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New hotel tax in Johnson County would fund horse park, tourism bureauRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
Johnson County officials this month approved a 7-percent tax on hotel-room stays.
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Quest to improve corridors continues in LebanonRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
The corridors leading into downtown Lebanon are a step closer to becoming more attractive.
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Recession forces Shelby County's largest employer to cut workersRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
Knauf Insulation is cutting 11 percent of its work force in Shelbyville as the recession prolongs the housing downturn that began two years ago.
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Hamilton County businesses expandRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
Despite the recession, Hamilton County continues to enjoy economic growth from both old companies and new ones.
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Conference center plan for Hendricks County gets positive interestRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
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Speedway project will have victimsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
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Fishers tables $100M developmentRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
An Ohio developer and the town of Fishers have agreed to cancel a 2007 development agreement that called for a $100-million mixed-use project featuring 250,000 square feet of retail space and 150,000 square feet of office.
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DINING: Hal's Fabulous Bar & Grille food is only OK

November 24, 2008
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The menu at Hal's Fabulous Bar & Grille, is ambitious, but doesn't deliver consistently tasty items. Best bet is the lemon pepper chicken with penne.
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Budget cuts threaten local economic data analysisRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Morton Marcus
Budget cuts could eliminate programs that gather and analyze local and state economic data. This would hurt businesses and economic development officials, since they would not have the data that helps them see how their market differs from the state and the nation.
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3-class basketball is the right answerRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Paul W. Barada
Instead of four classes, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has been surveying member schools to see if they support or oppose going to three classes instead of four.
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Greenfield trying to grow post-secondary presence to aid economic developmentRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Chris O'Malley
If certain people in Hancock County have their way, one of the fastest-growing new industries here could be adult education.
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Builders challenge park fee in ZionsvilleRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Zionsville Town Council members have until Nov. 17 to decide whether to appeal a judge's decision last month that invalidated the town's park-impact fee.
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Indy Park Ride & Fly offers amenities to biz travelersRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Hendricks County approved the zoning for a $9 million, 2,312-space parking lot for the Indianapolis International Airport earlier this year. Indy Park & Ride offers extra services to travelers.
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Greenwood's largest employer to launch $69M expansionRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Endress + Hauser Inc., one of Greenwood's biggest employers, is planning a major expansion that will bring 234 jobs to Johnson County.
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Bloomington wins recognition for being gay-friendlyRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
A national newsmagazine for the gay and lesbian community has named Bloomington as its top U.S. small-town vacation destination.
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IU study looks into future of Orange County tourismRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Scott Olson
Professors at Indiana University's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies are conducting an analysis of new tourism attractions in Indiana's Orange County.
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Jennings County group hires PR firmRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
The Jennings County Economic Development Commission recently hired Indianapolis-based Brand Acceleration Inc. as its agency of record to handle advertising, public relations and brand management.
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Sugar Creek Utility Co. seeks rate reliefRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Sugar Creek Utility Co. wants the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to grant it rate relief for the 84-lot manufactured housing community Riley Village.
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Brainard defends Keystone projectRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Carmel Mayor James Brainard is trying to convince his city to pay up to $52 million more than the original amount allocated for a roundabout interchange project designed to ease congestion on Keystone Avenue.
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As workers lose jobs, Shelbyville hospital loses moneyRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Because major employers in Shelby County have laid off workers, Major Hospital isn't getting as much income from employer-based medical insurance plans.
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Morgan County passes sign ordinanceRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
The Morgan County Plan Commission has endorsed a new sign ordinance that requires electronic billboards to change no more than once every 15 seconds.
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Indiana Municipal Power Agency buys wind power from IowaRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency said it has agreed to buy up to 50 megawatts a year from Crystal Lake Wind Energy Center in Hancock County, Iowa.
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Leaders analyze Denver's commuter transitRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Chris O'Malley
 Sixty Indianapolis-area business and civic leaders visited Denver Oct. 19-21 as part of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce 2008 Leadership Exchange and paid close attention to public transportation, especially commuter trains.
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IU, Sapphire Co. theater productions falter

November 3, 2008
Lou Harry

This week, two attempts at stage bawdiness — "Lysistrata," and "The Wild Party," come up short.

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Conner Prairie balloon ride part of 10-year strategyRestricted Content

October 13, 2008
Andrea Muirragui

Conner Prairie wants to pay homage to early aviator John Wise with a balloon ride that recalls his August 1859 trip from Lafayette at the helm of a gas-filled balloon bound for New York City with the nation's first air-mail delivery. An ill wind blew him Wisecourse, ending his flight in Crawfordsville, but he still earned a place in history--and a U.S. Postal Service-issued stamp honoring his pioneering effort.

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