This election, the Indiana Chamber engaged the 2016 gubernatorial candidates on key public policy issues with our Beyond the Bicentennial campaign. The effort featured a series of letters rooted in the four drivers of Indiana Vision 2025, our long-term economic development action plan for the state:
The application period is now open for the Indiana Chamber’s annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” competition. In its 12th year, this program honors top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.
Companies need to have at least 15 Hoosier employees to be eligible. Out-of-state parent companies are also eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.
Winners are selected in four groups: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees.
The application deadline is Friday, November 18. To apply, visit www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
Making sure young people are ready for college or a career after completing their secondary education should be a top priority for all. The Indiana Chamber Foundation, through its Ready Indiana program, is one of the resources identified through the Lilly Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative (a five-year, up to $30 million effort) to guide college and career readiness programs.
The Foundation has conducted a series of studies over the past three years to identify best practices and counseling models. Education-employer connections are one of the keys to success, with businesses a valuable partner. Planning grants are available for school corporations and charter schools to utilize Ready Indiana resources to seek implementation funding that could be as high as $100 per student.
Details on the Endowment’s initiative are at http://www.lillyendowment.org/ed_ci.html. Contact Shelley Huffman (317-264-7548) to learn how Ready Indiana can be of assistance.