Feminine Hygiene Product Wins ‘Next Launch’
A sustainable feminine hygiene product developed by a Fishers High School student took the $25,000 first place prize in Wednesday’s "The Next Launch" competition at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The event drew business ideas from students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event, and Director Alex Kurrelmeier says the goal is to make the competition national to address…
Steel Dynamics Adding Terre Haute Operation
Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) has acquired a Terre Haute steel producer. The deal for Heartland Steel, a subsidiary of Brazil-based CSN Steel S.L.U., is valued at $400 million. Steel Dynamics says the addition boosts its flat roll steel production capacity from 8.4 million tons to 12.4 million tons. CSN took on Heartland Steel Inc. in Vigo County 17 years ago for $175 million. CEO Mark Millett says…
Hoosier Companies Among ‘Best Places’ in Healthcare
Several Indiana companies are included in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2018 list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The publication says those that made the list stand out in their efforts "to create an empowered and satisfied workforce."
Women’s Philanthropy Institute Director to Resign
The director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis has announced plans to resign. Debra Mesch, who has served in the role for 10 years, will step down in August to focus on full-time research and teaching. IUPUI says, during Mesch’s tenure, the WPI has received nearly $3 million in research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further research into men’s and women’s giving.
Four Areas Indiana Must Invest In To Close The Skills Gap
Often dubbed the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, Indianapolis has quickly become a notable tech hub. The city, which added nearly 9,200 digital service jobs between 2010 and 2015 – more than that of the metro areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio and Louisville combined – is also home to prominent tech companies such as Salesforce, Sharpen, PERQ and countless more to come. However, with the city’s tremendous growth in the tech sector also comes a major skills gap…