Trade Sep-Oct Interactive - page 35

Building a skilled workforce has
recently been a priority on the
political agenda in Indiana. At the
invitation of the State of Indiana,
German ambassador Dr. Peter
Ammon met with Senator and
former US Ambassador to Germany
Dan Coats, Indiana Governor Mike
Pence, Ivy Tech President Tom
Snyder, and GACC Midwest Vice
President Mark Tomkins to present
the Skills Initiative at a high-ranking
forum in Indianapolis. “We look to
Germany and its effective dual
system as a gold standard for
inspiration,” said Governor Pence,
and reiterated his goal: “To make
Indiana a shining example of a state
that works.”
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The fact that Indiana is indeed a
‘state that works’ is not only
emphasized through excellent
rankings in site selection surveys,
but also by a strong GDP: The
US Bureau of Economic Analysis
states that Indiana’s Gross
Domestic Product grew 3.3
percent in 2012, compared to the
national rate of 2.5 percent – the
8th highest growth in the country
and a clear sign of existing invest-
ment opportunities throughout the
state. From a transatlantic perspec-
tive, German businesses have
jumped on to the investment
bandwagon in Indiana, not only
to profit from the state’s highly
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S T A T E S P E C I A L
‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ – The Indy 500
Abresist Kalenborn Corporation
Urbana
Al-Ko Kober Corp.
Elkhart
American Renolit Corporation
Laporte
Bollhoff Rivnut, Inc.
Kendallville
David R. Webb Co., Inc.
Edinburgh
Deufol Sunman Inc.
Sunman
Ehrmann USA, LLC
Mishawaka
Eimeldingen Technologies Inc.
Indianapolis
Elmotec Statomat, Inc.
Fort Wayne
Eubama USA, Inc.
Elkhart
Fan Separator, Inc.
Michigan City
Festool USA
Lebanon
Index Corporation
Noblesville
Iwis Drive Systems, LLC
Indianapolis
Jason Finishing Group
Osborn Engineered Products
Richmond
Kaltenbach, Inc.
Columbus
Knauf Insulation
Shelbyville
Ktr Corporation
Michigan City
Kvk U.S. Technologies, Inc.
Connersville
Modernfold, Inc.
Greenfield
Renk Labeco Test Systems Corporation Mooresville
Thyssenkrupp Presta Terre Haute, LLC Terre Haute
Voss Automotive, Inc.
Fort Wayne
Zentis North America
Plymouth
German Companies in Indiana
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