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Indy Chamber Announces Anchoring Revitalization Program

Anchor Institutions Already Experiencing Positive Progress  September 12, 2017–(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, the Indy Chamber publicly announced the Anchoring Revitalization Program, a sweeping strategy aimed at redevelopment, local hiring and business opportunities around Marion County’s major institutional employers.  Today’s announcement comes after a half-day session with partners and participating anchor institutions to …

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Gov. Holcomb Makes Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees The governor made three appointments to the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees: Bradley Clark (Kokomo), Head of Engine & Transmission Manufacturing, FCA-North America, will join …

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Non DNR Grants and Other Opportunities

Funding Announcements by Deadline Date: National Science Foundation- Environmental Sustainability Grants- proposals due October 20, 2017—The National Science Foundation’s Environmental Sustainability program promotes sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being while also being compatible with sustaining environmental systems. Read more about this funding opportunity here. Department of Commerce FY 2017 …

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Man Killed in Dirt Bike Crash in Monroe County

Indiana Conservation Officer Greg Swanson is investigating a dirt bike crash that killed a Bloomington man. On Saturday September 9, 2017 around 2:40 pm, John W. Sexton (25) was operating a 2016 Yamaha YZ450F dirt bike westbound on West Mt. Carmel Rd in Gosport IN when he lost control causing …

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Indianapolis Airport Commemorates 16th Anniversary of 9/11

Ceremony to remember, celebrate ‘collective strength of the American People’ ​I​NDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2017) – Today the Indianapolis Airport Authority hosted a ceremony at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the infamous tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony, which included IAA first responders, honored the lives of more than 3,000 people who perished in the terrorist attacks that struck the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and United Flight 93 over Pennsylvania. “This day will live forever in the memories of millions of Americans like myself, who were stunned at the site of this tremendous tragedy,” said Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director. “Today’s ceremony honors those who lives were cut short, and the many brave souls who gave their own lives to save others. And it reminds us that we must always strive to stand together as one human nation committed to peace.” A piece of the World Trade Center steel recovered from Ground Zero, measuring approximately 12” x 12” x 6” and weighing about 40 pounds, was placed on display in Civic Plaza for the day. In 2011, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey presented the recovered steel to local Indianapolis public-safety responders and IAA employees who assisted at the attack site in 2001. The artifact remains on display permanently at the Indy airport’s fire station 1 throughout the year. Mike Medvescek, senior director of operations and public safety for the IAA, said Americans’ response to the attack was indicative of what Americans are made of. “Just as we’ve seen with Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and now with Irma in Florida, these incidents expose the American spirit – which is neighbor helping neighbor, communities helping communities, and brave men and women in public service ready to lay down their lives for others. Today’s ceremony celebrates those lost, but it also celebrates the enduring and collective strength of the American people.” ABOUT THE INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. It has also been inducted into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence, one of the few U.S. airports to be included in this elite group of worldwide airports. Condé Nast Traveler readers named IND the best airport in America in 2014, 2015 and 2016. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus. LEED is a green- building award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. IND has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture. …

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