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Will business like Ballard?

November 7, 2007
Dating at least to the â??60s, when Richard Lugar was mayor of Indianapolis, the cityâ??s comeback has been driven by nationally renowned cooperation between government and business.

Business interests came out of the woodwork to support Lugar, and subsequent mayors William Hudnut, Steve Goldsmith and Bart Peterson. Though a Democrat, Peterson quickly gained the confidence of business partly because of his familyâ??s background in real estate development.

Now Greg Ballard is the one needing corporate backing for everything from improving schools to trying to attract a Super Bowl. Read a full story here.

Will he get it? Will he want it?
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