Two corn farming organizations are partnering with Purdue University on a study about aviation biofuels. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Iowa Corn Promotion Board are funding the research examining the potential economic impact of the industry in the Midwest.
Shoe Carnival opening new stores
Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL) is planning to hold grand opening events at a dozen stores this month. The new locations are in states including Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
School district sheds unused admin building
The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. has approved the sale of a former administration building for more than $700,000. Superintendent David Smith says 12 buildings have been sold, leased or repurposed in the last three and a half years.
Marion to host youth conference
More than 2,000 people are expected for a faith-based event next week in Marion. The Momentum Youth Conference will include service projects throughout the community.
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Wellness Group Planning Hundreds of Carmel Jobs
A California-based health services management company confirms it plans to open an office in Carmel and hire approximately 300 employees. A spokeswoman with American Specialty Health Inc. says the company could hold a grand opening ceremony for the new center in March.
Fort Wayne Arts Effort Moves Forward
Organizers of the Fort Wayne Cultural District have unveiled a drafted “Platform for Action” designed to spur economic development and quality of life through public art and other creative endeavors. The city says it will enact the finalized plan over the next three to five years.
Manufacturer to Break Ground on Columbus Facilities
An automotive parts manufacturer is set to begin construction Friday on a nearly $35 million Bartholomew County development. Sunright America Inc. plans to build two facilities and add more than 100 jobs in Columbus by 2016.
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