Expansion

Downturn provides opportunity for restaurants hungry for expansionRestricted Content

August 3, 2009
Cory Schouten
The economic slump is giving independent local restaurants a shot at prime locations that in good times would be snapped up by chains.
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Banks building new branches despite online ageRestricted Content

July 27, 2009
Marc D. Allan
Bank transaction counts—the number of people going into banks to make a deposit, cash a check or conduct some other form of business—have declined in recent years with the increased popularity of direct deposit, online banking and easy ATM accessibility. So why add branches?
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Indianapolis hotels feel pain of national slumpRestricted Content

July 27, 2009
Anthony Schoettle
Hotel occupancy rates are way down in Indianapolis, as they are elsewhere, but local operators and national analysts think the city is in a good position to bounce back when the economy improves.
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Recession forces casinos to go all in with pricey expansion projectsRestricted Content

July 13, 2009
Peter Schnitzler
In a saturated gambling market, Indiana casinos increasingly rely on expanded entertainment options to attract patrons. The upshot is that an industry once considered “recession-proof” is asking the General Assembly for lower taxes and hopes to eliminate expensive regulatory requirements like maintaining engines and crews.
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Greater Indianapolis YMCA has $30M in projects plannedRestricted Content

July 13, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
It takes a map of the entire metro area to show all the projects the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has on its drawing board. The $30 million plan calls for building two brand-new facilities, one in Avon and one in Pike Township; expanding the Fishers YMCA; and building a new outdoor pool in Lawrence.
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HHGregg accelerates store-opening plans

July 8, 2009
Scott Olson
HHGregg Inc. said this morning that the bankruptcy of competitor Circuit City should enable the company to open more stores within the next few years than previously expected.
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EnerDel poised to get jolt of stimulus juiceRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
Greg Andrews
Within weeks, EnerDel expects to receive notification that it's getting as much as $480 million in financing under a U.S. Department of Energy program aimed at fostering advanced vehicle manufacturing.
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IQuest buys British firm, expanding local operationsRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
Chris O'Malley
IQuest Internet LLC, the largest Indiana-based Internet service provider, is going global, having bought a British company that monitors and manages data, voice and video networks.
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Gregg landing in prime spots abandoned by failed retailers Circuit City, Linens & ThingsRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
Cory Schouten
Electronics retailer HHGregg Inc. has snapped up at least a dozen former Circuit City and Linens & Things locations in six states and is eyeing more of the empty big boxes in an opportunistic move toward expansion.
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Churches look for ways to pay off construction projects planned before recession took toll on collection platesRestricted Content

May 25, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
In Indianapolis and around the country, congregations that expanded before the recession are now taking drastic measures, including budget cuts that have resulted in layoffs, salary reductions and giving less to charities.
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Business school outgrows IndianaRestricted Content

April 27, 2009
J.K. Wall
With enrollment surging in vocational schools around the country, Indiana Business College has launched an expansion into Ohio and likely into other states as well. The Indianapolis-based for-profit school also is changing its name.
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Progress on the PrairieRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
It's good to see Conner Prairie thriving after the rocky years it endured earlier in the decade.
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Conner Prairie Balloon ride will carry up to 20 people 350 feet highRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Conner Prairie will begin its outdoor season April 2 not as a pioneer-era museum but as an "interactive history park."
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Drugstores expanding on 86th Street corridorRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
A rough economy hasn't calmed the grudge match between drugstore giants Walgreen Co. and CVS Caremark.
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These stories might cheer you upRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Chris Katterjohn
This week I'm going to be your own, personal Pollyanna and try to cheer you up with some good news.
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Vocational art school grows at PyramidsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
The Art Institute of Indianapolis is expanding its presence at the Pyramids with the addition of offices, classrooms, specialty labs and a lounge for its growing student population.
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Logistics firm growsRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
MD Logistics has completed a coldstorage facility for pharmaceutical products in its hometown of Plainfield.
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Kroger, Marsh continue store-upgrade spreeRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Sam Stall
Even in the midst of a recession, one form of economic activity continues apace -- supermarket construction and refurbishment.
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Distribution holds promise for Central IndianaRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Chip Cutter
A new report shows that, despite a sluggish national economy, the Indianapolis area should continue to attract industrial businesses and distribution centers next year.
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Dean hopes Herron's public-art projects will prompt attention for the school's new master's degree.Restricted Content

December 15, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
IUPUI's Herron School of Art and Design is raising money to expand its classrooms — especially for those artists engaged in sculpture and public projects.
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Sign Craft experiences record growthRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
While many central Indiana manufacturers are feeling the pinch of the downturned economy, locally based Sign Craft Industries Inc. is posting record growth this year and projecting another robust year in 2009.
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Speedway project will have victimsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
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HHGregg looks to grow as other consumer electronic businesses falterRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Greg Andrews
HH Gregg has grown from a local to a national consumer electronic store chain and has its eye on expanding further, given Circuit City's bankruptcy filing.
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Retailers plan new locationsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
At a time when most retailers are cutting back, a few in the Indianapolis area are growing.
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Langham lands airport dealRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
An arm of locally based Langham Logistics has won a 40-month, $3.28 million contract to provide logistics services at the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal.
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