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Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing

Through education and mentorship, women will be encouraged to pursue careers in today’s increasingly technological and innovative manufacturing industries. As a woman who runs a second-generation manufacturing and engineering company, I am a bit of an anomaly — a disruption to the normal pattern we tend to classify as “manufacturing.” One of my professional and…

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Let’s keep the positive momentum moving in South Bend-Elkhart region

SOUTH BEND — Indiana had a record year for new job announcements in 2017 with commitments for more than 30,000 new jobs were secured, according to Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Unemployment hovered below 4 percent in the state and counties in our region. There are more than 3.1 million people…

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R&D spending rising in 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. The National Science Foundation estimates Indiana ranked 17th nationwide in R&D expenditures in 2015, up from 18th the previous year. Local…

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Lt. Governor Crouch Announces the 2017 Stellar Communities Designees

INDIANAPOLIS (October 18, 2017 ) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that the City of Madison and the Town of Culver are the 2017 Designees of the Stellar Communities Designation Program (SCDP). Between May and October, representatives from the SCDP State Team visited all six finalist communities where they heard highlights from each local…

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