Since 2014, developers have invested nearly $90 million between three projects on the north side of 116th Street in Fishers. Now, the south side—mostly lined with small, one-story retail buildings and parking lots—could see a similar boom.
VisionThree's 3-D program depicting the city's potential growth downtown has become a key interactive tool for selling developers on getting involved. And Mayor Mark Myers can cart it around in his pocket.
Indianapolis must be a strong, stable city for the region to continue to thrive—and its suburbs must be vibrant as well. That won’t occur without in-depth regional conversations about taxation, transit, economic development and more.
Thousands of residents in central Indiana pre-paid their property tax bills before Jan. 1, resulting in more than $31 million in early payments, according to research by IBJ. The early payments marked a significant increase for most areas.
Amazon’s announcement last week that its future second headquarters will create 50,000 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $100,000 have cities across the country clamoring to submit bids. But there’s a short timetable, with proposals due Oct. 19.
No particular industry sector appears safe from the impact, as the county's unemployment rate falls below 3 percent. Companies in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction are all struggling to find workers.