Indianapolis Business Journal - December 28 - January 3 , 2018
In This Issue
2018 Year in Review: Downtown coalition, INDOT battle over I-65/I-70 rebuild project
In response to public input, INDOT said in September it would not add extra through lanes to the interchange as planned. INDOT also said its plans now call for the construction of retaining walls in certain areas that are only 7 to 11 feet high at the top of existing berms, rather than the much-higher retaining walls at the foot of the berms that it had originally proposed.
2018 Year in Review: Downtown Indy experiences historic development blitz
The 360 Market Square apartment tower opened in March—a $120 million, 27-story structure that redefined downtown’s eastern skyline. Much of the year's other development took in the Mass Ave district.
2018 Year in Review: Flurry of health care construction ramps up
The projects range from full-service hospitals in Bloomington, Brownsburg and Shelbyville to a flurry of “micro-hospitals,” free-standing emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
2018 Year in Review: A month-by-month look at other big 2018 stories
A City-County Council coup, Bren Simon's big donation, direct flights to Paris and scooters were among the news IBJ covered in 2018.
2018 Year in Review: Carson’s, other department stores close; Musk restaurants open
Carson’s left a 145,000-square-foot hole in Circle Centre mall when the three-story department store shut down April 29 following a three-month liquidation sale.
2018 Year in Review: Local firms are targets in big year for acquisitions
Several well-known Indiana companies were acquisition targets, including biotech firm Endocyte Inc., retailer The Finish Line Inc., racino owner Centaur Gaming, auto body chain Church Brothers Collision Repair, banking company MainSource Financial Group, and gas and electric utility Vectren Corp.
2018 Year in Review: Two new hotels, convention center expansion planned
The hotels will together have 1,400 rooms, and the development is expected to invigorate the once-celebrated Pan Am Plaza.
2018 Year in Review: Donnelly, Delph lose re-election efforts
Donnelly ran against Republican Mike Braun, who shook up Indiana politics this year, as he defeated U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the GOP primary in May.
2018 Year in Review: Amazon doesn’t pick Indianapolis for HQ2 or consolation prize
Indianapolis, along with nearly 250 other cities, submitted an application, pitching the metro area as an ideally located, low-cost place to do business that the tech behemoth could really put its stamp on.
2018 Year in Review: CBD, Sunday alcohol sales become legal
However, lawmakers did not approve a proposal to allow grocery stores and convenience stores to sell cold beer.
2018 Year in Review: Tech firms raise big money
A massive fund-raise by Scale Computing assured 2018's venture capital total will top 2017. It will be part of fourth-quarter numbers that won’t be available until early 2019.
2018 Year in Review: The Yard construction tops Hamilton County projects
The year's big projects include construction at The Yard at Fishers District, a culinary district developed by Indianapolis-based Thompson Thrift.