Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2010

This week, read about how Indiana’s business-creation rate has been affected by a wealth of resources intended to boost entrepreneurship and get a glimpse into a day in the life of Sun King’s head brewer—complete with video. In Focus, see what’s in store for one of the city’s most notorious industrial graveyards. And in A&E, find out what we think of new eatery Mesh on Mass Avenue.

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New outlook for a decrepit city neighborhood

Just a few minutes northeast of vibrant Monument Circle lurks the most notorious graveyard of Indianapolis’ industrial heyday—at least 70 of the city’s 500 brownfields. Now planners and developers aspire to revitalize the most contaminated neighborhood in Indianapolis into a success story.

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EDITORIAL: Revive 21st Century Fund, boost entrepreneurship

One damper on Indiana’s entrepreneurial growth has been the shrinking of the 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, which has lost half its support because of state budget woes. As soon as state revenue permits, the state should bring this key program back to its funding level of $37 million a year, or boost it even higher.

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SLAUGHTER: Don’t fall victim to ‘imposter syndrome’

We might think entrepreneurs, managers and highly paid professionals would be awash in self-confidence. Yet in a 1978 paper, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes of Georgia State University wrote that, “Despite outstanding academic and professional accomplishments [many] persist in believing that they are really not bright and have fooled anyone who thinks otherwise.”

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City takes safety seriously

One of my first priorities as mayor was returning the police department to the mayor’s office. I did this because I believe protecting our neighborhoods, our businesses and our families to be the highest responsibility I bear as mayor.

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