Indianapolis Business Journal

FEBRUARY 6-12, 2017

Lawmakers are advancing a bill that would compel large, online retailers to collect and send sales taxes to the state. Hayleigh Colombo explain how Indiana has jumped into the national debate over sales tax collection. Also in this issue, Anthony Schoettle explains how the IndyEleven’s window for joining major League Soccer might be closing fast. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry hikes out to The Lit Moose for a meal.

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Group business has historic French Lick Resort on a roll

At a time when revenue from its work horse—a casino that opened in late 2006—remains unpredictable, French Lick Resort is rolling the dice on a new strategy: one built on pursuing group sales to increase bookings at the resort and build exposure that will bring guests back for leisure visits. It’s already paying dividends.

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Indy still in Super Bowl hunt?

The city has only hosted the Super Bowl once—in 2012—and failed in a second bid. (IBJ file photo) Opinions vary on the likelihood of Indianapolis’ ever hosting another Super Bowl. The city hosted the 2012 Super Bowl and earned rave reviews from the NFL, the league’s corporate partners, participating teams and myriad visitors to the […]

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Convention impact grows

Indianapolis continues to see consistent year-over-year growth in its convention business, which is reflected in the growth of the 10 biggest conventions the city hosts. In 2017, Visit Indy projects the city’s 10 biggest conventions will have a $380 million economic impact, a 6 percent increase from last year. Since 2014, the economic impact from […]

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EDITORIAL: Dreaming big about soccer

The idea of becoming a major-league soccer city is great, although it’s way too early—and Ersal Ozdemir’s plan way too sketchy—to pass judgment yet on whether Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration and CIB should support any city financial involvement in making it a reality.

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FEIGENBAUM: Pay attention: Curtis Hill is in the Statehouse

Hill, who won more votes than any other candidate on the November ballot, is assuming a law-and-order stance on one of the most pervasive problems plaguing Hoosier communities from rich or poor, rural or urban, from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River: opioid abuse. 

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LETTER: Sports analogy fell flat

I found it in poor taste to use a basketball metaphor when describing something as unfortunate and sad as someone seeing his dead father, and his lifeless body laying on the floor of a local auto dealership.

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