Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 22-28, 2024

Purdue University has its sights set on turning some mostly undeveloped land on the northeast portion of IUPUI into the heart of its new Indianapolis satellite campus. But its aspirations go well beyond the real estate. Mickey Shuey outlines the plan to draw more students interested in engineering and business, including through new degree programs. Also in this week’s issue, Daniel Bradley serves up the story of a Mexican restaurant group in Fishers that already has 15 locations. And Susan Orr explains how local businesses are preparing for the inevitable disruptions that will come with the solar eclipse on April 8.

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Made in Indiana: Popcorn bourbon by Journeyman Distillery

Behind the bourbon: Popcorn Bourbon, which pays tribute to lifelong Valparaiso resident Orville Redenbacher—considered one of the most prominent food scientists and businessmen to popularize at-home popcorn products—was created to commemorate the city’s annual Popcorn Festival. What’s in it: Using barrels from Kentucky, the bourbon is made with mostly Indiana-grown popcorn, as indicated by its […]

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