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100 IN 100: Touring Putnam County Businesses

A visit to Greencastle took us to three manufacturing businesses that are expanding their capabilities to keep up with new opportunities. Diverse in size, scope and capabilities, these Putnam County businesses are all finding ways to incorporate new technologies to meet business challenges head on.

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100 IN 100: Touring Madison, Hancock, Shelby and Hendricks County Businesses

Old-fashioned grit and cutting-edge technology are working side by side in businesses we visited in counties surrounding Indianapolis.   In Madison County, we learned that Perfecto Tool and Engineering has been […]

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Emerging Tech

Data confirm significant impact of Manufacturing Readiness Grants program on company growth, state’s economy, Hoosier workforce

INDIANAPOLIS (September 9, 2022) – Conexus Indiana announced today results of a comprehensive study measuring the impact of the statewide Manufacturing Readiness Grants program. The $138.9 million in technology adoption […]

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Emerging Tech

Emerging Technology Showcase Series-Discovery Day Indiana: Energy INsights

Event Summary As part of our quarterly Conexus Indiana Emerging Technology Showcase series, we extended an invitation from our partners to an in-person event on Thursday, August 25, called “Discovery […]

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Workforce Development Lessons from Greater Lafayette

Kara Webb of Greater Lafayette Commerce How a dynamic dot-connector brought together schools, public officials and manufacturing leaders to create a vibrant program to expose kids to advanced manufacturing and […]

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100 IN 100: Touring Marion and Johnson County Businesses

Earlier this summer, as a part of our 100 Companies in 100 Days tour, we visited several advanced manufacturing companies in Central Indiana. The recurring theme that stuck out to us could be summed up in one word: growth.

Greenwood’s Nachi Technology, a part of Japan-based Nachi-Fujikoshi, has enjoyed solid growth as a manufacturer of bearings for the automotive industry.

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The Uplands Region: A model for other School-based Enterprise networks

Several months ago, Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) brought together seven school-based enterprises (SBEs) from across the Indiana Uplands region, allowing students, advisers and administrators to share best practices while also connecting with area business owners. What came from the first “Uplands Made Network” convening was a blueprint, of sorts, for how to drive successful partnerships between schools and local companies through student-run businesses.

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Building Indiana’s Hardtech Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Power of Local Connectedness

Why Hardtech? With its leadership and dominance in manufacturing, Indiana is uniquely positioned to lead the U.S. in hardtech. Like any innovation venture, successful technology commercialization and product launch doesn’t […]

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100 Companies in 100 Days

The Conexus Indiana team did its best to tap into technology and other tools to overcome obstacles created by the pandemic, but it also recognized that there’s no substitute for meeting people on factory floors and at distribution centers. So, as soon as it seemed prudent, the Conexus team got back on the road with what has been dubbed the 100 Companies in 100 Days tour.

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Supporting school-based enterprises is an investment in your future workforce

Being connected to your local high school could be one of the smartest workforce development moves you make. One program, in particular, is well worth your investment: school-based enterprises (SBE), which give students opportunities to operate small-scale manufacturing firms from within school walls.  

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Press Releases

AnalytiXIN announces new program in conjunction with Indiana universities to develop data models for Indiana manufacturers

Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame research to help manufacturers reduce energy costs, improve sustainability INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2022) – AnalytiXIN, a strategic program facilitated by the Central […]

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