If the team behind “The Circus in Winter” has its way (and if enough money can be raised and script kinks worked out), the Ball State University-incubated musical might be the first Tony award winner conceived as a collaborative class project.
Gov. Mike Pence wants to create an $85.6 million fund to help metro areas improve their quality of life, a new kind of economic development strategy for a state that historically plays up low taxes and highway access.
The building, which will include a 10-story office tower with 15,000 square feet of retail on the first floor and significant public green space, will be built on four acres where Market Square Arena stood.
In February, Indiana Limestone Co. filed for bankruptcy. But two months later, Chicago-based Wynnchurch Capital Ltd. bought the quarry company out of bankruptcy. ILC is now digging out and looking at a brighter horizon.
Navient Corp., which employs 2,300 in its Fishers, Indianapolis and Muncie offices, is in the running for a big contract with the U.S. Department of Education even as the student-loan-servicing company faces criticism after admitting it overcharged military service members by millions of dollars.
When Lawrence and Francis Beck planted six acres of hybrid corn on their Hamilton County farm almost eight decades ago, the father and son sowed the seeds of a family business that’s still growing despite widespread industry consolidation.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is encouraging local governments to help finance speculative industrial buildings, which could land new businesses but could put at risk hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars.
Indiana is experiencing a mini oil-boom, thanks to some big producers, but some small, private investors are also in on the game, through Indianapolis-based Midwest Energy Partners, formed four years ago by former CountryMark executive Bill Herrick.