Editorial

EDITORIAL: Schoolteachers need more upsideRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
Education reform in Indiana has come to a point where lawmakers need to find ways to attract more of the best and brightest into one of the most important of occupations, particularly as baby boomers retire.
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EDITORIAL: City needs to raise bar for project designRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
It’s puzzling that Indianapolis doesn’t demand more of those who shape its built environment.
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EDITORIAL: Indy Rezone initiative off to good startRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
The city unveiled the Indy Rezone plan July 5, and it’s clear from the top of the project flow chart that fresh perspectives are welcome.
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EDITORIAL: Road construction carries high costsRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Hamilton County motorists may be forgiven the occasional bout of road rage this summer.
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EDITORIAL: BrightPoint sale opens new chapter for LaikinRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
 IBJ Staff
It remains to be seen what will happen to BrightPoint’s 1,300 employees in the Indianapolis area.
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EDITORIAL: Bird's leadership provides lessonsRestricted Content

June 30, 2012
 IBJ Staff
For a guy with a legendary competitive streak, Bird was remarkably willing to suffer losses in the short term as part of his larger strategy of rebuilding the franchise.
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EDITORIAL: Purdue launches grand experiment with Daniels pickRestricted Content

June 23, 2012
Purdue University, known for its outstanding academic programs, has long sought a higher national profile. Choosing Mitch Daniels as its president should go a long way toward achieving that goal.
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EDITORIAL: Start over to fix Indianapolis schools

June 16, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A school district where fewer than half the students pass state-standardized tests isn’t getting the job done.
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EDITORIAL: City benefits bill signals progressRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Extending coverage sends message about inclusion.
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EDITORIAL: City sends message that design countsRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis' urban design guidelines are intended to create an environment that is appealing to those who live, work and shop here. That, in turn, creates demand, providing an opportunity for future investment while protecting investments already in place.
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EDITORIAL: Pacers recovery well-timedRestricted Content

May 26, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indiana Pacers have returned to relevance in the NBA and in the eyes of local fans.
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EDITORIAL: Speedway poised for more changeRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff
It’s great to see such an impressive team of corporate and civic heavy-hitters working together to ensure a bright future for one of central Indiana’s most iconic businesses.
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EDITORIAL: Richard Lugar leaves a legacyRestricted Content

May 12, 2012
 IBJ Staff
We were never of the opinion that Sen. Richard Lugar was out of touch with Hoosiers, or that his ability to reach across the aisle to solve a problem was a strike against him.
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EDITORIAL: Region's fate tied to urban coreRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
A conversation is starting about the health of this city’s urban core that everyone in the region should join.
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EDITORIAL: Pence has chance to lead, not hide behind moneyRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence should take the high road and lay out his full agenda ... because Hoosiers deserve to know how he would lead the state following eight years of sweeping reform under Gov. Mitch Daniels.
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EDITORIAL: White's plan for IPS lacks vision, innovation

April 21, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis Public Schools chief Eugene White projected a defiant tilt toward the status quo.
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EDITORIAL: Silver linings to April's slow startRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis jobs picture is brighter than previous reports indicated. Revised data provided by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics last month revealed the metro area had about 15,000 more jobs than previously reported and ended the year on a roll.
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EDITORIAL: Not everyone is college materialRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
 IBJ Staff
No one benefits when unprepared or disinterested students are herded into colleges.
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EDITORIAL: Chamber merger can help unify regionRestricted Content

March 31, 2012
 IBJ Staff
If our region is to compete effectively, it needs to present—at least to outsiders—a unified front.
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EDITORIAL: Indianapolis' new education deputy should work fastRestricted Content

March 24, 2012
 IBJ Staff
If Eugene White leaves Indianapolis Public Schools—maybe not so coincidentally near Jason Kloth’s April 1 move into the City-County Building—the city has an even better opportunity to signal it’s a place where reform-minded educators can thrive.
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EDITORIAL: Airport executives' travel deserves scrutinyRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
The lavishness of the trips smacks of a culture of indulgence and raises questions about whether airport CEO John Clark III is making the best use of his time.
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EDITORIAL: Online medical consults worth tryingRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Like it or not—and most of the time we like it—technology has changed the world we live in.
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EDITORIAL: Senate smoking ban bad for businessRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The statewide smoking ban approved by the Indiana Senate Feb. 29 was riddled with exemptions, seeming to prove what many people have already concluded: The majority of our lawmakers aren’t concerned with public health; they care far more about the right of business owners to operate without government intrusion.
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EDITORIAL: Time to put TIFs in the spotlightRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
 IBJ Staff
TIF proponents argue that the new private-sector developments—from the JW Marriott downtown to the Dow AgroSciences expansion on the northwest side—wouldn’t happen without the incentives.
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EDITORIAL: BioCrossroads an example of vision at workRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
 IBJ Staff
We hate to think what Indiana’s economic future might be if no one had made a point of putting the state’s life sciences assets to work in a coordinated, strategic way.
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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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