Thousands of residents in central Indiana pre-paid their property tax bills before Jan. 1, resulting in more than $31 million in early payments, according to research by IBJ. The early payments marked a significant increase for most areas.
Since 2014, developers have invested nearly $90 million between three projects on the north side of 116th Street in Fishers. Now, the south side—mostly lined with small, one-story retail buildings and parking lots—could see a similar boom.
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.