Obama Delivers Speech About Economy

ELKHART — Today, Wednesday, June 1, President Obama visited Elkhart County for two speaking events. The first event was hosted at Concord Community High School at 3:30 p.m. There, Obama delivered an hour-long speech about what he called the myths and truths of the economy in Elkhart and … Read More

Agricultural Seminar Focuses On Economic Reset

WARSAW — A crowd gathered Thursday, Feb. 25, at Creighton’s Crazy Egg Cafe and Coffee Bar to learn about the latest trends in agriculture in relation to the current economic status. The seminar, titled, “Positioning Your Business for the Economic Reset,” featured guest speaker Dr. David M. Kohl, … Read More

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CNBC Ranks Indiana Best State For Cost Of Doing Business

CNBC has ranked Indiana first in the nation for cost of doing business in its annual “America’s Top States For Business” report. The Hoosier state ranks 13th overall, also scoring well in cost of living and economy. Indiana’s cost of doing business rating is partly due to ongoing … Read More

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Good Corn And Soybean Yields May Mean Lower Grocery Bills

Although northern Indiana is seeing a cool start to spring, an area farming expert predicts planting season will result in a great yield this year, which may in turn mean lower prices at the grocery store on some items. Matt Bechdol, a specialist in geo-spacial analysis for food … Read More


Indiana Ag Boasts Billions In Economic Impact

Agricultural industries in Indiana account for more than $31 billion in direct sales and nearly $13 billion more in ripple effects such as related supply-chain purchases and spending by workers, according to a new report from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The new report, “Beyond the Farm: … Read More


Regional Cities Of Northern Indiana Hopes To Transform Economy

Since November 2014, business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders from Indiana cities across Elkhart, St. Joseph, Marshall and Kosciusko counties have been working collectively to identify a short list of bold economic development projects that will help transform the economy of the entire four-county region. Today, the group … Read More

Economic Increases Reinforce Indiana’s Strength In Life Sciences

Indiana continues to retain its strong leadership position in critical areas of its life sciences industry. According to 2013 data, life sciences exports accounted for $9.8 billion (nearly one-third of Indiana’s total exports), the second highest number in the U.S. (behind only California), exporting $175,000 of products per … Read More

Pence Issues State Of The State, Focus On Budget and Schools

“Tonight, on the eve of our bicentennial year, I stand before you as your governor to proudly report that the state of our state has never been stronger,” said Gov. Mike Pence during his state of the state address Tuesday night. “Indiana is on a roll, and I’m … Read More

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Pence Calls Revenue Forecast Encouraging, Urges Caution

The Indiana State Budget Committee released the December revenue forecast today. The report is projecting modest economic growth in the next three years. “This revenue forecast confirms the growth we are seeing across our state and should be an encouragement to every Hoosier,” said Governor Mike Pence. “While … Read More

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BSU Projecting Indiana’s Economy Will Outpace Nation Next Year

By MARC RANSFORD Media Relations Manager Indiana added roughly 100,000 net new jobs this year as many of the state’s business sectors expanded at surprising rates, and such growth should continue in 2015, says a recent report from a Ball State University economist. Speaking at the 2014 Economic … Read More

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IU Kelley School Of Business Expects Strong Economic Recovery In 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – In their annual forecast presented today, Indiana University Kelley School of Business economists were more optimistic than they have been in recent years, suggesting that 2015 could be the best year of economic recovery since the Great Recession. “During the past year, the United States economy … Read More

Robertson Discusses Economy, Biomet-Zimmer Merger

At the Kosciusko County Redevelopment Committee meeting on May 8, KEDCo President George Robertson had plenty to report on economic growth and the Biomet-Zimmer merger. “We are still on an upward trend in the first quarter,” said Robertson. He reported the employment was going up and unemployment was … Read More

Economist: Americans Have Low Expectations For Recovery

Ball State economist Michael Hicks says any enthusiasm over February’s employment summary would show just how low our expectations have become in this recovery. The Labor Department reported this morning that the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008, as 236,000 jobs were created … Read More

Wakarusa Plant Moves To Bristol

Spartan Motors Inc. today announced the sale of the majority of its Wakarusa facility to Forest River Inc. This transaction was pursuant to Spartan’s announcement on Feb. 14, 2012, that it will relocate the Company’s Utilimaster operations to Bristol from Wakarusa. All terms of the transaction were in … Read More

CTB Announces Assets Acquisition

CTB Inc. of Milford announced today that it has purchased the assets of Martin Industries, Corp. and its related subsidiaries including LeMar Industries Corp. LeMar, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is a leading designer and manufacturer of all of the structures and equipment related to loading, unloading and … Read More