Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2011

This week, compare and contrast the economic development strategies of Indy’s mayoral candidates and find out why locally based Kite Realty Group can’t get any respect from investors, despite an improved balance sheet and bright future. Lou Harry lays out all of your options in IBJ’s exhaustive Arts & Entertainment Preview, and Bill Benner hopes the Colts can replicate the same serendipity this year that brought the Butler Bulldogs to Indianapolis for a championship game.

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Mayoral foes see different paths to boost business

Both candidates for Indianapolis mayor are touting a host of ways to improve the city’s business climate. Incumbent Greg Ballard champions improving the city’s amenities. Challenger Melina Kennedy focuses on recruiting entrepreneurs to the city.

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Kite shares still grounded two years after plunge

Kite Realty Group Trust says leasing activity is up, debt maturities are under control, and new retail developments could boost operating income this year an impressive 17 percent. Yet shares in the locally based firm still fail to excite investors.

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Refrigerant company fights EPA over rules

Jim Tieken, a former refrigeration repairman, invented an alternative to the coolant Freon when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned it in the mid-1990s. But his company might be unable to continue making that alternative, Hot Shot, because of cap-and-trade burdens, according to a letter Tieken sent the EPA in May.

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EDITORIAL: NBA lockout fuels old debate

The billions of dollars in public money spent subsidizing franchises across the country don’t buy mayors or governors a seat at the bargaining table when players and team owners wage war.

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Lawyer: Expect more hospital-doc lawsuits

With hospitals having scooped up hundreds of physicians in the past three years—putting nearly all of them under non-compete agreements—there are bound to be legal tussles when some of those physicians decide their new matches aren’t exactly made in heaven.

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PROXY CORNER: Brightpoint Inc.

Indianapolis-based Brightpoint Inc. provides worldwide distribution and integrated logistics services to the wireless communications industry.

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