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State Unemployment Statistics Released

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.0 percent for June and remains lower than the national rate of 4.4 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force decreased by 2,427 over the previous month with a 4,088 increase in…

Brickyard 400 Battling Attendance Issue

It’s Brickyard 400 weekend in Indianapolis, and the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says attendance remains the top issue for race-related officials. Doug Boles says changes designed to address lagging tickets sales are afoot, including the series’ announcement that next year’s race will move to September. Other potential attendance-boosting moves include a new concert experience the…

Short List Released for I-69 Ohio River Crossing Project

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the project team behind the I-69 Ohio River Crossing has unveiled a short list of potential locations for the new I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. The three corridors are being recommended for further evaluation in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The corridors, known as West Corridor 1, West…

Trump Nominates McKinney for Ag Affairs Post

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that President Donald Trump says he will nominate Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to be Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says McKinney’s background will make him an “unapologetic advocate for U.S. products in the world marketplace.” McKinney became…

Now It’s Up to INDOT to Finish What It Started

NOTE: This is an opinion piece by Jeff Rea, Chief Executive Officer of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce which was submitted on Inside INdiana Business. If you were one of the forty-four million people traveling over the 4th of July Holiday, you might have noticed a slight increase in your gas price. If…

Next City Council Meeting Cancelled

The Frankfort City Council has announced that the regular meeting of the Common Council scheduled for Monday, July 24, at 7 p.m. has been cancelled. The next meeting for the Common Council will be Monday, August 14, at 7 p.m.