Monday, July 25, 2016

August Events in Indiana


August Events in Indiana

SAVE THE DATE - State Fair starts on August 5th and next weeks blog post will be dedicated solely to that event!


Name
Date
Days
Start Day
City
8/4/16
8/6/16
3
Thu
Van Buren, IN
8/4/16
8/7/16
4
Thu
Nappanee, IN
8/5/16
8/21/16
17
Fri
Indianapolis, IN
8/5/16
8/7/16
3
Fri
Warsaw, IN
8/5/16
8/14/16
10
Fri
Crown Point, IN
8/6/16
1
Sat
Chesterton, IN
8/6/16
1
Sat
Noblesville, IN
8/6/16
8/7/16
2
Sat
Chesterton, IN
8/6/16
1
Sat
Greenfield, IN
8/10/16
8/13/16
4
Wed
Tell City, IN
8/11/16
8/14/16
4
Thu
North Manchester, IN
8/11/16
8/14/16
4
Thu
Butler, IN
8/12/16
8/13/16
2
Fri
Demotte, IN
8/12/16
8/14/16
3
Fri
Columbia City, IN
8/18/16
8/21/16
4
Thu
Greensburg, IN
8/18/16
8/20/16
3
Thu
Aurora, IN
8/19/16
8/20/16
2
Fri
Madison, IN
8/20/16
1
Sat
Wabash, IN
8/20/16
1
Sat
South Bend, IN
8/20/16
8/21/16
2
Sat
Hamlet, IN
Name
Date
Days
Start Day
City
8/20/16
8/21/16
2
Sat
Michigan City, IN
8/20/16
1
Sat
Greenwood, IN
8/24/16
8/27/16
4
Wed
Selma, IN
8/25/16
8/28/16
4
Thu
Versailles, IN
8/25/16
8/27/16
3
Thu
Morgantown, IN
8/25/16
8/28/16
4
Thu
Vevay, IN
8/26/16
8/28/16
3
Fri
Carmel, IN
8/26/16
8/28/16
3
Fri
Rossville, IN
8/27/16
8/28/16
2
Sat
Mishawaka, IN
8/27/16
1
Sat
Fort Wayne, IN
8/27/16
1
Sat
Kouts, IN
8/27/16
1
Sat
Syracuse, IN
8/28/16
9/5/16
9
Sun
Auburn, IN


#Indiana #Festival #Fair #Fun #Art #Craft #Summer

Monday, July 18, 2016

Central Indiana Economic Briefing from the Indy Chamber

Central Indiana Economic Briefing from the Indy Chamber
(based on May 2016 data)

Unemployment dropped to 4.0% in Metro Indy and 5.0% in Indiana as a whole.
U.S. current average is 4.7%
Lowest regional rate is Hamilton County at 3.1%
Highest regional rate is Madison County at 4.9%

Employment by Industry (What trades employ Hoosiers most?)
1 - Trade, Transportation & Utility
2 - Professional & Business Services
3 - Education and Health
4 - Government
5 - Retail
6 - Leisure & Hospitality
7 - Manufacturing
8 - Financial
9 - Construction
10 - Wholesale
11 - Information

Japans largest steel producer (Nippon) is adding operations in Shelbyville
Sallie Mae chose Indiana for growth and will be adding 300 jobs

Real Estate:
Listings were down in May by 1.9% (over previous year)
Closings were up 18.6%
Median Sales price is up 3.9% to $159,000
Averages Sale price is up 2.1% to $190,769

Indy Metro continues to be one of the most affordable places to live and do business when comparing to peer cities.
We are below average on all costs except Health Care.
Rating categories include:
Grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, health and goods & services

#IndianaEconomy #Indiana #Employment #RealEstate #IndyChamber

Monday, July 11, 2016

Going Green

Going Green

No, nothing to do with frogs or riding the tilt a whirl after eating...



#green #environment #recycle #reuse #realestate

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mass Transit Vision for Central Indiana

Mass Transit Vision for Central Indiana



The transit plan begins with implementation of Indy Connect, a multi-county transit vision for Central Indiana.  Marion County has made a significant investment in the existing bus network and wants to develop 3 rapid transit lines on high ridership routes.

The plan includes:
Shorter wait times between buses
Starting earlier and ending later
More efficient transfers
Advanced payment technology and real time arrival info
All routes to operate 7 days a week
3 rapid lines: Blue, Purple and Phase 2 & 3 Red (go HERE for more info on Red Line)

Legislation has been passed by the State giving some counties a new funding mechanism for transit by calling a referendum. The plan for Marion County assumes passage of a referendum in 2016 at .25% income tax ($.25 for every $100 earned) with new funding available in 2017.

The new downtown Indy, Julia M. Carson Transit Center opened on Sunday, June 26th.

Having an efficient mass transit system is a big step in moving Indy forward toward competing with other cities for businesses and making a positive impact on housing, employment, mobility and millennials.

More details on the entire plan, schedules and passes can be found HERE

#masstransit #indy #centralindiana #economy #JuliaCarson 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Need a Fireworks Fix?

Need a Fireworks Fix?

Check out this list for the long weekend. Otherwise, buy some earplugs for you and your pets.

Jul 1, 2016 (8) fireworks displays
Jul 2, 2016 (36) fireworks displays
Jul 3, 2016 (35) fireworks displays
Jul 4, 2016 (74) fireworks displays
Jul 5, 2016 (2) fireworks displays
#fireworks #July4th #indiana #independenceday