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Indy Tech on the Move

Posted by chamberadmin on May 25, 2017

IndyCars weren’t the only thing on the move this month in Indy. Our technology sector added some major wins garnering international attention and further solidifying our growing reputation as an emerging tech hub.

In November, we shared how Candy Dynamics was planning on using our GoGlobal Grant to attend the world’s largest confectionery show, ISM, in Cologne, Germany. Their candy, smartly named Toxic Waste Hazardously Sour Candy, has gained international attention in many markets, but Candy Dynamics realized the potential for growth by attending ISM.

April 2017 Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on May 12, 2017

Indiana's unemployment rate is well below the national average of 4.5. Indiana's residential real estate also continues to improve even with the low housing supply, closed sales are up over 20 percent from the same time last year. 

After several years of decline, the rate of new business creation in the United States may finally be moving into positive territory, according to the latest data from the Kauffman Foundation and U.S. Census.  In particular, two groups of entrepreneurs are leading the charge:  The percentage of women-owned businesses reached a 20-year high in 2016, while the five-year start-up rate for Hispanic-led firms is double the national average. 

INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2017) – Indiana ranked first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation for doing business by Chief Executive magazine, maintaining its position as a top state for business.