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July 17, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Indy Chamber Opens Submissions for 2019 Monumental Awards

Annual awards ceremony celebrates Indy region’s built environment (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indy Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2019 Monumental Awards starting today, recognizing excellence in landscape architecture, interior design, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction, neighborhood revitalization, reuse and public art. 2019 marks the 42nd Monumental Awards, highlighting the most…

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March 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Trade News as of 03/21/2019

Too much trade news, not enough time to keep up? Here is a primer on recent developments:   USMCA approval process: The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, updated from NAFTA, faces an uncertain future as it makes its way through the US Congress. Discussion on lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum…

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March 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

A Dutch Firm’s Journey to Indiana

In international business, companies seek the competitive advantage of locating near their target market. In 2017, Westfield, Indiana welcomed a new resident with this goal in mind — AeroFilm Systems, Inc. The Dutch engineering company designs, develops, and manufactures air casters and air caster transport systems. It selected Indiana…

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March 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Building Bridges: CITCA + the Indianapolis Region

In late February, the Indy Chamber brought the Indianapolis Region to Chicago for an event with the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA). The event featured the Indy region and participants explored collaboration with CITCA trade commissioners, who work to deepen trade relations between their home countries and the…

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February 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Trade News as of 02/21/2019

USMCA: Mexico’s new government under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is currently taking steps to ratify the new North American trade pact.  For further insight into the ratification procedure of USMCA for U.S., Canada and Mexico, click here. Current challenges that are delaying the ratification process include continued disagreement…

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February 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Spotlight: IUPUI’s 30-Year International Legacy

Since 1989, an emphasis on internationalization has allowed IUPUI to initiate connections with the world. February 2019 marks the 30-year anniversary of establishing IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs as a hub for Hoosier-driven interest in international academic activities and connections. The overarching intent of IUPUI’s international work is to ensure…

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February 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Export Indiana Fellowship Program: Word Systems Inc.

When Indianapolis-based Word Systems Inc. first began selling its products in Zambia in 2015, the company saw opportunities for growth — and a need for export assistance. Since 1977, the company has provided mission critical recording solutions for law enforcement and private sector interviews. In 2017, the company took…

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February 19, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Export Indiana Fellowship Program: Word Systems Inc.

When Indianapolis-based Word Systems Inc. first began selling its products in Zambia in 2015, the company saw opportunities for growth — and a need for export assistance. Since 1977, the company has provided mission critical recording solutions for law enforcement and private sector interviews. In 2017, the company took…

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January 30, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Trade News as of 1/30/19

Brexit: On March 29, 2019, the UK is expected to leave the European Union as a result of the 2016 UK public referendum – recent developments can be found here. Brexit is expected to directly impact U.S. exports, as the UK acts as a US doorway to the…

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January 29, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

New Go Global Grant Recipients

In early December 2018, the Indy Partnership offered a new round of export acceleration grants — up to $5,000 in matching funds — to small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) headquartered in the nine-county Indianapolis region. The GoGlobal Grant Export Acceleration Program is funded by JPMorgan Chase through the Brookings Institute’s…

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