Amazon’s announcement last week that its future second headquarters will create 50,000 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $100,000 have cities across the country clamoring to submit bids. But there’s a short timetable, with proposals due Oct. 19.
No particular industry sector appears safe from the impact, as the county's unemployment rate falls below 3 percent. Companies in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction are all struggling to find workers.
City officials could create a committee to examine the impact of online lodging services. Carmel has come out against them, and state legislators are weighing a bill prohibiting cities from banning them.
For years, the cities and towns in Boone and Hamilton counties have invested in trail systems; now they are adding other bike-friendly elements, like dedicated bike lanes, bike routes and loops, and bike-share programs.
A local couple wants permission to list a garage apartment through the lodging platform. Some residents think Airbnb could attract tourism dollars, while others worry about safety and the area's character.
Noblesville is seeing unexpected demand for three-way liquor licenses in its Riverfront Redevelopment District. Other north-side communities are determining how to distribute additional liquor licenses approved by the state.
An environmental group that's fought a proposed central Indiana reservoir says a study it commissioned shows its rival idea would bring tourism, environmental, transportation and public health benefits.