Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 5-11, 2024

One advantage to breaking up IUPUI and letting Indiana University establish its own campus is that Indianapolis could gain a top-tier research university. Right now, IUPUI is one step below that designation, but IU officials are confident that will change thanks to investments its making in IU Indy and changes in the ranking system. That could mean more funding, more research and more reasons for top faculty to locate in the city, Plus, read the latest on SK Hynix's decision to spend nearly $4 billion to locate a microelectronics plant at Purdue University and about chip packager NHanced's plans for expanding outside Crane Naval Warfare Center and in Bloomington.

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Indiana 250: Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez has led the Indianapolis Airport Authority—which operates Indianapolis International Airport, four small area airports and the downtown heliport—since 2014. He has been appointed by three presidents to serve on the U.S. Transportation Department’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and served on President Joe Biden’s transition team. He is co-founder of the Hispanic Leadership […]

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Made in Indiana: Ultrafeed sewing machines by Sailrite

History: Jim and Connie Grant started Sailrite in 1969 after they needed sails to participate in a regatta. When a local sailmaker couldn’t make the sails in time, Jim bought the material and made his own set. The husband-and-wife team started Sailrite to teach others how to make sails, and the business expanded to provide […]

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