• According to the study, about 57 percent of respondents said they supported the tax increase, while about 38 percent disapproved.

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  • John McDonald is one of the organizers of inX3.

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  • Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles at the Verizon IndyCar Series launch party in 2014. (photo courtesy INDYCAR)

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  • (photo courtesy Fort Wayne Metals)

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  • IWU to Offer Tuition Discount to White Castle Employees

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  • Ingram Micro has more than 170 facilities throughout the world.

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  • The town of Culver won in the Division II category. (photo courtesy Culver Chamber of Commerce)

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  • Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz said the investments are part of a vision focused on keeping and attracting talent.

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  • Old National Acquisition Clears Key Hurdle

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  • Picture Courtesy: Fort Wayne Metals

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  • Courtney Knies Ball is the community coordinator at Current Blend.

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  • (image courtesy the Tax Foundation)

    Indiana Tops in Midwest For Tax Climate

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  • (Image courtesy of Cummins Inc.)

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  • The bank's new headquarters building is currently under construction in Carmel. (photo courtesy city of Carmel)

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  • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

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  • Westfield Mayor Andy Cook (podium) and Governor Eric Holcomb took part in Monday's announcement. (photo courtesy city of Westfield)

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  • Rodriguez talked about the Conde Nast ranking and what could be a record 2017 during an interview on Inside Indiana Business Television.

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  • (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

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  • The house was built by C.S. Norton, a pioneer in the limestone industry.

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  • Qualifying is set for Saturday, with the race following on Sunday.

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  • (Rendering provided by the city of Bloomington.)

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  • 120WaterAudit beat nine other startups to win the competition. (photo courtesy TechPoint)

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  • Fort Wayne ranks first for low cost of living. (photo courtesy Greater Fort Wayne Inc.)

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  • Denton President Keith Graham will retain his position with the company following the acquisition.

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  • The Atrium launched in October 2016.

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  • Holcomb honored the Lechleiters Wednesday evening at a special event at the Governor's Residence, hosted by United Way of Central Indiana.

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  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (file photo)

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  • Kekla Magoon is the winner of the 2017 National Author Award. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Public Library Foundation)

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  • James Sullivan (left) and William Evans are leading the research initiative. (photos courtesy University of Notre Dame)

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  • Allison Barber is chancellor of WGU Indiana.

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  • The honors were selected by a panel of community and professional leaders from the Indianapolis region.

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  • Officials broke ground on the land-based casino in July 2016.

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  • Restoration of the Newkirk Mansion is expected to take several years to complete. (photo courtesy Indiana Landmarks)

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  • Haines is a Taylor graduate and has been a board member for more than a dozen years.

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  • The Indiana Family And Social Services Agency says federal funding has been approved to establish a new health services initiative for enhanced lead testing and abatement for low-income Hoosiers.

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  • (photo courtesy Junior Achievement of Central Indiana)

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  • Amazon currently has several fulfillment centers in Indiana.

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  • (Rendering of phase two of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project provided by the city of Fort Wayne.)

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  • Holcomb will meet with executives from Infosys, who announced plans for an Indianapolis innovation hub earlier this year.

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  • Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson (photo courtesy IN.gov)

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  • Zachary Burr won the previous B-Start pitch competition with his startup, Tydee.

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  • (photo courtesy Joseph Pete/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

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  • KAR Auction Services announced an $80 million expansion of its Carmel headquarters last month. (photo courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

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  • Consul General of France in Chicago Guillaume Lacroix (left) inducted Bauer into the diplomatic role Tuesday.

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