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“And more”: Apprenticeship benefits exceed expectations for employers, students

When Plastic Recycling Inc. signed on with the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP), it hoped to fill workforce gaps. When Cristina Llamas and Danny Bonilla signed up to be apprentices, they hoped to get some real-world workplace experience.

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100 IN 100: Touring Boone, Marion and Hancock County Businesses 

Late summer visits to manufacturing facilities across Indiana gave us a quick look at just how diverse Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics sector can be.  

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100 IN 100: Touring Southern Indiana & Greater Louisville Businesses

When our 100 IN 100 excursions took us to the Ohio River, we visited a pair of family businesses, both third generation business owners that have fueled continued growth.

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100 IN 100: Touring Madison, Marion and Johnson County Businesses 

When our mid-August travels took us to a trio of Central Indiana businesses, we found they all share a drive for growth fueled by innovation and ingenuity.

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ADDMAN Offers Hardtech Startup Accelerator Cohorts a Look into an Additive Manufacturing Scale-up

Why Convene Hardtech Entrepreneurs? Indiana is possibly the only state in the U.S. operating two hardtech startup accelerator programs concurrently: The Heritage Group Accelerator and the gBETA Industry 4.0 Accelerator. […]

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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.

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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.

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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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