4:53 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Small Business Caucus of IN lawmakers gathering input

State lawmakers from the Lafayette area have a better idea of problems facing small business owners.

They held a town hall meeting Thursday to get input on issues entrepreneurs are facing and feedback on current laws and regulations. Several business owners say the unemployment insurance system is stacked against them.

Representative Sharon Negele (R-Attica) says she’s realized the same thing with the small business she and her husband run.

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7:53 am
Thu July 18, 2013

IN "Company to Watch" list includes one from Lafayette

A Lafayette based cyber security research and software firm is on the state’s “Company to Watch” list.

Emerging Threats is about three-years old, but the company has existed under another name since 2003. It sells threat intelligence for the online community.

CEO Ken Gramley says making it onto the list acknowledges the company’s hard work.

“It’s certainly an honor that helps show that we are on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the state and we’re proud to be there.”

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3:22 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Greater Lafayette Commerce partnering with U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy may soon get some of its equipment from companies in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division and Greater Lafayette Commerce have agreed to collaborate on the effort. GLC will facilitate connections between the Navy and technology producers in the area.

Brian Blackwell is director of engagement for the Center in southern Indiana. He says the Navy could get such things as sensors and radio transmitters from Greater Lafayette, but it won’t stop there.

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7:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series

Vijay Vaitheeswaran is the featured speaker for the Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.
  • WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with author and The Economist correspondent Vijay Vaitheeswaran about his new book "Need, Speed, and Greed," and his upcoming lecture for Purdue Libraries.

An award-winning correspondent for The Economist magazine and book author who writes about trends that will shape the future of business and technology and how to get away from the world's addiction to fossil fuels will speak Oct. 18 as part of the Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.

4:29 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Chinese delegation to visit IN, Lafayette area

Indiana will host a delegation of Chinese officials from the country’s ministry of commerce. The group will make stops in Indianapolis, Columbus, French Lick and the Lafayette area.

Purdue and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation are sponsoring the trip. Mark Van Fleet is the university’s executive director of global business engagement. He says Chinese executives often ask the officials making the trip to recommend good places for them to set up shop in the United States.

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5:02 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Grant money pledged to revitalize downtown Crawfordsville

Crawfordsville’s Main Street Program hopes to strengthen businesses downtown and lure more to set-up shop.

The organization received a  grant of $8,975 from the Montgomery County Community Foundation to do that.

Main Street President Jon Dantzig says the series of presentations and panel discussions were developed based on feedback from downtown business owners.

"Some weren't even members of Main Street at the time, but said if this is the type of thing the program would be doing, they'd join, because they see it as direct benefit to themselves."

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Election & Politics
3:50 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Gregg pushes corporate income tax plan

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful John Gregg wants to eliminate the corporate income tax for Indiana businesses. He plans to make up the lost revenue by collecting taxes from online retailers.   

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