Inside Indiana Business

After three delays, a rocket carrying a small satellite designed by Taylor University students has launched. The school says the spacecraft blasted off Friday afternoon and deployed the satellite shortly afterward.
A ribbon cutting for a $22 million luxury apartment complex is set for Thursday in Fort Wayne. Steeplechase at Parkview, which is part of Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties' portfolio, features 264 units.
Indiana is reporting its lowest unemployment rate in nearly six years. The state's March rate was 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in February. Indiana added 3,200 private sector jobs last month.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Indiana businesses and individuals have until May 9 to submit online comments about proposed regulations involving coal-fired power plants. The measures would limit carbon emissions for new plants.
Two professional sports teams in the state have announced new business partnerships. The Indiana Pacers say First Financial Bank is the new naming rights holder for the lower suite at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Also, Indiana Members Credit Union has announced a partnership with the Indy Eleven soccer team.
The president of Ireland will speak at Indiana University's commencement ceremonies. Michael Higgins will join fellow I.U. graduate and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill in addressing graduates next month in Bloomington.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and College of Engineering Dean Leah Jamieson will help examine the relationship among economic development, technology and manufacturing. The two will speak next week during a regional meeting of the National Academy of Engineering on the West Lafayette campus.

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