Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Good News for our local economy!!

National Publication to Feature Indiana's Antique Alley
Richmond (eastern Indiana) and Wayne County will be the feature article in the August edition of Midwest Living Magazine. The story is titled "Antiquing with Attitude" and highlights what is known as Indiana's Antique Alley, which includes Richmond, Centerville and Cambridge City. The article covers more than seven pages. The Richmond Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau has been told by the publication that the equivelant in full-page advertising for Midwest Living would be close to $1 million.

Indianapolis Parking Cheaper Than National Average
A new survey from Colliers International shows Indianapolis is below the national average for monthly parking garage rates. The study shows the median rate in Indianapolis is $105, compared to the national average of slightly more than $154. The most expensive is $550 dollars in Midtown Manhattan. Colliers says the cheapest monthly parking rate is $40 in Bakersfield, California.

Indiana Wesleyan Lands NAIA National Championships
Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion will be the host of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the next three years. University officials say the deal runs from 2010 through 2012, with an option for a fourth year. Approximately 1,300 athletes, 500 coaches and support personnel and 3,000 spectators are expected to attend. The university board of trustees has approved spending $300,000 to make improvements to facilities in order to host the championships.

High Tech Company Chooses Indiana Over California
A company that took top prize in the 2008 Indiana Venture Idol competition is relocating its main operations from Silicon Valley to Indianapolis. Data technology firm Scale Computing will use a $2 million, 21st Century Research and Technology Fund grant to move its headquarters from California. The company has also won a TechPoint Mira Award for best information technology startup. Scale's founders met while students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Logistics Company Opening in Central Indiana
A Washington-based logistics services company has announced the opening of a location in Indianapolis. Radiant Logistics' Airgroup-IND regional office will provide domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics services throughout the Midwest. Richard Winscott will head the Indianapolis office. Airgroup services manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Census Bureau to Hire Thousands in Southern Indiana
The United States Census Bureau has announced plans to hire up to 2,000 workers at its National Processing Center in Jeffersonville. The reports the hirings will occur in three phases, with applications for the first round due August 28. All positions will be temporary.

Baskin-Robbins to Discuss Franchising Opportunities
Ice Cream retailer Baskin-Robbins is hoping to develop more than 45 new stores in central Indiana. The company is planning a seminar next week to provide details on franchise opportunities. Baskin-Robbins says the new Indiana stores are part of a growth campaign to expand its presence in the U.S

....compiled from Inside Indiana

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