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Investments in EV manufacturing renew Midwest’s industrial base

Fast Future COUNTRY—According to this Forbes article, Fast Future Country may be experiencing a moment. With the renewal of the Midwest’s industrial base with coming investments in microchips and electric-vehicle manufacturing, there is a generational opportunity for the region to re-assert itself as a leader of American economic progress.

Aurora Drive Beta 2.0 released

PITTSBURGH, PA—Aurora Innovation released the second version of its autonomous driver, nicknamed Aurora Driver Beta 2.0. The version has new autonomy capabilities, like navigating in complex construction zones. It also has upgraded cameras with higher resolution, and a new commercial route between Fort Worth and El Paso supported by daily map updates.

Indiana program invites remote workers

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN—Work From Purdue invites and incentivizes remote workers to move to Discovery Park District at Purdue, a live/work community that unites the collaborative, invigorating energy of a campus with the flexibility of remote work.

Purdue University ranks #4 nationally

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN—For the second consecutive year, Purdue University’s College of Engineering graduate program has ranked No. 4 nationally in the newest U.S. News & World Report Graduate School rankings. Purdue is home to national hubs for hypersonics and cybersecurity research, a sprawling innovation district and graduates who are among the most in demand in professional areas such as health care, finance and consulting, aviation and aerospace, and manufacturing.

Space for entrepreneurs opens in Tulsa

TULSA, OK—Investment firm Atento Capital has opened a new space for entrepreneurs. The space offers 18 private offices and several open floor meeting areas for people looking to start tech innovations in Tulsa. Atento has invested in 10 companies that are headquartered in Tulsa; seven of them have been recruited to the area from out of state.