Indianapolis Business Journal

AUGUST 11-18, 2014

The cost of the Marion County's new criminal justice center could provoke sticker shock, but the novel way that Mayor Greg Ballard wants to finance it could put voters at ease. Kathleen McLaughlin examines the all-inclusive model that would boil down costs down to a single annual fee. Also in this week's issue, Andrea Davis tells the story of a Zionsville family that turned a summer project into a peanut-butter manufacturing business. And in A&E Etc., Mike Lopresti swaps baseball stories with Indianapolis Indians icon Max Schumacher.

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Van Rooy converting more units to market rate

The local apartment owner and manager will spend $2.5 million to upgrade Ransom Place near the IUPUI campus from Section 8 housing. It’s the second time the company has undertaken such a project in the neighborhood the past few years.

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KENNEDY: Indianapolis needs a commuter tax

No matter how nostalgically we think of Indiana as a patchwork of small, quaint towns and family farms, those days are gone. Indiana’s workforce and population are increasingly metropolitan, and our growth will continue to be in our urban centers.

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JOSEPH: Small businesses must grow up

Many businesses that were started in the recession are growing up. And while those businesses are probably tougher and nimbler than their competition, they are still a lot younger than they look.

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IMS should change to accommodate its fans

As a transplant to Indy, I don’t have the history with attending races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway [Aug. 4]. I have been to my fair share of races (and was even a Yellow Shirt volunteer for a couple years), but I am not a diehard attendee.

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UPDATE: City board approves recycling deal with Covanta

Despite heavy lobbying from opponents, the Indianapolis Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted 4-1 in favor of a contract extension with incinerator operator Covanta that will make the company the city’s main household recycling provider for the next 14 years.

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