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Indiana Rail Road plans to speed up trains, and traffic, in BloomingtonRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Track and crossing upgrades will allow Hoosier transportation company to reduce wait times for cars.
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GOP aims to bolster legislative firepowerRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indiana Republicans expect to rule the Statehouse again in 2013, and the only question to be answered Nov. 6 is the extent of their majority.
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IU’s tech chief using university's clout to save millions on softwareRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
J.K. Wall
Universities are the hubs of the world’s knowledge economy, but they typically aren’t the smartest business operators in the world. Brad Wheeler, chief information officer at Indiana University in Bloomington, is working to change that.
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Toyota supplier plans 116 jobs in Hancock County

October 11, 2012
Japan-based Tsuda Industries Co. Ltd. plans to spend $56.2 million to build a facility at Mount Comfort Air Park East, which should create 116 jobs by 2016, the company said Thursday.
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Cummins shares slide on job cuts, lower forecast

October 10, 2012
Bloomberg News
Shares in Cummins Inc. saw their biggest one-day drop in three months Wednesday after the Columbus-based engine maker lowered its forecasts for revenue and profit and said it expects to cut as many as 1,500 jobs by the end of the year.
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Metro-area building permits rise in September

October 10, 2012
Home builders in the Indianapolis area filed 339 permits in September, bringing the total to 3,191 through the first nine months, an 11-percent increase from the same period last year.
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Local furniture maker acquires northern Indiana company

October 9, 2012
Facility Concepts Inc.'s purchase of Classico Seating in Peru, Ind., gives the manufacturer of restaurant furniture about 100 employees and 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
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St. Vincent, Community team up, forming colossusRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
J.K. Wall
Three area hospital groups—St. Vincent Health, Community Health Network and Suburban Health Organization—have agreed to join forces to manage patients’ health and strike new kinds of contracts with employers and health insurers.
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Citizens' Westfield utility acquisition will help with broader system needsRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Chris O'Malley
The $91 million water and sewer deal is expected to improve water distribution between northeast and northwest suburbs.
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Cummins shortens work week at Columbus factory

October 5, 2012
Associated Press
The engine maker says that slowing demand led to the decision to scale back hours for the 350 workers at its Columbus Fuel Systems Plant. The new four-day workweek will continue indefinitely.
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Precision Cutoff closing Franklin metal-tube plant

October 4, 2012
Dan Human
The Franklin metal-tube factory with 39 employees plans to close early next year, less than five years the $2 million plant opened.
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Rail line being revived between Indiana cities

October 2, 2012
Associated Press
The $5.5 million rail line project will return tracks between Kokomo and Tipton into service.
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Local pilot turns aerobatics into satisfying 'jobby'Restricted Content

September 29, 2012
Ellen Kobe
Billy Werth's passion for flying has landed him two jobs that pay the bills--as commercial pilot with Chautauqua Airlines and a major in the Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru. His third job is just for fun. Since 2006, Werth has owned an acrobatic flying company called Grayout Aerosports.
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Vincennes logistics program gets box of money from federal governmentRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
 IBJ Staff
$2.9 million grant will be used to bulk up logistics training and education center in Plainfield.
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Fishers debates whether to remain a town or become a cityRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Voters will be faced with three options for how the town will be governed in the future.
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Tutwiler auto dealership closes after 48 years

September 25, 2012
Scott Olson
Tutwiler Automotive had long been known as Tutwiler Cadillac before changing its name two years ago when its General Motors franchise agreement expired. The dealership closed Saturday.
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Fishers Marketplace gets new life under Thompson Thrift

September 25, 2012
Tom Harton
A high-end apartment project and neighborhood retail center are scheduled to break ground soon as the first components of the retooled Fishers Marketplace development at State Road 37 and 131st Street.
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State decides not to open Kokomo bypass early

September 24, 2012
Associated Press
State highway officials had considered opening a four-mile stretch of a U.S. 31 bypass around Kokomo this fall, but now they say motorists won't be able to drive on the road until next year.
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Future of Fishers campaign focuses on ballot questionsRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Public meetings offer residents opportunity to learn about potential change in northeast-side town's form of government.
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Wal-Mart again attempting to build in Zionsville

September 20, 2012
Scott Olson
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has filed new plans to build a store along Michigan Road in Zionsville, six years after the town rebuffed its original proposal that drew the ire of local residents and merchants.
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Carmel theater group pleads for cash to stay afloat

September 19, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
While awaiting word on a possible $75,000 grant from the city of Carmel, Actors Theatre of Indiana made a plea for emergency donations Wednesday afternoon.
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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 Grand Casino owners accept bid from Centaur

September 18, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin, Associated Press
Central Indiana’s two racetrack-casinos may consolidate under a single owner after Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings LLC submitted a winning bid of at least $500 million for Indiana Grand Casino in Shelbyville.
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Ambrose jumping into Plainfield industrial market

September 18, 2012
Tom Harton
Fast-growing Ambrose Property Group plans to develop a $12 million warehouse building on a site in Plainfield that it acquired last month from the FDIC.
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Tippecanoe Co. to put crime info at public's fingertips

September 16, 2012
Associated Press
Crime activity and information on people taken to jail or being released will soon be available to the public through a new app being developed for the Tippecanoe County sheriff's office.
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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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