Consumer ratings service Angie’s List is scoping locations for hundreds of new employees the fast-growing firm plans to hire. And unlike past expansions, it’s looking beyond its East Washington Street headquarters—and Indianapolis.
But Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard also reiterated his opposition to mayoral control over all of IPS, which some local leaders have pushed for recently. He called that idea “premature.”
The city’s mounting legal bills to cover lawsuits involving Indianapolis City Market are adding to the taxpayer cost of subsidizing the venue and making it tougher for the market to become self-sufficient.
The $68.6 million invested in Indiana companies through the first quarter comes close to approaching the $79.3 million total that venture capital firms invested in the state in all of 2010.
A push by credit unions for more leeway with small-business lending is fueling an old fight with their banking rivals.
Former CID Equity Partners exec Bob Compton spends most of his time these days on education documentaries, which have largely focused on what successful school systems do and how that might be applied in the United States.
Blue Pillar Inc., which produces software for energy-management data systems, is moving to Indianapolis from Georgia and plans 70 jobs by 2015.
Indianapolis has lagged in making payments to not-for-profit developers executing a huge federal program to rehab neighborhoods, putting a strain on those groups and setting the city behind in spending its share of the money.
After property tax caps crimped local dollars in Zionsville and a school funding referendum failed, many residents have decided it’s time to attract more commercial development. But they are tangled in a hot dispute over how to achieve that goal.
Legislation that expands charter schools in Indiana also could increase the number of teachers at those schools without licenses, making it easier for educators like Eric Nentrup to take non-traditional paths to the classroom.
Indiana senators and representatives debated a wide range of bills with significant business implications during the 2011 session of the General Assembly, which wrapped up April 29.
Victories include a reduction in corporate income taxes, an overhaul of the state’s unemployment insurance system, and the weakening of an immigration bill that initially resembled a controversial Arizona law.
A group of local power brokers is quietly assembling a plan that would transfer control of Indianapolis Public Schools to the mayor.
A bill expected to be heard Wednesday in the Indiana House would give property owners appealing the assessed value of their homes or buildings more clout in the fight.
Indiana lawmakers likely will avoid tapping an obscure bank-insurance fund to help bolster state coffers, but bankers may not survive the battle completely unscathed.