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Times report on IEDC shows low cost of corporate subsidiesRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
Indiana spent less per capita than most states on incentives aimed at adding jobs.
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Indianapolis technology companies pledge 1,500 new jobs

December 11, 2012
Three fast-growing Indianapolis technology companies—Angie's List, ExactTarget and BidPal—plan to add up to 1,500 jobs collectively over the next half-decade, officials announced Tuesday morning.
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Medical software firm plans to expand, add 25 jobs

December 10, 2012
Indianapolis-based RND Group Inc. said it plans to spend $1.3 million to update and equip its 13,510-square-foot headquarters. The company has 27 employees.
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Manufacturer of pet supplies adding 80 jobs in Indiana

December 4, 2012
Rockville-based Scott Pet Products Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it plans to relocate its manufacturing and distribution operations in Tishomingo, Okla., to Newport in western Indiana, creating up to 80 jobs by 2014.
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Cancer treatment firm adding 27 jobs in Indianapolis

December 3, 2012
J.K. Wall
A North Carolina-based maker of cancer-fighting ultrasound machines plans to create 27 jobs paying an average of $36 an hour at its Indianapolis facility over the next three years.
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Record number of companies grow Indiana operationsRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said 220 businesses have expanded or started here, and the number could grow before the end of the year.
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Auto parts supplier expanding Indiana operations

November 30, 2012
Associated Press
Tenneco Inc. plans on spending $18.5 million to expand its northeastern Indiana operations after winning a contract to supply emission-control parts to Chrysler. The manufacturer said it will hire an additional 100 workers.
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Iron ore processor plans $350M Indiana project

November 27, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A Minnesota-based mining company plans to spend as much as $350 million to build a iron ore pellet plant in Indiana, creating up to 100 jobs by 2015, the company announced Tuesday morning.
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Speedway, IndyCar owner names Miles as new CEO

November 20, 2012
Hulman & Co., which owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar series, has chosen board member and local economic development leader Mark Miles as its new CEO, the firm announced Tuesday morning.
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Diagnotes takes top prize in health care challenge

November 16, 2012
Diagnotes LLC's On Call software, which delivers patient medical records to smartphones of an on-call doctor, won the inaugural Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Community guru preps new HQ

November 16, 2012
Mason King
LQ_bill_taft_watchvideo_LISCHow did the leader of one of Indy's top neighborhood development groups help save part of the City Market? How did he help spark the Super Bowl legacy project? Any advice for home rehabs? Bill Taft has answers.
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ADM planning $29M expansion on city’s southeast side

November 5, 2012
Scott Olson
Decatur, Ill.-based ADM Milling Co. is seeking tax incentives related to its plans to construct a six-story building to increase its milling capacity. The expansion will help it retain 53 workers.
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Life sciences logistics firm plans to add 108 workers

November 5, 2012
Scott Olson
Indianapolis-based BioStorage Technologies Inc. is planning to add 108 jobs in the next five years as part of a $7 million expansion and is seeking financial incentives from the city for the second time in three years.
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MacAllister Machinery expanding in southwest Indiana

October 30, 2012
Indianapolis-based MacAllister Machinery Co. Inc. said it will spend nearly $9 million to expand its Daviess Count facility and create up to 61 jobs by 2016.
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Operations start at Amazon's new Indiana warehouse

October 4, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Officials say Amazon.com Inc.'s new warehouse and distribution center in southern Indiana has started operations with more than 1,000 workers.
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Women's retailer plans $37M expansion, 242 jobs

September 27, 2012
New York-based Ascena Retail Group, whose female clothing brands include Justice, Lane Bryant, Maurices and Dressbarn, plans to transform its 794,000-square-foot warehouse in Greencastle into an e-commerce distribution hub.
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Local services firm plans expansion, up to 100 jobs

September 18, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Business services firm First Advantage said Tuesday that it plans to move its operational headquarters from St. Petersburg, Fla., to its local offices in Fishers, creating up to 100 jobs in the process.
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Indiana auto-parts supplier set to add jobs

September 18, 2012
Associated Press
An auto-parts supplier in northeastern Indiana plans to expand its operations and create as many as 95 new jobs.
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Study: Indiana tax code discourages small businesses

September 15, 2012
Associated Press
A new study of Indiana's business tax structure suggests the state's tax code discourages the small, home-grown businesses often considered the engines of job creation.
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Auto parts manufacturer plans plant, 47 jobs in Shelbyville

September 11, 2012
Faeza Alloyers USA, a metal alloys manufacturer and fabricator, said it will invest nearly $7.6 million to construct and equip a 36,000-square-foot facility in Shelbyville, its first in the United States for the Mexico-based company.
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Architecture firm plans to expand, add 27 employees

September 6, 2012
Guidon Inc. said it will add the jobs by 2016 as part of a $545,000 expansion that includes upgrades to its facility at 2453 N. Delaware St. in Indianapolis.
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Packaging manufacturer plans to expand, add 32 jobs

August 23, 2012
Cicero, Ill.-based Royal Box Group LLC said it plans to add 32 employees by 2017 and spend $3.8 million to build and equip a new plant in Greenfield.
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Web services firm plans downtown office, 300 jobs

August 22, 2012
San Francisco-based cloud-computing service provider Appirio Inc. said it will spend $2 million to open an office in downtown Indianapolis' Pan Am building, where it will employ 300 by 2015.
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RV parts suppliers plan to add 260 jobs in Indiana

August 8, 2012
Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. and Kinro Manufacturing Inc., divisions of White Plains, N.Y.-based Drew Industries Inc., said they will bring the jobs to Elkhart and Goshen by 2015 as part of a $3.7 million expansion.
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Marketing software firm CIK plans to expand, add 57 jobs

August 6, 2012
CIK Enterprises LLC, a marketing software and services firm, plans to add the jobs by 2016. The company will continue to lease a 30,000-square-foot facility on the city’s west side.
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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