Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 22-28, 2015

After years of pipeline failures, Eli Lilly and Co. is on a bit of a hot streak. J.K. Wall reports on some needed successes in clinical trials for experimental drugs, and how Lilly’s strategy has changed. Also in this week’s issue, Scott Olson has the latest on the fate of the former General Motors stamping plant site near downtown, dealt a blow by the cancelled deal for a criminal justice center. And the whole staff teams up for our annual “Indiana 100” publication, a look at the state’s top companies.

Front PageBack to Top

GM plant property goes back on block

A big chunk of the former General Motors stamping plant site near downtown will go back on the market July 1 now that the city’s plans to build a criminal justice center there have fallen through.

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Top StoriesBack to Top

Hedge funds bet on Noble Roman’s

Two hedge funds have been beefing up stakes in Indianapolis-based Noble Roman’s, a 43-year-old pizza chain with a depressed stock price and an evolving business model.

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Mixed-use Anson gains momentum after slow start

The Great Recession put the $1 billion Duke Realty Corp. project years behind schedule, but progress picked up again in 2011 and 2012. A tipping point for momentum was the long-anticipated Meijer store’s opening in 2014.

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OpinionBack to Top

SCHMIDT: Yes, Indy has been outscored by Detroit

It’s shocking that Indianapolis’ Walk Score wasn’t higher when we just heard so many positive comments from Final Four visitors about how easy it was to walk from hotels to restaurants, bars and Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Vision Fleet is victim of political tussle

My company is stuck in the middle of a dispute that threatens not just one municipal fleet modernization program, but the reputation of a city that wants to develop innovative solutions that can be replicated elsewhere.

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In BriefBack to Top

Cook Group President Hawkins plans retirement

Kem Hawkins, who has been president of Cook Group Inc. since 2001, will retire on July 1. He will be replaced by Pete  Yonkman, who since 2013 has been president of Cook Medical, the Cook subsidiary that makes medical devices.

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