Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman

Daily Editor
Construction, design, engineering

Newman has covered the Indianapolis business community as an editor or reporter for 21 years, including the past 18 at IBJ. He joined the newspaper in 1995 as a real estate reporter, became editor of IBJ’s Focus section a year later and served the next 13 years in that position. He became Daily Editor at the beginning of 2009. Prior to IBJ, he had a three-year stint as an editor and writer at the now-defunct Indianapolis C.E.O. magazine. A graduate of Ball State University, Newman spent the first six years of his journalism career as a sports writer and editor at several Indiana newspapers, including the Michigan City News-Dispatch, the Whitley County Post & Mail and the Muncie Evening Press. He lives in Fishers with his wife and two of their four children. An avid sports fan, Newman has spent every year since 1972 believing this is finally the Cubs’ year.

Phone:
(317) 472-5382

ARTICLES

Local homebuilders have best November since 2007

Builders filed 386 single-family building permits in the nine-county metro area last month. That's the highest number in November since 500 permits were filed seven years ago.
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Navistar closing local foundry with 180 workers

The foundry, located on the city’s east side at 5565 Brookville Road, produces engine blocks and heads. Navistar said the closure process will take place during the first half of 2015 and be completed in the summer.
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Sun King to put limits on distribution to avoid state cap

Sun King Brewing Co. said it plans to quit distributing beer outside of the Indianapolis metropolitan area because it is close to hitting the state’s 30,000-barrel-a-year production limit at its downtown brewery.
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Local water logistics company expands in Chicago area

Indianapolis-based TPG Marine Enterprises LLC announced Thursday that it has acquired Chicago Dry Dock, a shipyard near Lake Michigan founded in 1979.
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One of city's largest woman-owned businesses acquired

Distribution business HP Products Corp., a 450-employee company founded in Indianapolis in 1964, is now owned by Virginia-based Ferguson Enterprises Inc., the companies announced Tuesday.
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Hamilton County man arrested for investment scheme

John K. Marcum, 50, was taken into custody Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of criminal wire fraud, securities fraud and money laundering.
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Ponzi scheme operator gets 20 years in prison

A former OneAmerica Securities Inc. representative who is already serving five years in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme received a much tougher sentence Thursday in a local courtroom.
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Local business leader Bill Mays dies at 69

William G. Mays, who built one of the nation's largest minority-owned companies and saved one of its oldest African-American newspapers, died Thursday in Indianapolis on his 69th birthday. “Indianapolis has lost a titan of industry and philanthropy," Mayor Greg Ballard said.
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UPDATE: Tax break sought on $11M Keystone Crossing building

The office building is part of a planned 15-acre development near the Fashion Mall that includes offices, apartments, a hotel and retail space. The Gene B. Glick Co. is a possible tenant.
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Upstart local casket company about to go under

Genesis Casket Co., a locally based manufacturer that appeared to be on the fast track just a few years ago, has notified the state that it plans to close its Indianapolis headquarters, ending employment for 56 workers.
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