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Government Contacts STATE OF INDIANA OFFICIALS Governor-Mitch Daniels 317/232-4567 Lieutenant Governor-Becky Skillman 317/232-4545 Secretary of State-Todd Rokita 317/232-6531 Attorney General-Steve Carter 317/232-6201 Auditor of State-Connie Kay Nass 317/232-3300 Treasurer-Tim Berry 317/232-6366 Superintendent of Public Instruction-Suellen Reed 317/232-6665 Indiana General Assembly (Legislative Services) 317/232-9856 Indiana Senate 317/232-9400 Indiana House of Representatives 317/232-9600, 800/382-9841, 800/382-9842 FEDERAL OFFICIALS U.S. House of Representatives Peter Visclosky, 1st District 219/795-1844 Chris Chocola, 2nd District 574/251-0596, 574/753-4700 Mark Souder, 3rd District 260/424-3041 Steve Buyer, 4th District 317/838-0404 Dan Burton, 5th District 317/848-0201, 765/662-6770 Mike Pence, 6th District 765/640-2919 Julia Carson, 7th District 317/283-6516 John Hostettler, 8th District 812/465-6484, 812/232-0523, 812/882-0632 Mike Sodrel, 9th District 812/288-3999 U.S. Senate Sen. Richard G. Lugar 317/226-5555 Sen. Evan Bayh 317/554-0750 STATE AGENCIES & INFORMATION RESOURCES State Information Center 317/233-0800 Home Page State Hispanic Info Line 317/234-0225 Home Page sic/spanish.html Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture 317/232-8770 Budget Agency 317/232-5610 Business Modernization and Technology Corp 317/635-3058 Indiana Economic Development Corp 317/232-8800 Indiana Economic Development Corp., Business Development 317/232-8888 Indiana Economic Development Corp., Ombudsman Office 317/232-8893 Office of Energy Policy 317/232-8940 Environmental Management, Indiana Department of 317/232-8603 Family and Social Services 317/233-4454 Indiana Development Finance Authority 317/233-4332 Indiana Housing Finance Authority 317/232-7777 Indiana Small Business Development Center 317/234-2082 Indiana State Library 317/232-3675 Indiana Transportation Finance Authority 317/233-4332 Insurance, Department of 317/232-2385 Labor, Bureau of Child Labor 317/232-2676 Labor, Department of 317/232-2655 Labor, Employment Standards 317/232-2673 Labor, Wage and Hour Division 317/232-2673 Motor Vehicles, Bureau of 317/233-6000 Natural Resources, Department of 317/232-4200 Natural Resources, Land Acquisition 317/232-4050 Natural Resources, Oil & Gas 317/232-4055 Natural Resources, Reclamation 812/665-2207 Port Commission 317/232-9200 Ports, Clark Maritime Centre 812/283-9662 Ports, Indiana's International Port at Burns Harbor 219/787-8636 Ports, Southwind Maritime Centre 812/838-4382 Professional Licensing Agency 317/232-2980 Public Records, Commission on 317/232-3368 Revenue, Department of 317/232-2181 Secretary of State, Corporations Division 317/232-6576 Secretary of State, Securities Division 317/232-6681 Secretary of State, Uniform Commercial Code 317/232-6576 Secretary of State's Office-Todd Rokita 317/232-6531 State Board of Accounts 317/232-2513 State Department of Health 317/233-1325 State Police Headquarters 317/232-8250 Tax Commissioners Board, Tax Review 3171232-3784 Transportation, Department 317/232-5533 Transportation Finance Authority 317/233-4332 Treasurer's Office 317/232-6386 Unemployment Insurance Services, Account Status 317/232-7436 Utility Consumer Counselor 317/232-2494 Workers Compensation Board, Claims 317/232-3808 Workforce Development, Department of 317/232-6702 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Bureau of 317/226-7464 Consumer Product Safety 800/638-2772 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 800/669-4000 Federal Information Center 800/688-9889 Federal Mediation & Conciliation 317/248-4339 Food & Drug Administration 317/226-6500 Internal Revenue Service 800/829-1040 Labor Department, Federal Contract Compliance 317/226-5860 Motor Carriers, Office of 317/226-7474 National Labor Relations Board 317/226-7381 Occupational Safety & Health Administration 800/356-4674 U.S. Attorney 317/226-6333 U.S. Customs Collections 317/248-4060 U.S. Customs, National Logistics 317/298-1300 U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade 317/582-2300 U.S. District Courts, Clerk's Office 317/229-3700 U.S. Postal Service 800/275-8777 U.S. Small Business Administration 317/226-7272 USDA/Rural Development 317/290-3100 Business Development

GENERAL RESOURCES Useful On-line Resources Use these Web sites to learn how to start a business, register with the government and plan for success. Indiana Small Business Development Centers Indiana Secretary of State's Entrepreneur's Guide corps/guide.html Business Owner's Guide to State Gov't Agriculture, Office of the Commissioner This state office serves as the state's designated liaison with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Staff works with commodity groups, agricultural organizations, agribusinesses, international trade prospects, educational groups and private citizens in Indiana to promote and grow the Indiana agricultural industry. 317/232-8770 Home Page Bureau of Safety Education and Training, Indiana Department of Labor BuSET's primary function is to aid businesses in meeting current IOSHA standards and developing comprehensive safety and health programs through safety education and training via free on-site consultations. Services can include walk-through safety audits, training and education, specific hazard analysis, noise measurements, air sampling and analysis, and both comprehensive written reports and technical assistance by telephone. The free consultation program is available to any business, municipal, county or state organization. BUSET sponsors the Governor's Workplace Safety Awards, which honor exemplary safety and health achievements. BUSET also administers the state's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a program that recognizes exceptional company safety and health programs. 317/232-2688 Home Page Cinergy Indiana Partners in Economic Development Offers a computerized site and building database and provides a variety of business, real estate, demographic and quality of life information about Indiana communities. 317/838-2000 or 800/688-0688 Home Page Department of Environmental Management IDEM's Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance, Office of Voluntary Compliance, Office of Business & Legislative Relations, and Office of Community Relations offer workshops, technical assistance, industry-specific confidential compliance assistance, and electronic networking opportunities; provide pollution prevention grants and opportunity assessments to business and industry, sponsor and develop pilot projects; maintain and operate a clearinghouse of pollution prevention methods and techniques; recognize businesses through "5-Star" Programs and WasteWise. Office of Pollution Prevention & Technical Assistance 317/232-8172 or 800/988-7901 Do-It-Yourself Incorporation The Corporations Division of the Secretary of State's office publishes the Entrepreneur's Guide, which contains information on creating a business in Indiana. The guide is free and can be downloaded from the Internet. Other forms and helpful information are available at the Secretary of State's web site. Indiana Secretary of State/ Corporations 317/232-6576 Home Page The Entrepreneur's Guide corps/guide.html Business Owner's Guide Economic Development Information Network The Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) is the major economic outreach service of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The IBRC serves the economic information needs of the state's business, government and non-profit organizations, as well as users of such information throughout the nation. IBRC maintains extensive databases on income, employment, taxes, activity in different sectors of the economy, education, demographics and a host of other economic indicators for the nation, the state and local areas. In addition, we conduct original research to generate needed information when existing data are not available or sufficient. The STATS Indiana web site ( is a one-stop resource. Indiana Business Review, published quarterly in print and also available online at www.ibrc.indiana. edu/ibr. IN Context, published bimonthly in print and also available online at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business 317/274-0897 Home Page Entrepreneur's Alliance of Indiana This organization is a network of entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners working together to provide resources, information, encouragement and support for emerging businesses. 317/216-6346 Home Page Executive Service Corps This organization is comprised of more than 270 business executives and professionals who volunteer their time, talent and experience to help non-profits and businesses become more efficient and effective by assisting organizations in addressing issues, facing challenges and solving problems. Volunteers are kept current with the changing non-profit and business environments though various training programs. 317/574-7274 Home Page Growth 100 The Growth 100 program annually identifies and honors the top 100 private Indiana companies demonstrating high growth potential. These companies, with high growth in annual sales and potential for staying power, not only receive this prestigious award, but also have access to The Johnson Center business seminars, IU MBA interns and networking events. The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation 812/855-4248 Home Page Indiana Business Modernization & Technology Corp. BMT helps Indiana manufacturers apply technical solutions to achieving modernization and workforce development. Services from BMT's direct and affiliated programs include planning for efficient manufacturing, quality...

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