Indianapolis Business Journal

DEC. 25-31, 2020

The year was barely two months old when things went topsy-turvy. A microscopic virus hit the economy like a freight train, and public health concerns disrupted nearly every element of our lives. And that was just the beginning of a year rife with social crises and political reckonings. IBJ’s “2020 Year in Review” package provides a recap of how central Indiana was affected. Also in this week’s issue, Susan Orr delves into the Indy Chamber’s $6.1 million effort to elevate central Indiana’s reputation and persuade people to move here. And Greg Weaver details the backlash against solar farms in Indiana’s rural communities.

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2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: A year of upheaval—by the numbers

More than 35 million meals served by Gleaners Food Bank to Hoosiers in need. More than 464,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. An unemployment rate that spiked at 17.5% in April. These are just a few of the numbers that help tell the story of 2020, a year in which the pandemic disrupted almost everything—including where we worked and shopped.

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2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: Holcomb sails to reelection

Myers was the state’s first Black gubernatorial nominee from either major political party—a significant milestone in an election year where race was a top issue. But that did not translate into the support needed to topple an incumbent.

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Q&A: Making Indy safe for people with autism

District 5 City-County Councilor Ali Brown has launched the Indy Autism Project, with the goal of making Indianapolis the “safest city in the country” for those with autism spectrum disorder, which causes impairments in behavior and social interactions.

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Kroger to build $20 million store in Brownsburg

Kroger, which anchors one end of the Brownsburg Square shopping center, will tear down the former Kmart at the other end of the plaza and build a new grocery store there. Plans call for several small retailers to backfill the existing Kroger store once the grocer moves to the new spot.

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