July / August 2007
Volume 10, Number 4
From the Office of the President
Never before have the three largest public higher education institutions in Indiana (with a combined enrollment of more than 270,000 students) welcomed new leaders at the same time. Find out what each has to say about the importance of their past experiences, as well as the challenges and opportunities that await them.
Indiana University: Michael McRobbie
Purdue University: France Córdova
Ivy Tech Community College: Thomas Snyder
Looking Inside the Life Sciences
Nearly every state is focused on it as part of a necessary economic diversification. Global companies and resources are part of its mix. It is wide-ranging, involving a number of current and emerging industries. It is the life sciences.
Emerging program: Forensics
Beneficiary: Phil Thompson
New company: Beckman Coulter
Related industries: Research, legal
Higher education: Indiana University
Helping Indiana Businesses Succeed
That is the mission of the latest Indiana Chamber study – Accelerating Growth in Indiana's Mid-Market Companies. Public and private sector partners are joining together to learn what makes these companies tick, and how practices and policies can be adjusted to produce even higher levels of achievement for these organizations and their employees.
Reviewing the Legislative Session
No matter the question, it was hard for a panel of experts to stray too far away from property taxes and the related topic of government efficiency. The grades are in. See what the insiders have to say.
A Powerful Predicament
At the risk of being accused of being the boy who cried wolf too many times, the Indiana Chamber has repeated its concerns in recent years about the state's dwindling supply of electricity reserves. The energy picture for the state and beyond is presented here.
New Form of Health Care
Retail clinics are a growing alternative for those seeking medical treatment. Insiders say the opportunity to select basic services from a menu of options may not solve the nation's overall cost and access difficulties, but the trend deserves watching.
The list of human resources issues for companies to contend with continues to grow. Add another – the increasing number of employees who provide caregiving services for parents or other loved ones. Workers are often placed in difficult circumstances, with employers needing to be supportive while maintaining productivity.
Setting the Stage for the Future
An incoming international business, a downtown enhancement effort and a broad-based technology initiative are among the topics making news in Plymouth. Find out how the community is making the connections for ongoing development and learn more from architect Brent Martin, featured in our Indiana's Leaders segment.
Business, education partnerships
BizVoice® Web Exclusives
An early look at three July stories
Ohio River Bridges Project