Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 23-29, 2018

The Pacers should have little problem securing a new naming-rights sponsor for its downtown home that will pay at least double the current rate of $2 million a year, experts say. And the field of companies willing to pony up that kind of dough is bigger than you might think, Scott Olson reports. Also in this week’s issue, Hayleigh Colombo reports that Indiana businesses and individual taxpayers might have double the work (and double the cost) to calculate their taxes next year. And in Focus, Anthony Schoettle conducts a deep dive into the innovative venture studio High Alpha and the fledgling companies it has helped birth.

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Driverless car company partners with Indy 500 winner

Dario Franchitti, winner of three Indianapolis 500 races, including this one in 2012, is helping Coast Autonomous understand how cars respond to drivers. (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Coast Autonomous, a Pasadena, California-based self-driving-vehicle technology company, has hired three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti as a consultant as it continues to develop its autonomous-vehicle […]

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ClearScholar signs two new clients

Indianapolis-based ClearScholar, which provides app-based software to communicate with and engage students, recently announced deals with New Castle School of Trades in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and North American Trade Schools, a private vocational school in Baltimore. The two organizations are using ClearScholar’s platform “to attract new students and create deeper connections with prospective and current […]

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MORRIS: Much to talk about in bustling Fishers

While it takes a village to make something great, I am impressed with Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness—his leadership and vision for the city and as an individual who’s concerned about the well-being of people.

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WHITE: What the ‘New Urban Agenda’ means for Indianapolis

The New Urban Agenda outlines 17 key commitments, among them providing basic services to all citizens; fair and equal access to housing; support for cleaner cities; improved connectivity and support for innovative and green initiatives; and safe, accessible and green public spaces.

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