Indiana legislators met Wednesday to discuss forming new legislation that would encourage economic development in rural areas.
The budget passed this year allocates an additional $1.1 million to encourage recycling in Indiana.
Convention organizers expect a total of 40,000 attendees over the four day conference.
Hoosier kids are healthier according to various indices, but 23 percent still live below the federal poverty level.
The private sector added 9,000 jobs in May, the largest single-month increase in more than a year.
The effect of last summer's drought on livestock around the state could be felt for several more years, says one economist.
The Leading Index for Indiana has been trending upward since last July but dropped slightly in both April and May.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says improving the state’s workforce is Indiana’s biggest area of need.
From 2009 to 2012, the number of titles the state processed rose almost 9 percent.
The University of Indianapolis says too few people are enrolling in the programs because of Greece's recession.