What was the biggest development among local companies in 2009?

Lilly announces deep job cuts, sweeping changes as patent losses loom [63 votes] (30%)
Republic Airways buys Midwest and Frontier Airlines, brings 300 jobs to city [16 votes] (8%)
Simon buys outlet-mall competitor for $2.3 billion, eyes even bigger rival [9 votes] (4%)
Fast-growing ExactTarget raises $145 million in venture capital [115 votes] (55%)
Steak n Shake rights ship, makes bold transition to holding company [6 votes] (3%)
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