Indiana Economic Digest | Indiana
Advanced Search

• Most Recent




home : most recent : infrastructure August 15, 2018


Six-year-old New Castle shell building 'doing its job,' says EDC director
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In wake of Noblesville shooting, local schools warned to be ready for "combat injuries"
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter warned the commission members Tuesday against relying too heavily on technology or a quick fix
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
State: Delaware County could face lawsuit over jail
Plan says a jail with 500 to 750 inmate beds can be built in the former ASONS building for $45 million
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
HELP NEEDED: New mandates reveal low staffing levels at some Hoosier nursing homes
“I don’t think the supply is keeping up with the demand,” administrator says of qualified personnel
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
COMMENTARY: Shootings have altered the focus as students return to classrooms in 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
OPINION: Smith Field Airmail Museum
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 13, 2018
Leaders pursue signed connector for Panhandle Pathway and Nickel Plate Trail
Would like paths going through four counties
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Clark County needle exchange program renewed for two years
The Interchange’s focus on counseling is one of the reasons the program has had success, health officer says
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Nonprofit partnering with Hoosier schools to teach social skills
FUSE is a support organization for Indiana families raising children with disabilities
Saturday, August 11, 2018
IU Trustees love Evansville international center made of glass wall
The historic house’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow people to see straight through it
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Study: Opioid crisis has cost Madison County $2.2 billion since 2003

The yearly cost of opioid misuse has risen 13 times over between 2003 and 2017


Saturday, August 11, 2018
Madison County seeks case manager to ease jail overcrowding
Judge Newman proposes new way to deal with probation violators
Friday, August 10, 2018
Amid financial strains, Earlham puts $100 million into campus updates
In the thick of mounting financial issues, underscored by $47 million in cumulative debtover the past several years, Earlham is seeking ways to drastically cut costs, boost enrollment and increase alumni donations
Thursday, August 9, 2018
EDITORIAL: Time to drop beachfront lawsuit
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Battle over lakeshore access escalates in Long Beach despite Indiana Supreme Court ruling
Said Lake Michigan shoreline, up to the point where the beach becomes soil, is unquestionably owned by the state and public has right to be on it
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Planning Commission votes 'no recommendation' on Henry County wind turbine ordinance
Hot potato issue back in the laps of county commissioners
Thursday, August 9, 2018
$1.5 million customs facility at Gary airport called 'game changing'
Since the airport completed its runway expansion from 7,000 to 8,859 feet in 2015, operations increased 15 percent, official says
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Input sought on rural needs for 10 counties: Network forms to boost web access
$38.9 million Lilly Endowment grant was awarded to WHIN for its regional economic development initiative
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Jay County Economic Development job description for executive director gets tweak
Scout Clean Energy resubmitting tax abatement request for 52 wind turbines
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Coal Line Trail excites South Bend residents, though some skeptical
The arcing, 1.5-mile paved path will convert an abandoned railroad line into a unique shortcut through the city
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: More to lose than a skate park
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
OPINION: Midwest must save middle class neighborhoods
For cities that neglect these places, the future prospects are nothing but dismal
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
West Lafayette City Council calls for tighter background checks on firearms
Indiana prevents cities and counties from adopting stricter gun policies than mandated by the state
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Another incentive offered Hoosier students to become educators and stay in Indiana
Scholarships to pay out up to $30,000 to new teachers who stay at least 5 years
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Highland police seek to create video surveillance database to help with investigations
Monday, August 6, 2018
Lafayette's Wabash Avenue mural project turning the wheels for community involvement
"My friend once said, 'We build walls to divide us and then you paint a mural on that wall to bring us back together," artist says
Monday, August 6, 2018
With responses underway, Howard County's jail overpopulation persists
Problem has not dissipated dispite measures to reduce numbers, and there is not an assured end in sight
Monday, August 6, 2018
Planning for IndyGo's Purple Line revs up
Upgraded bus stops are planned for the $140 million rapid transit project, which is scheduled for completion in 2021
Sunday, August 5, 2018
2018 overdose deaths decrease dramatically in Vigo County; officials credit antidote
'It works,' says police chief of naloxone carried by first responders
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Future unclear for kids' museum in Mishawaka; public hours to cease at Hannah Lindahl
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Clark, Floyd counties in top 20 for opioid cost, says IBRC report
County leaders differ on how money should be invested in the epidemic
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Purdue dumps Papa John's founder after slur, will return $8M, strip name from econ center
Trustees decide the $8 million from embattled John Schnatter distracts from work at economic center
Friday, August 3, 2018
Rail operator asks feds to run freight trains on Nickel Plate line in Hamilton, Marion counies
U.S. Rail would use the tracks to transport grain to Indianapolis, its petition reads
Friday, August 3, 2018
Indiana Fiber Network has more in mind for northeast Indiana region's broadband
Has invested $63 million in area broadband infrastructure, including 1,200 route miles of fiber
Friday, August 3, 2018
Kokomo's Heritage Trail to receive upgrades near Northside Park, Main Street
Friday, August 3, 2018
New comprehensive plan looks to help growth in Boone County
Spans over the next 20 years and highlights potential transportation improvements, parks and recreation, where new housing will be and where trails need to go and how they connect
Friday, August 3, 2018
New wind farm in Randolph County will help power Facebook data center in Ohio
$300 million project is EDP Renewables second major local investment
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The votes are in! And the Cardinal Greenway officially is a national hall-of-famer
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Lakeshore PBS repairs to take 6-8 weeks following July 16 storm damage
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Town of Clarksville discusses proposals for Colgate action park
Going beyond a skate park: A green space for everyone
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Greenfield asks Hancock County if it would like to join its Stellar Communities project
If winners, would reduce matching funds required for grants
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Bloomington is shopping for candidates to develop properties
Want to hire four consultants: two developers and two real estate brokers who would direct the high-profile projects
Thursday, August 2, 2018
IU names diseases $120 million health initiative will target
Precision Health introduces CAR T-cell therapy in Indiana
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Study looks at vitality of Huntingburg since it received Stellar Communities grants
The majority of the indicators were positive, study says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Charlestown progresses with new dog park
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Rep. Siegrist's blocked tweets out of bounds, says Indiana public access report
Britt wrote that state officials should treat social media accounts that discuss policy or government decision-making processes as if they were covered by Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
33 shuttered schools are for sale in Gary; one bid has been received so far
“We can’t afford to maintain these properties,” district's emergency manager says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Consultant stands behind 527-bed jail recommendation for Vigo County
Local officials have acknowledged conditions at the overcrowded jail are below par to the point that they’ve become unconstitutional
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
THE 'SHIFT' IS ON: $10 million project to reshape Lebanon's downtown corridor
Redevelopment will include co-working space
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Kokomo progresses toward annexation of 140 Darrough Chapel residents
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
With Kokomo City Council OKs, public funding for hotel, conference center unveiled
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Portage officials: State tying hands over control of fireworks
Cities and town can enact ordinance more restrictive that Indiana law, says city attorney
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana governor breaks with lawmakers in call for hate crimes bill
It doesn’t take much to instigate hate in someone who’s already infected by it
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
City of Bloomington funding available to boost early childhood education
Day care providers can use money for increasing staffing, purchasing supplies and making facility improvements
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
'Hope for the homeless' is motto of a facility that serves five counties
The number of people who are aided by Heart House has remained constant, 300-350 a yea
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gary violence is epidemic, not 'aberration'
Monday, July 30, 2018
Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise in Evansville-area
Monday, July 30, 2018
Rochester artist creates bicycle sculpture for Nickel Plate Trail
Monday, July 30, 2018
Bulldog Park complex rises on former brownfield site off of Crown Point's downtown square
Includes 16,000-square-foot, two-story multifunction event center, an Olympic-sized ice rink, splash pads and an amphitheater/band shell that can accommodate 1,500 people for concerts and theater performances
Sunday, July 29, 2018
State's first free mobile healthcare clinic to take place in Valparaiso
The nonprofit organization, which relies on volunteers and contributions, has staged a total of 950 clinics (72 last year), most in the United States
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cases of hepatitis A increase in Lawrence County
The state typically averages 20 cases in a year
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Here's what you missed at the Indiana Opioid Summit
CDC: Opioids, both prescription drugs like painkillers and street drugs like heroin, are considered the “main driver” of the rise in fatal overdoses across the country
Saturday, July 28, 2018
After more than 25 years city-operated Elkhart youth center closes
Comes after city council halted funding after a recent audit raised concerns about the center’s financial management
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Groups launch planning for redevelopment of White River in Marion, Hamilton counties
“This is a multi-generational project that will impact visitors and residents hundreds of years from now," says Visit Indy official
Friday, July 27, 2018
Community support key for city's future, Huntingburg mayor says
Friday, July 27, 2018
Ohio River toll bridges for Louisville-Southern Indiana travel reaches new high
Friday, July 27, 2018
Downtown Lafayette needs a lot more housing, study says
Necessary for older professionals and empty nesters, who are looking to downsize their homes and move into the area where restaurants and other amenities are accessible by foot
Friday, July 27, 2018
COMMENTARY: Terre Haute could compete to be 'outdoor rec capital of Midwest'
Like here, Dayton wants to keep more young people, and rec helps
Friday, July 27, 2018
Task force says Vanderburgh County Jail expansion could cost $40 million
Goal is to build two housing units, each containing 300 beds
Friday, July 27, 2018
Washington uses cigarette tax funds to help offer healthy lifestyle options
Includes stations in parks for body curls, bench dips, sit-ups, knee lifts, leg extensions, chin up bars, lat pull down bars and more, can be used by park patrons of all ages
Friday, July 27, 2018
Daviess among 11 area counties sharing business building grant
Friday, July 27, 2018
Daviess County looking at ways to upgrade jail which is less than 20 years old
Friday, July 27, 2018
Wayne County among state's hardest-hit in hepatitis A outbreak, but why?
Ranked No. 3 in the state for the total number of cases since January 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Law officials urged to help Hoosiers in opioid crisis
"Anything we can do as judicial officers and professionals in the criminal justice system to work on this problem I think is a tool we should listen to," says Boone County judge
Thursday, July 26, 2018
St. Joseph County Jail short 25 correction officers; sheriff says better pay needed
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Public helps envision fate of family's land on east side of Bloomington
Visions range from festival and performing art spaces, to a child care center, to a plaza for farmers' markets, to housing with porches, to water features and more.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Community, collaboration stressed for Jasper's future
One suggestion included stressing Jasper’s proximity to other, larger cities, such as St. Louis and Nashville, Tennessee and comparing costs of living
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
$300,000 grant to help Monroe County Community schools prep students for careers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A first for Indiana: Mobile homes now available for tax sales in Lawrence County
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Nurse Family Partnership program helps combat infant, maternal mortality
The program is intended to reduce infant mortality through improved pregnancy outcomes, child development and economic growth
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
New initiative enlists Indiana employers in the fight against opioid abuse
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Rose-Hulman gets anonymous $15 million gift for new, three-story building
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
15 die due to drugs so fare in 2018 in Howard County, but rate is lower than 2017
Coroner praises Turning Point, Howard County’s System of Care program, hoping it will create along-term dent
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Report calls for $66 million Vigo County Jail with 527 beds
Consultant also recommends major increase in staff, which local officials doubt they can afford
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
A new kind of health collaboration begins in South Bend
IUSB, Healthlinc open primary care clinic together
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Vincennes RDC doubles Tree Board's annual budget to bolster city's green canopy
“People notice that it becomes stark, sterile, nothing but concrete, asphalt and buildings without trees,” board member says
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Washington City Council debates merits of $27 million Business 50 deal with INDOT
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
$1 million grant to fund innovation hub for Dubois County students at VUJC
Will coordinate teacher training and become the county’s location to explore innovative teaching models and curricula
Monday, July 23, 2018
Wanted: Development company wants ideas for Kmart project in Bloomington
Meetings this week to explore possibilities for vacant 1-acres eastside site
Monday, July 23, 2018
CIVIC PRIDE: New Notre Dame center hopes to build on local programs
One of founder's hopes to see the new center grow into a vehicle for growth and redevelopment throughout the region bearing fruit in Elkhart County
Monday, July 23, 2018
COMMENTARY: Sharing intentions, communications vital to Vigo County
Convergence of local projects call for community-wide thinking
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Big changes ahead for Indiana public school budgeting
More flexibility, fewer 'silos,' but there's some apprehension by districts
Sunday, July 22, 2018
$4 million bond to fund infrastructure work at AmeriPlex
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Town, doctor, IU Health work together to keep Gosport clinic open
 “I think the more care that is delivered closer to home, people will take advantage of it and get on with things quicker,” says local physcian
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Advisory group for Grand Calumet River restoration to resume public meetings
Saturday, July 21, 2018
South Shore vote keeps West Lake on track
If state approves, IFA can now sell bonds for the West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects, together representing a capital investment of about $1 billion
Saturday, July 21, 2018
These are the five proposed sites for a Lake County convention center
Include the former Radisson/Star Plaza property and Century Mall, both in Merrillville, Silverstone in Hobart, Kennedy Avenue and Interstate 80/94 in Hammond and Majestic Star in Gary
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Hammond brings libraries to local parks
Friday, July 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fiscally sound Hoosier state must face low quality-of-place issues
Friday, July 20, 2018






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved