Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 5-11, 2023

Indianapolis officials are trying to capitalize on construction of the $4.3 billion IU health hospital complex on downtown’s north side with a new tax-increment financing district that could spur more investment in the area. Mickey Shuey has more on the district, which was approved last month.  Peter Blanchard explains how the business community benefitted from this year’s legislative session through tax relief, tax credits and other financial incentives. And this week’s Focus section features a new technology that lets corn plants signal when they’re in distress.

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Indiana 250: Akilah Darden

In 2020, Akilah Darden founded The Darden Group, an executive construction management and training firm that specializes in helping companies find minority contractors for projects. In its first year, it landed a contract with Cook Medical to attract and engage minority businesses—with the goal of achieving 100% minority participation on Cook’s manufacturing plant project on […]

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Made in Indiana: Racing bicycle wheels by Zipp

Company history: Engineer Leigh Sargent launched Zipp in 1988. At the time, he was working in motorsports, specializing in the modification, manufacturing and aerodynamic design of Indy 500 cars. He applied his knowledge about speed to bike wheels. Zipp’s first product was a disc wheel that was manufactured alongside auto-racing parts. In 1999, entrepreneur Andy […]

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