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January / February 2015


Volume 18, Number 1



Kotkin, Longworth, Hicks
Three authorities on economics, demographics and societal trends break down the opportunities and challenges for Indiana.
[Full story] 

Roundtable Revelations
Five state leaders engage in a discussion focusing on these questions: Can all areas of the state be economically successful? If so, how? [Full story] 

Analyzing Indiana
A series of stories shine the spotlight on different metro and rural areas. See where economic success has persevered, where some roadblocks must be overcome and where neighbors embrace their role.


BizVoice Turns 100
What began in mid-1998 as an effort to “inform and influence” celebrates its centennial issue. Staff members look back at some of their memorable interviews. [Full story]

A State Divided?
Indiana University professor and author James Madison sets the stage with a look at how our state’s history impacts today’s realities. [Full story]

Coming Jobs War
Book from Gallup chairman and CEO Jim Clifton offers key national conclusions that apply to the Hoosier state. [Full story]

Hearing From Our Future Leaders
Indianapolis and its metro area proves to be an attractive destination for young professionals. Let them tell you why they’re embracing their new home. [Full story]

Most Bold Idea to Reshape Indiana
Ten Indiana Vision 2025 regional forum and statewide summit participants share their “most bold idea” to reshape the state by 2025. [Full story]

Building Regional Powers
New initiative identifies national best practices, seeks to substantially grow Indiana regions through strategic investments. [Full story]

Seeking Stellar Status
Program aligns state agency efforts in selected rural communities. Learn about progress in Greencastle, Delphi, North Vernon and Princeton. [Full story] 

Eyeing the Future
What will Indiana look like if Indiana Vision 2025 is achieved and we are truly experiencing one great state? Here’s what the plan authors forecast. [Full story] 


President’s Message

Chamber Rewind
Inaugural BizVoice; Tweet Street

Celebration in photos
Annual Dinner; Volunteer Luncheon

Found Elsewhere
Counties by the numbers; per-capita income data