least 5,000 residents, Whitestown in Boone County was the state’s fastest-growing community in 2016 with a growth rate of 9.2 percent."
County, city keep growing in decade (Journal Gazette)
Huntertown and Warsaw are among the fastest-growing cities in northeast Indiana, while several cities outside Indianapolis top the list statewide, according to recent census estimates.
Indy Drops to 15th Largest City (Inside Indiana Business)
ndianapolis has dropped one spot and is now the 15th-largest city in the nation. Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Hoosier capital, which had a population of 855,164 residents in 2016, fell behind Columbus, Ohio with 860,090 residents.
Census: Indianapolis drops to 15th largest US city (WISH-TV 8)
New Census figures show Indianapolis is now the 15th largest U.S. city, dropping one notch behind Columbus, Ohio.
Indiana Soybean Promoting Livestock to Hoosier Communities (Hoosier Ag Today)
Indiana Soybean Alliance is again promoting animal agriculture in the state, this time with a new study to assist economic developers and local communities.
Study Shows Ripple Effect of Animal Ag (The Farmer's Exchange)
New research examining the impact of growing Indiana's animal agriculture industries, funded by the Indiana Soybean Alliance, has shown that Indiana communities should consider animal agriculture as a strategic option when thinking about economic development.
GUEST OPINION: Regional partnerships could aid Brown County (Brown County Democrat)
In 2013, industry leaders, organizations including 11 community foundations, partners and local officials who are committed to the economic success and prosperity of southwest-central Indiana (SWCI) convened a series of meetings and community conversations throughout the region.
IU Kelley School of Business offers assistance to companies looking to increase exports to Africa (IU Newsroom)
While much attention is often placed on Indiana's largest trading partners -- Canada, Mexico and Germany -- few Hoosiers realize the potential for state exports to African countries. A conference this week highlights the opportunities for state firms to increase revenues by doing business on the continent.
IYI: Put Our Teens To Work – For Their Sake And Ours (Eagle Country 99.3)
Do you remember your first “real” job? The job beyond babysitting or mowing lawns, where you actually earned a paycheck? What did that job teach you about customer service? About finances? About personal responsibility and employer expectations? For many of us, our early jobs built confidence and skills while helping us develop the experience needed for future employment. Summer is when waves of young people seek part-time employment. If we want our children to grow up to be productive, contributing members of society, we must take intentional steps and help them into the workforce.
Put Teens to Work - For Them and Us (Ohio County News)
Do you remember your first “real” job? The job beyond babysitting or mowing lawns, where you actually earned a paycheck? What did that job teach you about customer service? About finances? About personal responsibility and employer expectations?
State gaining, but it could do better (The Tribune)
Indiana economic development officials are justifiably proud that the northwest corner of the state has managed to lure away so many Illinois residents. More than 34,220 Illinois residents decamped across the state line to Indiana in 2015, the most recent year for which data was available, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
Trump’s Energy Order Likely To Do Little For Indiana Mining Jobs (Indiana Public Media)
President Donald Trump says he’s keeping a campaign promise to bring back mining jobs. While people in the industry are hopeful the president’s executive order overturning many Obama-era regulations will help, it might not make a huge difference.
New Data Reveals As Native Hoosiers Move Out, Foreign Residents Move In (WBAA)
Tippecanoe County bucked statewide trends last year when it saw more people move in than out. Between 2015 and 2016, the county saw a net population increase of approximately 1,100 people, according to recently-released Census data.
Census data breaks from state trend: County 3rd fastest-growing in Indiana (Daily Journal)
The number of residents choosing to make Johnson County home has the county bucking the statewide trend of slow or little population growth.
Making their exit: Study identifies ideal locations for interchange off I-70 (Daily Reporter)
Pegge Althoff knows the drive to the north side of Indianapolis well. She made it every day for more than 25 years. She can quickly rattle off the place she’s most likely to get stuck in traffic: near the Mt. Comfort Road exit on Interstate 70.
Lake, LaPorte counties lost population along with greater Chicago metro (Northwest Indiana Times)
Lake and LaPorte Counties lost more than 2,500 residents combined last year, according to the latest estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Study: Indiana Population Growth Remains 'Sluggish' (Inside Indiana Business)
A new analysis from the Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business suggests the state's population is growing about as slowly as it has in decades. Senior Demographer Matt Kinghorn says factors at play include a "significant" inbound migration slowdown and lower birth rates since the Great Recession.
Growth among state’s leaders (The Republic)
Bartholomew County is seeing population gains that are larger than most counties statewide, but at a manageable rate -- a good sign as the community tries to meet its workforce needs, Columbus’ mayor said.
Census: SEI Population Declined In 2016 (Eagle Country 99.3)
Indiana’s population growth remained stagnant in 2016. The U.S. Census Bureau’s new data released Thursday shows the state added to its 6.63 million person population, but only by about 20,285 people. That’s less than a third of a percent increase from 2015 to 2016. Since 2000, the growth rate has averaged a half-percent.
Census figures show Indiana with stagnant population growth (WNDU 16)
Newly released Census Bureau estimates show Indiana continuing its slowest period of population growth in three decades. The population figures released Thursday show that Indiana added about 20,000 people last year for a 0.31 percent population growth.
Where Indiana lost its population last year (Indianapolis Star)
While many parts of Indiana lost population last year, Indianapolis and some other metro counties saw gains. That's according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday morning. The release contains total population per county in 2016, including births, deaths and moving data.
Life sciences industry growing in Midwest, Philadelphia (SSTI)
Indiana – home to several global healthcare corporations – has benefited greatly from its more than $63 billion life sciences industry. In 2016, the state’s life sciences cluster employed more than 56,000 people at 1,687 companies, according to the most recent data provided to BioCrossroads by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University.
Appeal to downtown living (Journal Gazette)
Less than a week before the announcement that Cross Street Partners would redevelop the General Electric campus south of downtown, Jeff Ryan was showing off the gritty reality of rehabbing a former industrial building just a few blocks away.
Study: You can buy a home in Indy with just $20,294 in salary. Here's why (Indianapolis Star)
Owning your own house may be easier to afford than you think — especially in Indianapolis. Indy is the easiest place among the nation's 15 largest cities for someone with a modest income to own a home, SmartAsset says in a new survey.
BioCrossroads Report: Steady Growth for Life Sciences in Indiana (Xconomy)
BioCrossroads, a public-private collaboration that supports Indiana’s life sciences industry, released a report this week highlighting the sector’s economic activity in 2016—and the numbers indicate steady, incremental growth, says project director Brian Stemme.
Assisted living center planned; caregivers say need high locally (Daily Journal)
A new assisted living center is planned in Greenwood, and caregivers for seniors in Johnson County say the need for services is increasing with an aging population.
Whitestown census nears end (Times Sentinel)
Even the U.S. Census Bureau underestimated Whitestown's growth. At its January meeting, the Whitestown Town Council had to move $25,000 more to fund a special census that began Nov. 18 and is now about 84 percent complete.
Drug Development Company Adding Contract Manufacturing Services (WBIW)
AB BioTechnologies, a pharmaceutical development company, announced plans to add new contract manufacturing operations in Bloomington, creating up to 33 new high-wage jobs by 2020.
America Is Still Making Things (The Atlantic)
Big companies such as Rexnord and Carrier are closing down plants in this Rust Belt state and moving their factories to Mexico. But in some corners, including this rural patch of the state’s northeast, manufacturing is growing.
Study shows more people are moving out of Indiana than moving in (WTTV 4)
Indiana may be having some trouble when it comes to holding on to its residents. A new study from United Van Lines says more people left the Hoosier state in 2016 than moved in. Those numbers only reflect those people who used United Van Lines, but Indiana Business Research Center Demographer Matt Kinghorn says they do point to a current trend.
Factory workers transitioning to other industries (Northwest Indiana Times)
Factory jobs have been disappearing, and the new jobs the economy has been creating don't pay nearly as much, according to a recent Indiana Business Research Center study.