An Indiana economic development organization has announced a name change. Montgomery County Economic Development is now Indiana West Advantage Inc. President Jeff Birk says the new branding positions the organization and community “more effectively” in a competitive marketplace.
Kokomo’s new Municipal Stadium has been named best summer-collegiate ballpark by readers of Ballpark Digest. Parks in Indianapolis, South Bend and Fort Wayne also fared well in the online vote. Read More And Link to Lists
An industrial park in Howard County may soon become a reality! A 700-acre parcel of land north of Kokomo on the new US 31 has been selected to participate in Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program. This program is a key component of Duke Energy’s economic development model, partnering with site-selection consultant McCallum Sweeney Consulting to identify, evaluate, and improve sites in the company’s service territory for potential industrial development. The Howard County site was one of four locations chosen in Indiana. Locations are also eligible for a $10,000 award to assist with implementing the consultant’s recommendations. The Alliance has spearheaded this project, with initial consideration documents due next week and a final consideration announcement from the site consultants expected September 14. For more information on the program in Indiana, visit www.locationindiana.com.
Ten communities and organizations throughout the state will receive a share of more than $4 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants. The money will support efforts to assess potential redevelopment of brownfield sites.
Bona Vista Programs Inc. is planning a $1 million housing development in Kokomo. Laguna Commons will also provide educational sessions, health and wellness programs and recreational activities for people with disabilities.
The future of a street in the heart of West Lafayette is up for discussion. Purdue University and West Lafayette officials will continue the approval process next week on agreements for the State Street redevelopment project.
A Purdue University Board of Trustees committee has endorsed a proposed tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus for the next two academic years. The full board is expected to endorse the measure today and send it to the school’s Executive Committee for approval.
West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) has announced a fiscal second quarter net income of more than $150,000, compared to a loss of $219,000 during the same quarter last year. Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Lemke says the pharmaceutical development company has “intensified” its business recruitment efforts.