Indianapolis Business Journal


This week, Scott Olson reports that downtown soon could have a new concert venue the size of Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville. REI Investments, which co-developed the JW Marriott, is behind the plan, which would incorporate at least part of the former GM stamping plant on the western edge of downtown. Also in this issue, Kathleen McLaughlin details a push by the Indy Chamber to create a commuter tax that would hit outsiders who work in Marion County. And in A&E, sports columnist Mike Lopresti reveals how Carmel High School has been able to create a 27-year dynasty in state girls swimming.

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Riley building statewide physician network

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has signed up 200 area pediatricians to be part of its new physician network. The move is the first step in an effort to build a statewide network of doctors that would use the Riley brand.

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Investment firm ties crowd-funding to traditional fundraising

The online investing marketplace Localstake brokered a little more than $1 million in private investments for an Indiana distillery and a solar-heating startup in 2013, through crowd-funding. Instead of receiving a T-shirt or other novelty for their money, as with typical crowd funding, contributors received an actual stake in the business.

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‘Ag gag’ masks abuse

Indiana’s “ag gag” law was put to rest in the last hours of the 2013 legislative session, but this month on the first day of the new session was introduced again.

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Volcker Rule was regulatory overkill

Ken Skarbeck opined [Jan. 13] that federal regulators should continue to pile more regulation on the financial services industry. Specifically, he faults the American Bankers Association for suing federal banking regulators over implementation of the Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Speedy is out of touch

Mike Speedy [Jan. 20 Forefront] needs to travel more. Mass transit in Indianapolis is a social program because IndyGo is underfunded.

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