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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 29, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Indianapolis Region Touts Record $2.4 Billion in Capital Investment in 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today regional economic development organization Indy Partnership, a business unit of the Indy Chamber, announced a record-setting 2018 with over $2.4 billion in capital investment across the 9-county Indianapolis Region, in addition to more than 10,000 jobs created in that same timeframe. In comparison to records dating back to…

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January 28, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

UK company launches in Boone County

DS Smith Plc is an award-winning UK packing company that now has plans to grow in the Indy Region, in Boone County, Indiana. In late 2018, the company announced a more than $100 million investment in the city of Lebanon. A producer of paper and plastic packaging for businesses,…

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November 13, 2018 Joe Pellman

Response to Amazon HQ2 Locations Announcement

Below is a statement from Indy Chamber Chief Economic Development Officer Maureen Krauss on Amazon’s announcement of New York and northern Virginia for its HQ2 locations: “Thank you to every person and organization who helped showcase the Indy Region and the state as a whole to the world as part…

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October 4, 2018 Joe Pellman

International Economic Development Council Elects New Board Members

MAUREEN DONOHUE KRAUSS, CEcD to Sit on Board for Two-Year Term The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected, Maureen Donohue Krauss, Vice President, Economic Development, The Indy Partnership, to its Board of Directors for a two-year term. The election took place during IEDC’s 2018 Annual…

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September 28, 2018 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber Applauds Progress on I-65/I-70 North Split Project

The Indy Chamber released a statement today after Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials unveiled a new design for the I-65/I-70 ‘North Split’ project in downtown Indianapolis.  The Chamber has been involved in talks among INDOT, local elected officials, neighborhood activists and community leaders on the scope of the project,…

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September 7, 2018 Joe Pellman

Manufacturing Day Events in Indianapolis

Manufacturers across the country and across the street use MFG Day as an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers. Get connected to MFG Day events in Indianapolis by following this link. If your company is interested in hosting a MFG Day event, submit the details…

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