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Big ambitions for small planning firm

September 24, 2011
Eden Collaborative, the three-man company Adam Thies founded in 2004, is working to revitalize St. Clair Place on Indianapolis’ east side, among other projects.
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Not all fun and games for north-side comedy club

August 27, 2011
New owners' focus on business practices, bigger-name comedians put Morty’s Comedy Joint on stronger footing.
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Ball State geothermal plant powers economic engine

August 27, 2011
Ball State University leaders hope the school's $87 million geothermal plant paves the way for others like it—as an economic-development opportunity as much as an environmental effort.
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Test scores, attitudes improving at Indianapolis magnet school

August 20, 2011
High expectations set tone for Indianapolis Public School's Harshman Middle School overhaul.
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Mobile video game trailer rolls into central Indiana

August 20, 2011
Startup Game Guru 2 U is providing entertainment for about 10 events a month, but hopes to triple its business.
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Fundraising starts slowly for Indiana student loan program

August 13, 2011
The slow economy is hurting progress on an endowment that would help pro bono lawyers repay debt.
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Homegrown firm creates stir with Bloody Mary mix

July 23, 2011
Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary mix started 18 months ago and already is a profitable entity available in 350 locations and six states. This month, Hoosier Momma expanded into Kentucky, thanks to a deal with national distribution giant Southern Wine and Spirits.
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Can't stand the heat? Get off the job site

July 11, 2011
The combination of rising temperatures and humid air have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for central Indiana through 8 p.m., but some area workers can’t stay out of the elements.
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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