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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Environment - Iron nuggets (pellets) plant back in the news, nine years later

This ILB entry from May 13, 2004 began:The "iron nuggets plant" issue - whether a plant to process iron ore...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 02, 2013

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ind. Law - "The politics of trash" in Lake County

A long, long story today in the NWI Times, reported by March Chase. Some quotes:Enmeshed in the process of bringing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Decision to void ordinance could stop ethanol plant"

Anita Munson of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that begins:Judge Michael Cook's ruling that Argos' rezoning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 08, 2008

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Distilling ethanol? Why not vodka?

"Farmyard Stills Quench a Thirst for Local Spirits" is the headline to a front-page story in today's NY Times reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Environment - "Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Gives Duke Energy Indiana Approval to Build Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant"

The IURC has today issued a 63-page order approving Duke Energy's application to build a coal gasification plant in Edwardsport....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Environment. - BioTown, USA. Remember little Reynolds, Indiana? Population 500

The most recent ILB entry on BioTown USA is dated Oct. 6, 2005 -- two years ago. It quoted from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Environment - Canadian company mining Indiana aquifer

The Diane Rehm Show on NPR today focuses on:U.S. Weather Patterns and Drought: Severe drought conditions in several southern states...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Environment - More on: Details on the BP permit; more stories today

Earlier today I promised more reports of press coverage of the BP water discharge permit, but as I'm just getting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Environment - Much more on: Protests grow over BP permit to increase dumping in Lake Michigan

Updating this ILB entry from July 20th, reports of outrage about the BP permit continue. Sylvia A. Smith, Washington editor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Environment - Protests grow over BP permit to increase dumping in Lake Michigan

The initial story was published Saturday July 14th by the Chicago Tribune - see ILB entry here. It was headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Environment - Stories today on NW Indiana's BP NPDES permit and "new source" air permit requirement for any Mitchell powerplant reopening

The NWI Times has two environmental permitting stories today. The first is a continuation of the stories on the recently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - Indiana’s voluntary environmental cleanup program a failure?

Dan Stockman of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a lengthy report today on the failings of Indiana's voluntary cleanup...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Environment - "Farmland values surge as demand fueled by ethanol propels corn prices upward"

Indianapolis Star business writer Jeff Swiatek has a story today headlined "Seeing more green Farmland values surge as demand fueled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Economic Development - More on the Minnesota iron nuggets plant

This ILB entry from May 2004 began:The "iron nuggets plant" issue - whether a plant to process iron ore into...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 25, 2007

Friday, November 17, 2006

Environment - "Factory farms are harmful to the public and the environment, researchers report"

A story today by Marla Cone of the LA Times reports:Growing so large that they are now called factory farms,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 17, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Environment - Coal is big

"Committed to Coal, and in a Hurry, Too" was the headline to this story in the Nov. 7th NY Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Environment - "As Investors Covet Ethanol, Farmers Resist "

A fascinating front-page story in the NY Times today, headed "As Investors Covet Ethanol, Farmers Resist." Here is how it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 02, 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - South Shore ridership jumps, again

The Gary Post-Tribune reports:CHESTERTON — Dan Ryan Expressway and Chicago Skyway reconstruction, coupled with gasoline prices that have topped the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Environment - "Corn-as-fuel may help farmers, cost consumers"

The Indianapolis Star business writer, John Ketzenberger, provides an economics lesson today in his column, headed "Corn-as-fuel may help farmers,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ind. Econ. Dev. - The South Shore Line, something that works, and could work even better

Thanks to Indiana Insight for spotting this column that appeared yesterday in the Chicago Tribune. Jon Hilkevitch's column is about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Environment - Largest ethanol refinery east of the Mississippi?

"Largest ethanol refinery east of the Mississippi? Dunkirk might land an ethanol plant equal to one being called the biggest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Environment - Ten-year moratorium on new hog farms in North Carolina will end soon, with no viable solution in sight

The Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer reports today, in a story headlined "Farmers seek state help on hog waste":North...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 09, 2006

Environment/Econ. Dev. - State's Pilot Shovel-Ready Program now in place

According to the new program's page on the Indiana Finance Authority website:The Pilot Shovel Ready Program is a new state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 09, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ind. Law - Richmond Pal-Item Editorial: Garton's decision hurts state wineries

The Richmond Pal-Item today has an excellent editorial on the fate of the wine shipping bill: Indiana Senate President Pro...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Ind. Law - Several interesting zoning stories this week

"Property rights versus farmland protection at issue in Porter County rezoning" was the heading to an ILB entry dated Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 25, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Anderson, front-page, above-the-fold in the NY Times today

But one might wish it were better news. The headline: "Company Town Relies on G.M. Long After Plants Have Closed."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 20, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Different views today on Gary airport funding

The Gary Post Tribune reports today, in a lengthy story by Lisa Shidler:Gary/Chicago International Airport backers say nothing can stop...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Proposed Duke/Cinergy merger sees some opposition

Lisa Cornwell of the AP has this story today in the Cincinnat Enquirer. Some quotes:A proposed $9 billion takeover of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2006

Friday, December 23, 2005

Ind. Law - More on: Laws deterred retaining Colgate plant, says Gov. Daniels

This Dec. 17th ILB entry quotes from a Louisville Courier Journal story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener and Alex Davis of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2005

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Ind. Law - Laws deterred retaining Colgate plant, says Gov. Daniels

In a story today in the Louisville Courier Journal, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener and Alex Davis report:INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Environment - Biodiesel plant, ducks unlimited

Biodiesel. The Gary Post-Tribune reports today:HAMMOND | The city is leading the fight against air pollution and dependency on foreign...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Environment - More on: Ethanol plant earns Wells limited backing

Updating this ILB entry from Wednesday titled "Ethanol plant earns Wells limited backing," the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Environment - State seeks EPA funds for clean land plan; Indiana Toll Road RFPs

Brownfields. "State seeks EPA funds for clean land plan" is the headline to a story today in the Gary Post-Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Environment - Ethanol plant earns Wells limited backing

"Ethanol plant earns Wells OK with tax backing" is the somewhat misleading headline to this story today by Rebecca Green...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Environment - More on: Concern about proposed Jasper County CAFO bordering the Jasper/Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area

The AP has picked up yesterday's Gary Post-Tribune story (see ILB entry here), and the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - "Indiana looks to grow life sciences "

"Indiana looks to grow life sciences: Biotechnology may help boost economy" is the headline to an AP story today by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2005

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - A new look at Wayne County agricultural zoning

The Richmond Palladium-Item has a column today by Steve Higinbotham of Hagerstown, Wayne County Director of Development. He writes:Agriculture in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - "Blackford officials, state end farm feud"

"Blackford officials, state end farm feud" is the headline to a story today in the Muncie Star-Press about how:Andrew Miller,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Vacant industrial buildings and vacant "big box" commercial buildings

Vacant industrial buildings. "Are buildings liabilities or assets for development?" is the headline to this great report today by Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2005

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - French Lick hotel to close for a year

"French Lick hotel to close for a year: Move will speed casino project" is the headline to this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 17, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Environment - Wells sidesteps ethanol details: Investors ask county for $50 million bond [Updated]

"Wells County Council members are still waiting for key information before they decide whether to guarantee more than $50 million in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Enviroment - Jasper County hog farm protested, approved

The Munster (NW Indiana) Times reports today:WHEATFIELD | Jasper County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special exception permit Monday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ind. Law - Lawsuit targets Hartford ethanol plant

"Lawsuit targets Hartford ethanol plant" is the headline to a story today in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:HARTFORD CITY --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Environment - Ethanol; Pines transfer station

Updating two of the items from this entry yesterday: Ethanol. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has two editorials today on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

Environment - Ethanol; Polluted land returned; Contamination exceeds expectations; Pines transfer station; Great Lakes carp; Porter County wetlands

Ethanol. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:Wells County Council members are still waiting for key information before they decide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Mountains of Corn and a Sea of Farm Subsidies

"Mountains of Corn and a Sea of Farm Subsidies" is the headline to a very interesting (and long) front-page story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Gary's Marquette Park gets $20 million

"Visclosky wins $20 million for Marquette Plan" was the headline to a story yesterday in the Chesterton Tribune that reported:U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Environment- PCBs; ethanol study; ethanol plant

PCBs. The Indianapolis Star reports today:Bloomington -- Workers cleaning up PCB-tainted sediment at the former site of a Westinghouse plant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Ag park; lots of corn

"Ag park approved at emotional meeting" is the headline to this story today in the Muncie Star-Press. "Corn, corn everywhere...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Environment- Fort Wayne paper has major editorial on big livestock operations

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a major, signed editorial today by Stacey Stempf titled "Mega-farms smell of money: Big...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 30, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Environment - Stories today on Delaware county ag park, Corydon brownsfield grant

"More regulation of ag park proposed" is the headline to this Seth Slabaugh story today in the Muncie Star-Press. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - After losing Mittal to Chicago, Indiana goes after Bass Pro Shops

"Daniels trying to lure mega sports store" is the headline to this story today by Jon Seidel in the Gary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Environment - Idaho following the lead of Indiana?

Tondu's proposed coal gasification plant has made the news in Idaho. (See a number of ILB stories by typing "Tondu"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2005

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Environment - Focus on confined feeding continues

I looked back to the first month of this incarnation of The Indiana Law Blog today, and found that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - More on proposed Delaware County industrial-agriculture park

Seth Slabaugh has a story today in the Muncie StarPress about the proposed Delaware County industrial-agriculture park. Some quotes:MUNCIE -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Financing ethanol plants

The Decatur Daily Democrat has a story today titled "Ethanol plant builder seeks Wells aid." Some quotes:BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2005

Environment - Tippecanoe County may restrict crematoriums

What with all the concern about living next to a transfer station or a hog farm, I really hadn't focused...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - More on "Mittal to put US headquarters in Chicago Loop"

This ILB entry from Wed., Oct. 5, quoted from a Chesterton Tribune story from the previous day about the Mittal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 08, 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

Environment - Agriculture stories today

"Changes planned for manure regulations: Commissioners want to change ordinance on confined feeding operations" is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2005

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Tech. & Gov't. - Two stories today about technology impacting small towns

BioTown, USA. Remember little Reynolds, Indiana? Population 500. (See this most recent ILB entry, from 9/14/05 and this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - "Mittal to put US headquarters in Chicago Loop"

"Mittal to put US headquarters in Chicago Loop" is the headline to a Chesterton Tribune story by Kevin Nevers, dated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Environment - Air Pollution: Hazardous haze worse this year

The Sunday Indianapolis Star's front-page, above-the-fold story today, by Tammy Webber, is headlined "Hazardous haze worse this year: Spike in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 02, 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Env./Econ. Dev. - Tondu plant rejection lamented

From an editorial yesterday in the South Bend Tribune:We are disappointed by the St. Joseph County Council's denial of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Trailers flow from Indiana to Gulf Coast

"Trailers flow from Indiana to Gulf Coast: U.S. shelling out millions to shelter 600,000 victims" is the headline to an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Monday, September 26, 2005

Environment - More recent stories

Septic systems. The Monticello Herald Journal reported here last week that the "New septic ordinance passes first step." Some quotes:White...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Env. & Econ. Dev. - Elkhart rezoning receives approval

The 9/3/05 ILB had an entry (second item) on a proposed rezoing of Elkhart County. On 9/16/05 the ILB had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Environment - More on Tondu vote put on hold

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, the South Bend Tribune reports today that: "The next pivotal date in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Environment - Ethanol stories today

Ethanol. Seth Slabaugh has two stories today in the Muncie StarPress. "Ethanol plants called corn 'vacuum cleaners'" is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Environment - Tondu vote put on hold

Updating yesterday's South Bend Tribune story (see ILB entry here), the paper today reports:The council voted 6 to 3 in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - More on turning Reynolds into "Biotown, USA"

Updating the ILB entry from yesterday, see this story today in the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Some quotes:REYNOLDS -- Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Environment - South Bend County Council vote tonight on Tondu coal gasification plant

The South Bend Tribune reports today:SOUTH BEND -- County Council members slated to decide tonight whether a coal gasification power...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Daniels hopes to transform town of Reynolds so it's powered only by renewable power sources

"Hoosier burg to be pilot for energy project: Daniels hopes to transform town of Reynolds so it's powered only by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Environment - What is it like to live near an ethanol plant?

The Muncie StarPress reports today:Because of the possibility of an ethanol plant being sited in Delaware, Randolph or another nearby...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 11, 2005

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Env. & Econ. Dev. - Several stories today on environment, land use, and economic development issues

"Residents, officials concerned abandoned landfill poses danger to well water" is the headline to this story today in the Munster...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 03, 2005

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Environment - More on the ag-park concept

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) has issued a press release today on ag-parks. Some quotes:“An agricultural park is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2005

Environment - "Ag-park decision might take time"

"Ag-park decision might take time" is the headline to this Seth Slabaugh story in today's Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:MUNCIE -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Environment - Stories today on ethanol agri-park

Two more stories in the Muncie Star-Press today about building an agricultural park near Muncie to house an ethanol refinery/brewery,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 28, 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ind. Gov't. - Bill creating agriculture department signed

An AP story by Rick Callahan published today in the Louisville Courier Journal reports:Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Friday, April 22, 2005

Econ. Dev. - More on steel industry rebirth in NW Indiana

Following upon the ILB entry last Friday on the steel industry rebirth in NW Indiana is this story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 22, 2005

Friday, April 15, 2005

Econ. Dev. - [Updated] Steel industry rebirth, and the Mittals up close

The Chesterton Tribune had a very interesting story last Friday by Kevin Nevers, complete with great photos, titled "110 inch...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 15, 2005

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Environment - 4,500-cow dairy farm in Ohio receives state permits

"4,500-cow dairy farm receives state permits" is the headline to a story today in the Toledo Blade. The story, by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Environment - Turning hog waste into black gold in Illinois

"Pig farm strives to breathe easy with suburbs: Hog waste turned into no-odor compost" is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Environment - Two economic development bills awaiting Governor's signature

Among the bills awaiting Governor Daniels' signature are two relating to the environment/economic development: House Bill 1653 creates a "shovel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Environment - St. Joseph and Elkhart counties taken off EPA list

An AP story posted this afternoon on the Indianapolis Star website reports:WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Ind. Econ. Dev. - State takes steps to help farmers

"State takes steps to help farmers" is the headline to an opinion piece today in the Bedford Times-Mail. Some quotes:State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 03, 2005

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Environment - In Ohio, One Farmer's Prosperity Is Another's Poison

The NY Times had a long piece Saturday about the Dutch mega-daries moving into the midwestern states of Ohio, Michigan,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2005

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Biotech - Purdue researchers find plants can fix bad genes

"Startling Scientists, Plant Fixes Its Flawed Gene" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times. The lead:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Monday, March 07, 2005

Environment - Indiana sues EPA over pollution designations

"State sues EPA over pollution designations: Indiana Attorney General wants 16 counties dropped from list of those violating limits on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 07, 2005

Friday, February 25, 2005

Ind. Law - Indiana Bill to Limit Local Govt. Wireless Died in Committee

"Indiana Bill to Limit Local Govt. Wireless Died in Committee" is the heading to a story today in Government Technology....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2005

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Econ. Dev. - Indiana kills anti-muni broadband bill

"Indiana kills anti-muni broadband bill" is the headline in this ZDNet story this afternoon. Some quotes:An Indiana state bill that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ind. Law - Telecommunications deregulation advances; proposed limits on municipally-offered internet services dead, for now

According to this story today by Eric Martin in the business section of the Indianapolis Star:The House Technology, Research and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2005

Monday, February 14, 2005

Econ. Dev. - Economic development financing via the Indiana Port Authority

A story in yesterday's Cleveland Plain Dealer, headlined "Just add water: The Port Authority found a new recipe for development....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2005

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Biotech - More on debate over human cloning

On Jan. 14th and Jan. 17th the ILB had entries on the "Debate brewing in Indiana over human cloning." There...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2005

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Env't. - A slew of Indiana enviroment stories this weekend

The unattributed AP story I posted yesterday from the Wabash Plain Dealer ("State's new environmental chief foresees big changes"- scroll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 06, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Law/Econ. Dev. - Biotech Industry Sees Potential In Ethics Rules

"Biotech Industry Sees Potential In Ethics Rules" is the headline to a story today in the business section of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2005

Monday, January 24, 2005

Ind. Law - Bill may derail city's plan for broadband system

"Bill may derail city's plan for broadband system: Proposal shows telecommunications industry opposition," is the headline to this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2005

Monday, January 17, 2005

Law/Econ. Dev. - More on "debate brewing in Indiana over human cloning"

Last Friday (you will find it if you scroll down) the ILB quoted from a front-page story in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 17, 2005

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Economic development - New Castle casket store marks a change in funeral industry

"New Castle casket store marks a change in funeral industry" is the heading to an interesting story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Monday, December 27, 2004

Economic Development - Chicago Steelmaking: Dead but Not Forgotten; Plus More

"Chicago Steelmaking: Dead but Not Forgotten - Activists Want to Turn Old Plant Into a Museum" is the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2004

Friday, December 03, 2004

Economic development - Different models for city-wide internet service

A headline yesterday in the NY Times read: "Pennsylvania Limits Cities in Offering Net Access." Some quotes from the beginning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 03, 2004

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Economic development - NWI seeks steel giant�s headquarters

According to a story in the Gary Post-Tribune today: State political leaders are lobbying International Steel Group CEO Rodney Mott...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Friday, November 26, 2004

Indiana economic development - Steel, coal and power plants, and auto parts

Steel mills. "Steel still reinventing itself after 150 years: Industry changes result in better products, profits, more secure jobs" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 26, 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

Economic Development - 25-year shifting of risks from business to the individual

"If America Is Richer, Why Are Its Families So Much Less Secure? For 25 years, government and business have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 11, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Environment - Frustrated by IDEM, Berne finds assistance elsewhere

"Frustrated by IDEM, Berne finds assistance elsewhere" is the headline to this story today in the Decatur Daily Democrat that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2004

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Indiana economic development

Inside Indiana Business has a story today titled "Steering Committee Named to Lead New State Economic Development Plan." The lead:INDIANAPOLIS,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Economic development - Trump's French Lick casino

The Louisville Courier-Jounral has a good analysis piece this morning on the French Lick casino, titled "Winner for French Lick?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2004

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Economic Development - Stories Today

Power Plants. The Munster Times has a lengthy and important story today about the possibility of a permanent shutdown of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 25, 2004

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Economic Development - Most State Governments Shipping Jobs Overseas

"Most State Governments Shipping Jobs Overseas: Union study finds that contracting tax-funded work to India and other low-wage nations is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2004

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Economic Development - China

Essential reading on economic development and globalization today: the NY Times Magazine cover story, titled "The Chinese Century." About one-third...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2004

Economic Development - Chicago Coke Plant May Come Back to Life

"Warming trend at coke plant: Growing steel demand spurs plans to reopen; 200 jobs possible," is the headline to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2004

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Economic Development - "The Region" to be renamed the "South Shore"?

The Gary Post-Tribune has an editorial today reporting that "There is a move afoot to change Northwest Indianas image by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2004

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Environment; Economic Development - Coal Market Up

A lengthly story in the June 16th NY Times is headlined "Coal Market Zooms In on Mines in Colorado," reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2004

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Environment; Economic Development - Several Indiana stories today

"Chamber, Farm Bureau oppose bill capping greenhouses gases" is the headline to a story in the Munster Times, that reports:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Economic Development; Environment - State Official Promises "One-Stop Permitting" and More

"State measure addresses ozone rules" is the headline of this story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Economic Development - Impact of state and local taxes on business siting

An article today in the NY times reports that:[A] study released this spring by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 30, 2004

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Economic Development - Story of private incentives winning out over government programs

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ran an interesting guest column Friday, written by an economics professor at Ball State University, Cecil...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2004

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Economic Development - A different take on the CSX buyout story

This Indiana Law Blog entry from May 20 reported on the effort of farmers in LaPorte County to acquire a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Friday, May 21, 2004

Economic development - China moves rapidly forward, voraciously consuming raw materials

This story today in the Washington Post. "Booming China Devouring Raw Materials: Producers and Suppliers Struggle to Feed a Voracious...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2004

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Economic Development - Iron Nuggets Plant Update

Updating our May 13th entry is this story/press release today from Northern Minnesota's BusinessNorth.com, headlined "Pawlenty signs Mesabi Nugget bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Economic Development - Two Indiana-related items

This article concerns environment-friendly economic development in NW Indiana. The Gary Post-Tribune reports today: LaPORTE With riverboat gambling funds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2004

Monday, May 17, 2004

Indiana Law - Economic Development and the Indiana Governor

Introduction. This entry, an opinion piece, has two parts. Part I looks at the problems with the 2003 Indiana Economic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 17, 2004

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Economic development - Iron nuggets plant update

The "iron nuggets plant" issue - whether a plant to process iron ore into nuggets, which can be used in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2004

Monday, April 26, 2004

Economic Development - More on the Iron Nugget Plant

More than two weeks have passed since our last iron nugget entry. Here is a story from the Friday, 4/23/04...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 26, 2004

Friday, April 16, 2004

Economic Development - WSJ Outsourcing Story Features Indiana/India Contract

A story today on page A4 of the Wall Street Journal (not freely available online) begins with this lead:When India's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004

Economic Development - State of NY creates entity to lure Indiana business to New York

The GothamGazette.com has a fascinating story today on Public Authorities. According to the article, the State of New York has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2004

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Economic Development - Iron nugget plant update

Two stories this weekend: An AP story, mostly a rehash, contains these quotes, which might lead one to conclude that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 11, 2004

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Economic Development - More about Cummins' leap from Indiana to India

Yesterday we reported on this story from Sunday's Chicago Tribune about globalization and Columbus, Indiana, headlined: "Global economy strains loyalty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Economic Development - Motley Fool reports on iron nugget technology

In a story datedlined 4/5/04 headlined "Steel Dynamics' Latest Thing," the Motley Fool report begins with this lead:Even as surging...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Economic Development - Latest news on location of iron nugget plant

According to this story today in the Chicago Tribune, "Nugget of hope slipping away: Hard-pressed Silver Bay, Minn., has been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2004

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Environment/Economic Development - More on coal

Our entry titled "Environment/Economic Development - Alternatives to oil or gas-fired power plants," posted here March 30 mentioned a Wall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 03, 2004

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Environment/Economic Development - Alternatives to oil or gas-fired power plants

The Chicago Tribune today has this story titled "Nuclear power's future examined: Energy firms study new plants." The lead:A consortium...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2004

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Economic Development - Indiana iron nuggets plant may be slipping away

Following up on the most recent (March 24th) Indiana Law Blog entry on the iron nugget plant that may be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Indiana Economic Development - NPR report features Indiana economy

NPR this morning had an interesting report on how states were dealing with budget shortfalls. The State of Indiana was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Monday, March 29, 2004

Indiana economic development - Outsourcing in historical perspective

Not available online, but well worth a read, is a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal titled "Finding Lessons...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 29, 2004

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Indiana economic development - More on Indiana's advantages in the manufacturing arena

Following up on the Indiana Law Blog entry from Monday, March 22, titled "Environment - Indiana's economic development advantage in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 28, 2004