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State of Logistics Industry – Indiana: The Crossroads of America

June 22, 2017

In its first State of the Logistics Industry Report, Conexus Indiana’s Logistics Council (CILC) is releasing Indiana: The Crossroads of America, focused on Indiana’s nationally ranked logistics industry.

  • Logistics makes up 3.3 percent of Indiana Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is responsible for efficient flow of products through Indiana to the rest of the world.
  • Indiana’s logistics and transportation industry is a significant source of jobs for Hoosiers and accounts for more than 4 percent of jobs in Indiana.

The report builds on nearly a decade of work by CILC and includes data on Indiana’s infrastructure network of road, rail, waterborne and air assets and outlines Indiana’s public policy, workforce development programs and public/private partnerships that lead to exceptional leadership.

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2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card for Indiana and U.S.

June 9, 2017

Contrary to public perception, U.S. manufacturing and logistics industries experienced dramatic growth over the past generation, with Indiana outpacing many of its Midwestern counterparts and the nation.

U.S. manufacturing production grew 11 percent since the dot.com bust (2000-03) and the ensuing economic turbulence of the 2001 and 2007-09 recessions, according to Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth, released by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana.

The report also found that manufacturing production in Indiana grew 41 percent over the same period, a significant contrast to manufacturing losses in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

Access to the Indiana report, U.S. report and the Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth can be found at http://conexus.cberdata.org/ or click on the images to the right.

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2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card for Indiana

June 2, 2016

Indiana has the largest state share of advanced manufacturing employment in the nation, with one out of every 12 workers employed in the advanced manufacturing sector, according a data released by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana. The data confirms that Indiana not only has the largest concentration of manufacturing in the nation, but also leads with nearly 53 percent of its manufacturing employment in companies deemed advanced manufacturing.

(Source: Conexus Indiana, Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research)

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Southeast Regional Logistics Plan – Regional Links: Global Connections

October 16, 2015

The Conexus Indiana Southeast Regional Logistics Council (SERLC) has released its regional logistics strategic plan, Regional Links: Global Connections, detailing long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 15-county region (Bartholomew, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland and Washington).

By identifying 63 infrastructure projects, as well as public policy and workforce development needs, and establishing priorities for implementation, the plan provides a comprehensive blueprint of the region’s logistics resources. Infrastructure projects include road, rail, air and waterborne transportation, and projected costs for each. Priorities were determined based on the potential for each to decrease transportation bottlenecks, increase direct rail service, increase use of regional air facilities for freight, and improve mode-to-mode connectivity within the region.

(Source: Conexus Indiana)

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Strengthening the Crossroads: Driving Central Indiana’s Logistics Industry

October 8, 2015

The Conexus Indiana Central Regional Logistics Council (CRLC) has released its regional logistics strategic plan detailing long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 28-county region  (Boone, Brown, Clinton, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion and Wayne).

The Strengthening the Crossroads: Driving Central Indiana’s Logistics Industry is a complete, detailed map of the region’s infrastructure assets.

(Source: Conexus Indiana)

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Advancing Northwest Indiana’s Logistics as the Gateway to the World

September 16, 2015

The Conexus Indiana Northwest Regional Logistics Council (NWRLC) has released its regional logistics strategic plan titled Advancing Northwest Indiana’s Logistics as the Gateway to the World, that details long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 11-county region. (The Indiana counties within the Northwest region are Benton, Carroll, Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Warren and White)

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Northeast Regional Logistics Council Accelerating Manufacturing Excellence Through World Class Logistics

August 18, 2015

The Conexus Indiana Northeast Regional Logistics Council (NERLC) has released its regional logistics strategic plan that details long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 13-county region. The Indiana counties within the Northeast region are Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.

NERLC, created by Conexus Indiana in the summer of 2013, brought together 36 logistics executives and thought leaders from Northeast Indiana into a partnership with regional economic groups and chambers of commerce to develop strategies, goals and tactics to maximize short- and long-term success for the logistics sector in the region.

(Source: Conexus Indiana)

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North Central Regional Logistics Council Ensuring Connection to the World

August 4, 2015

The Conexus Indiana North Central Regional Logistics Council (NCRLC) has released its regional logistics strategic plan that details long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 7-county region (Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami and St. Joseph).

NCRLC, created by Conexus Indiana in the spring of 2013, brought together 31 logistics executives and thought leaders from North Central Indiana into a partnership with regional economic groups and chambers of commerce to develop strategies, goals and tactics to maximize short- and long-term success for the logistics sector in the region.

(Source: Conexus Indiana)

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2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

June 11, 2015

The 2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card issued by Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, and Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), places Indiana among the nation’s elite in four important categories: manufacturing health, logistics health, tax climate and global reach. A companion study, The Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America, explains why that bodes well for Hoosier workers and the Indiana economy.

Full Reports:

The full Indiana report, national report, and the companion study, The Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America, are available at www.conexus.cberdata.org.

(Sources: Conexus Indiana, Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)

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Delivering Indiana’s Logistics Future Statewide Strategic Plan

June 17, 2014

The Conexus Indiana Logistics Council (CILC), a group of statewide logistics executives,has released Delivering Indiana’s Logistics Future, its second statewide logistics strategic plan in the last four years that will serve as the blueprint to strengthen Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” position as a logistics industry leader.

(Source: Conexus Indiana)