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Business news covering the production of merchandise, machines and tools.

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Landfill generation a gas for Wabash Valley Power

A 6.4-megawatt generating plant that opened last month in White County was the 16th for Wabash Valley Power Association, which leads the state in this type of power. | Photo courtesy of WVPA

November 16, 2016 - 3:40pm

Forecast: Indiana economy to outpace national growth rate

Vibrant sectors such as the life sciences should help the metro area outpace Indiana and perhaps the nation in the percentage of economic growth next year, according to an Indiana University forecast. | Photo by Robert K. Elder

November 3, 2016 - 11:33am

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Job cred: Ascend Indiana works to boost talent pipeline

Jason Kloth, CEO of workforce initiative Ascend Indiana and former Indianapolis deputy mayor for education, said more workers with post-secondary degrees are needed. | Photo courtesy of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

October 25, 2016 - 6:08am

Airport to sell another parcel for commercial development

The Indianapolis Airport Authority will vote Friday on whether to sell 6.4 acres it owns at Plainfield Industrial Park. Municipalities want more airport land put back on the tax rolls for commercial development. | Photo by Dan Hammer via Wikimedia

October 20, 2016 - 12:47pm

Pharmakon job cuts hit pharmacists especially hard

About 82 of the 195 jobs being lost at Noblesville-based Pharmakon are pharmacists or pharmacy technicians. | Photo by Chris O'Malley/Crain's Indianapolis

September 28, 2016 - 2:22pm

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