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Richmond’s Innovation Center poised to take off with Launch Indiana

Eleven-year-old Dezi Cottman wants to work with computers, just like her mother. As part of her job at Porter Advertising in Richmond, Dezi’s mom Jessica Clark develops applications — “apps” for short — through coding, the process of creating steps for a computer to follow in order to accomplish a task. “Mom’s always saying, ‘I’m […]

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Dot Foods committed to growth and training

Dot Foods delivers far more than supplies across a six-state region from its big and bustling plant at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Indiana 1 at Cambridge City. It also delivers good jobs, good community relations and a good model for economic development success in Wayne County. Dot Foods is built upon a culture […]

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High-tech creativity flourishes in Hagerstown

Ten years ago, Jeff Huffine and Jeff Richards each ran a small business with one employee – themselves. They did similar work in neighboring offices. Maybe, they thought, they should look for a space together where they might be able to expand. Both men grew up in East Central Indiana. They had established their companies […]

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