Year: 2012

Returning veterans will boost the talent of the Hoosier workforce

The post-WWII GI Bill was one of the most effective economic development investments made by the federal government in the 20th century.  In the Post 9/11 era, thousands of Hoosiers are returning to Indiana from military service with the promise of using their generous GI bill benefits from the VA to complete certificate and degree programs. … Read more »

IU Business Outlook forecast: 2013 will be generally similar to 2012, marked by slow growth

For the second consecutive year, the United States economy managed to underachieve relative to economists’ unambitious expectations. Indiana University Kelley School of Business economists presented their annual forecast on November 1, and unfortunately expect more of the same in 2013. And like a year ago, a considerable list of things could adversely upset their expectations,… Read more »

Powder Keg conference set to launch in Indianapolis; IU among sponsors

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators from across the county will descend on Indianapolis this week for the inaugural Powder Keg conference to be held in the city from October 17-19. Presented by Verge, the largest community of technology entrepreneurs, startups, software developers and investors in the Midwest, Powder Keg represents the first national conference of… Read more »

IU alumnus Duane Embree celebrates 35 years of service supporting our national defense

Congratulations to Mr. Duane Embree, (IU MPA ’91) Technical Director, NSWC Crane Division, as he celebrates 35 years of service supporting our national defense. Duane will retire next week and I had the pleasure of attending his celebration lunch yesterday where he was presented with a Department of Defense distinguished civilian service medal. Under Duane’s… Read more »

IU Kelley School's Leading Index for Indiana 'ambivalent' in September but edged up slightly

The Leading Index for Indiana (LII), defying the generally poor economic news, edged up slightly in September, moving from 99.5 in August to 99.7 this month. The LII, developed by the Indiana Business Research Center, is designed to reflect the unique structure of the Indiana economy. It is a predictive tool that signals changes in the direction of… Read more »

IU's new study revealing that Indiana military installations boost state and local economy

In addition to providing top notch academic instruction to soldiers and airmen, Indiana University supports the Indiana National Guard through research and service. The goal is to assure Camp Atterbury and the Muscatatuck Center continue to be vital to our national security while supporting the Indiana economy. Go Hoosiers and Guardsmen! Read the full article about IU’s… Read more »

IU Kokomo named finalist for 2012 UEDA Excellence in Leadership and Collaboration award

The University Economic Development Association  has chosen three finalist in each of the five awards categories for the UEDA Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to Indiana University Kokomo for being named a finalist for the 2012 UEDA Excellence in Leadership and Collaboration award! IU Kokomo is one of three finalist in the running for this award for their Regional Transformation Initiative. IU Kokomo… Read more »

Recession and competition are changing Indiana’s social assistance nonprofits, IU report shows

Indiana nonprofit social assistance agencies are feeling the effects of the Great Recession and the increased competition from for-profit firms, a new report from Indiana University shows. Employment in Indiana’s social assistance industry grew almost every year from 1995 to 2009, even during recessions in the early 2000s and the Great Recession that began in… Read more »

IU cybersecurity fellow named one of world’s top young innovators by MIT publication

Congratulations to Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research fellow Christopher Soghoian for being recognized by MIT’s Technology Review as a 2012 TR35 Honoree! The designation recognizes the world’s top young innovators under the age of 35, spanning biotechnology, computer and electronics hardware and software, energy, the Internet and nanotechnology, among other fields. Soghoian, a privacy researcher and activist,… Read more »

Cash awards offered for innovators at IU's School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University will collaborate with Schurz Communications, an Indiana-based multimedia company, on an innovation challenge beginning this semester. Hoosier undergraduates, graduate students and faculty will be asked to consider real-world digital solutions and opportunities for 21st-century media companies. There will be sizable cash prizes for winning prototypes that meet agreed guidelines. Beyond money and resume enhancement, participating… Read more »