Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 29, 2017 – JANUARY 4, 2018

Central Indiana lost some of its most prominent locally based companies in 2017, including Marsh and HHGregg, while Salesforce put its name on the state’s tallest building and tech giant Infosys announced it would bring 2,000 jobs to Indianapolis. Those stories made IBJ’s year-in-review issue, which is combined with our annual Book of Lists.

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2017 TOP STORIES: Hogsett chooses criminal justice site

The former Citizens Energy coke plant on the southeast side will house a 2,600- to 3,000-bed jail; an assessment and intervention center focusing on mental health and substance abuse treatment needs; and acute health care and mental health units.

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2017 TOP STORIES: Angie’s List becomes part of ANGI

Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. debuted on Oct. 2, completing New York-based IAC’s $505 million acquisition of Angie’s List, which it then merged with its HomeAdvisor brand into the new publicly traded company. The Angie’s List brand survived the merger (as did the HomeAdvisor brand), although the Indianapolis operation suffered deep cuts. From January through the […]

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2017 TOP STORIES: Allegiant plans $40M base

Low-cost airline Allegiant Travel Co. announced in August that it planned to open a $40 million aircraft base here, setting the stage for growth in this market. The Las Vegas-based airline has planned to hire 66 people to support the two-aircraft base, which is expected to go into operation in February 2018. The new jobs […]

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2017 NEWSMAKER: Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones, who had been president of United Steel Workers Local 1999 since 1996 and vice president for 11 years before that, retired last summer at age 65.

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2017 NEWSMAKER: David Ricks

It’s been a whirlwind of activity at the Eli Lilly and Co. under David Ricks, who has acknowledged he is impatient and has “a high motor.”

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2017 NEWSMAKER: Andrew Luck

The 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick had surgery on his right shoulder in January and was expected to be ready for the start of the season in September, but he never played a down.

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2017 NEWSMAKER: Lewis Ferebee

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee has led the district during a time of intense change this year and continued to make sometimes controversial moves that encouraged school choice. Among the changes: IPS closed some high schools; revamped programs at others; switched to a common enrollment system that will merge IPS and charter enrollment processes; […]

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