Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 6-12, 2013

It’s been under construction in downtown Indy for six years and has cost $63 million, but many people still don’t have a handle on what it is, exactly. In this issue, Lou Harry takes an in-depth look at the genesis and possible long-term effects of the Cultural Trail. Plus, we weigh in with an editorial and a first-person account of walking the whole 7.5-mile enchilada. Also, Anthony Schoettle serves up a story on the rapid rise of enrollment at the city’s culinary schools, and what that means to the local hospitality industry. Plus, Scott Olson strikes out to the new Stadium Lofts apartment project, a redevelopment of old Bush Stadium.

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Defining the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

After more than a decade of planning, The Indianapolis Cultural Trail will have its official ribbon cutting May 10 with a coming-out party on May 11. And that’s when boosters and skeptics alike will be watching to see what exactly Indianapolis is going to do with its difficult-to-grasp landmark.

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Inquiry targets cellphone subsidies

State officials want to know how an Oklahoma City company managed to set up 30,000 Indiana accounts for a federally subsidized phone program in less than a year. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into whether TerraCom LLC is repeating federal violations it allegedly committed in Oklahoma.

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Local enrollment for culinary schools rising

The surprising growth corresponds with the recent expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, and an explosion in the popularity of The Food Network and chef-centric programming. But don’t expect to make a mint.

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State OKs private financing for roadwork

The Indiana Department of Transportation will press ahead with a request for proposals on Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville, in hopes that a public-private partnership will stretch limited state funds.

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Partying like it’s 2013

Even after the Great Recession and throughout the stubborn economic recovery, it’s getting harder to recall when Indiana’s fiscal house was a shambles.

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ISO editorial unfounded

I am surprised to find the IBJ [April 22 editorial] calling something bad business without having done any real research to find out if the action it scorns is really bad business.

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