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December Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 24, 2020) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for December and remains lower than the national rate of 3.5 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of …

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State Launches New Export Assistance Program, Increasing Resources for Small Businesses

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2020) – Today, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) launched the Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) program to develop and expand export opportunities throughout the state, assisting Indiana small businesses with identifying, marketing and selling Hoosier-made goods in international markets. “To remain competitive in today’s rapidly-evolving …

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Indiana officials applaud China trade deal

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2020) —Today, the United States and China reached a phase one trade agreement, which was formally signed by President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. “During my economic development trip to China in September, numerous government officials expressed a desire to secure a trade deal …

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Visit Indiana’s The 20 IN 20

INDIANAPOLIS (January 15, 2020) – Ale, Stout, or Lager, no matter what your favorite may be, Indiana has a craft brew for you. Hoosier breweries consistently rank as some of the best in the world at prestigious competitions, like the Great American Beer Festival and the Brewers’ Cup. So, it …

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Indiana FSSA launches informative video to help guide families through child care and early education choices

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana offers useful and informative resources to help parents find quality child care and early learning opportunities for their children. Good examples are ChildCareFinder.IN.Gov, which the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration launched in 2016 to help find and compare licensed and registered child cares in their areas, …

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Applications now open for Quick Impact Placebased Grant

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 13, 2020) – Today, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs along with the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that the Quick Impact Placebased Grant Program, is open for applications. This matching grant is designed to fund transformational projects that spark community-wide conversations and creativity. A new partnership …

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Indiana State Hemp Program Plan submitted to USDA

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 10, 2020) —The Indiana State Hemp Plan was formally submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on December 26, 2019. Robert Waltz, Indiana State Chemist & Seed Commissioner, and Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director, were the co-signers of the submitted plan. Below are …

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