Posted Sep 17 2014 7:09 PM by
Manufacturers are concerned with theft of their products and small tools, but they aren’t typically concerned about theft of their intellectual property. Should they be?
Posted Sep 10 2014 7:02 PM by
The future for manufacturing in Indiana looks bright. Per the Northwest Indiana Times, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 2.8 percent employment gain over 2013 as Indiana gained 13,700 factory jobs over the past 12 months, edging out second-place Texas by 700 jobs. Despite the recent growth, however, Indiana has still not returned to its pre-recession levels: With approximately 502,800 manufacturing jobs, we are still short by 10,000 jobs as the pre-recession high was 513,200.
Posted Sep 5 2014 5:05 PM by
Sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture. We’ve come a long way since the recession hit the United States in late 2007. And let’s not forget that we were far from the only country affected. The New York Times provides a good snapshot of how the global manufacturing landscape looks today as compared to pre-recession levels in “Global Industrial Production Shakes Off 2007 Doldrums.”
Posted Sep 2 2014 8:37 PM by
In the first of what will be 14 different studies on the economic environment of Indiana, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) this summer analyzed active Indiana industries’ historical growth and future potential with the goal of determining a strategy for long term economic growth in Indiana.
Posted Aug 13 2014 7:06 PM by
The 2014 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report recently issued by Conexus Indiana and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) leaves no doubt that Indiana has moved well beyond the Great Recession. Manufacturing and logistics are thriving in Indiana. The Report Card complements Katz, Sapper & Miller's annual Indiana Manufacturing Survey.
Posted Aug 11 2014 7:49 PM by
U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently introduced a sweeping initiative to curb national power plant emissions by nearly a third by 2030. The announcement is meant to be the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change, and it is characterized as “ambitious but achievable.” However, passionate debate has erupted in response to the 645-page proposal, which is set to be finalized next year.
Posted Jul 18 2014 1:45 PM by
Hoosiers can’t seem to get enough craft beer these days. With popularity increasing, breweries are popping up all over the state and are topping the tech and manufacturing markets in terms of growing capital. With craft beer sales growing 20% in 2013 ($14.3 billion), breweries and distilleries have drawn considerable attention across the nation.
Posted Jun 17 2014 7:21 PM by
The Indianapolis Business Journal and Conexus Indiana recently hosted The State of Manufacturing and Logistics: High Tech Is Here … Is Indiana Ready? At the event, Dr. Michael J. Hicks of Ball State University unveiled the annual Manufacturing and Logistics National Report, which grades the health of manufacturing across the country by evaluating the following categories in each state.
Posted Mar 19 2014 6:14 PM by
If you are like me, then you assume that software piracy only affects software development companies and the software industry. You don't associate it with manufacturing, much less think about it negatively impacting the manufacturing industry as a whole. I was therefore surprised when I saw a recent study completed by Harvard Business School (HBS) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) which discussed the impact that stolen software has on U.S. manufacturing.
Posted Feb 24 2014 6:46 PM by
Let’s face it. Fifty-two inches into the snowiest winter in Indianapolis history, challenges extend beyond avoiding deep potholes or figuring out who can watch the kids on yet another snow day. These extreme conditions have thrown a kink into the first quarter of operations for U.S. manufacturers.