• INsiders: Fishers Openings, Opioid Crisis, Record Growth at Airport

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on two big retailers opening their first Indiana locations with much fanfare, a $50 million IU initiative focuses on the state’s addiction epidemic and the airport is on track for a record 2017.

  • Topgolf Officially Opens

    Furniture, food and now fun comes to Fishers as the last of its three new attractions opens this weekend.Topgolf says it will create 500 jobs in Hamilton County with its first Indiana location and 35th worldwide.

  • Red Bull Air Race Takes to the Skies

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is preparing for its final event of the season, but it won’t be on the track…instead it will take place above it. The second annual Red Bull Air Race kicks off this weekend and will feature the crowning of a new world champion. 

  • Washington TWP Schools Groundbreakings

    The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Marion County just broke ground on two new elementary schools as part of a $185 million capital project, money approved in a township referendum last fall.

  • IU Investing $50M in Opioid Crisis

    Indiana is one of four states where the fatal drug overdose rate has more than quadrupled since 1999. Leadership from IU and IU Health explain how the school’s bold, $50 million investment will target the opioid crisis head on.

  • Airport on Target for Record Growth

    The Indianapolis International Airport is closing in on a record 2017. Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez breaks down the numbers, and what’s fueling growth.

  • Fail Fest Returns to Wabash Valley

    An event spotlighting the importance of failure in innovation is happening once again…this time in Terre Haute. The executive director of Launch Terre Haute gives details on the second Fail Fest Wabash Valley.

  • Wait is Finally Over in Fishers

    Two hyped up, high profile retail attractions are finally open in Fishers: IKEA and Topgolf. Purdue retail expert Richard Feinberg weighs-in on the impact, both short and long-term for the Hamilton County city and the state.

  • Special Road Show: INsiders Part 2

    Part 2 of our special INsiders continues with topics including talent, innovation and the I-69 extension impact.

  • Special Road Show: INsiders Part 1

    Our special INsiders panel from Bloomington consisted of thought leaders in the education, medical device and defense industries discussing challenges and opportunities in the south central Indiana region. 

  • Special Road Show: Regional Initiative Opportunities

    The Regional Opportunity Initiative (ROI) was established to advance economic and community prosperity in southwest central Indiana's 11-county region. Since launching last year with a more than $42 million Lilly Endowment grant, the organization has rolled out several education and workforce initiatives.  

  • Special Road Show: Bloomington's Drink Scene

    From Upland to Oliver to Cardinal, Bloomington is making a name for itself when it comes to adult beverages. Upland Brewing has been a Bloomington mainstay for the last 20 years. And newer to the industry… craft spirits distillery Cardinal Spirits, which just opened a kitchen.

  • Special Road Show: Secretly Canadian

    Did you know that Bloomington is home to 14 record labels? Secretly Canadian started more than 20 years ago out of love for underground music. Today they operate four proprietary labels, a distribution company, publishing, management and vinyl plant with more than 100 employees worldwide. 

  • Special Road Show: Monroe & Orange Co. Tourism

    Some two million people visit Monroe County each year, generating $360 million in spending. An increase in overnight stays has led to four hotel projects. Meanwhile in nearby Orange County, visitors continue to be amazed by the West Baden Springs Hotel, along with a new boutique hotel, the former home of Larry Bird. 

  • Special Road Show: Bloomington's Tech Scene

    More than 50 tech companies call Bloomington home today. City planners believe in order to grow that number and diversify, they need a live, work and play model. Mayor John Hamilton gives us an updated on the massive 65 acres Certified Technology Park and Trades District.  

  • Special Road Show: Bloomington's Culture

    Inside INdiana Business hit the road this week and took the show to Monroe County. Outside of Indianapolis, you can say Bloomington is the most culturally diverse city in the state. IU is credited for attracting international students and their families to the area. From dozens of eclectic restaurants to the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, it is a cultural destination of the Midwest.  

  • INsiders: Cook's Biopharma Deal, Another Amazon Pitch, Colts Desperate

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on Cooks $950 million biopharma deal and adding hundreds of jobs in Bloomington, another Hoosier city wants to make an Amazon pitch and the Colts are O and 2 and desperately in need of some good news.

  • IWU's New Chancellor

    Indiana Wesleyan University is marking some important milestones this year, including its first-ever international graduation in South America. We visit with a new school leader.

  • NASA Officials Visit Indiana

    State officials joined members from the NASA Space Launch System, Orion, and Ground Systems programs this week to celebrate Indiana's aerospace and defense industry in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Intern Program Targets Students with Disabilities

    The Eskenazi Health Foundation has received a Lilly Endowment grant to expand an internship program for students with physical and sensory disabilities. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis discusses how this paid internship gives students a unique college to career program. 

  • INnovators: Innovation Keeps Wine Fresh for Weeks

    Studies show Americans pour more than $1 billion of wine down the drain every year! In the INnovators with Dr. K, a Purdue grad says he’s figured out a way to keep your favorite reds and whites fresh for weeks. It’s called Art Wine Preservation.

  • Colts Commit to Grand Park for 10 Years

    The Indianapolis Colts and the city of Westfield recently cut a deal that will bring the team’s training camp to Grand Park for the next decade. In Inside Indiana Sports, Bill Benner talks about the deal and additional growth with Mayor Andy Cook.

  • EnerDel's Resurgence

    A lithium-ion battery manufacturer is on the comeback trail after a high profile bankruptcy. EnerDel President Mike Canada shares how the company recovered from a near fatal blow and is now growing.

  • SHAK Makerspace Sets Up Shop in Downtown Kokomo

    A makerspace has moved into a highly visible location in downtown Kokomo in search of more innovation and entrepreneurship. Leadership from the SHAK Makerspace and Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight discuss the potential impact. 

  • Jasper's Fueling a City of Headquarters

    The city of Jasper is on a roll…to the tune of $215 million in economic development projects. Mayor Terry Seitz talks about how a city of headquarters is also developing a first of its kind cultural center.

  • Insiders: Amazon Bid, Governor's Japan Trip, Colts Sluggish Start

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on Indy vying for a massive Amazon’s headquarters, the Governor wrapping up his trip to Japan and the Colts are off to an ugly start.

  • Scott Jones' Mansion Hits the Auction Block

    Serial tech entrepreneur Scott Jones $20 million mansion hits the auction block this weekend, along with everything inside. Several thousand items had to be tagged and barcoded. We have the story about the estate sales technology utilized.

  • 16 Legendary Athletes and Coaches to be Bronzed

    Sixteen legendary athletes and coaches will be immortalized in bronze to serve as inspiration to new generations. It’s part of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience that will open at theChildren’s Museum next spring.

  • ISTEP+ Scores Perspective

    IPS has been working for years to find ways to improve test scores and graduation rates. When the most recent ISTEP results were released, one particular group of IPS schools showed improvement, those known as Innovation Schools.

  • LyoHUB Trying to Advance Freeze-Drying

    Researchers are working to modernize a process that could be used in making everything from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis talks about the goal of the Purdue LyoHUB.

  • Cutting-Edge Auto Tech Center Moving Forward

    The automotive industry has long been the engine of Indiana’s economy. We have some exclusive details on Ivy Tech’s plans for a sophisticated automotive technology center.

  • Ironworks Hotel Opens, Bottleworks Progressing

    Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties has built the first luxury boutique hotel on the north side of Indianapolis, and they aren’t stopping there. Next up… a $260 million development along Mass Ave.in downtown Indy. 

  • Cheddar gets Cheddar

    Cheddar gets some cheddar. The Bloomington tech billing company lands $1.25 million in funding. We talk with the startup’s CEO about a unique business model and adding jobs.

  • Indiana's Effort for Amazon HQ

    The clock is ticking for central Indiana to submit a proposal for Amazon’s massive second headquartersand the potential for 50,000 new jobs. What can we check off and where are we lacking? TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier shares our strengths and weaknesses.

  • INsiders: Transatlantic Nonstop, 3 Year Degree, Colts Season Opener

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on the state’s first transatlantic nonstop, college in just 3 years and the Colts will be staying close to home for training camp.

  • Indy's Women in Tech Championship

    The city’s growing tech sector is in the spotlight at the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Bill Benner talks about the LPGA event with former Mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard.

  • Hope Academy Adopts VR Curriculum

    From travelling the solar system to operating the newest combine, virtual reality may be the next best thing to being there. Hope Academy in Indianapolis has incorporated VictoryVR into its curriculum. 

  • Indiana Blood Center Hurricane Efforts

    It took a Blackhawk helicopter to make a delivery of Hoosier-donated blood to Galveston, Texas. The Indiana Blood Center is helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and planning ahead for Hurricane Irma. 

  • EID Proposed for Downtown Indy

    Indianapolis is the largest downtown in the country without an Economic Improvement District in place. Details on the effort to change that, including a new petition for residential and commercial property owners.

  • Columbus Movie Impact

    Opening weekend for the movie “Columbus” was a hit among Hoosiers. Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop discusses the film’s impact that goes far beyond the box office.

  • Elevate Ventures Growing Footprint

    A more than $2 million partnership aimed at helping innovation and entrepreneurship continues to grow in northeast Indiana. Elevate Ventures CEO Chris LaMothe talks about an 11-county collaboration and expanding its footprint around the state.

  • State's First Nonstop Transatlantic Flight

    After years in the making, Indiana has its first nonstop transatlantic flight. We have details on why the Indy to Paris nonstop is a big win for the business community and the state of Indiana.

  • INsiders: Talent Talk, Indy's Newest Nonstop, Columbus Movie Debuts

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on the new career & talent czar’s tall task, Indy adds another nonstop and the movie Columbus debuts in Indiana.

  • NHRA Gearing Up for Nationals

    Brownsburg-based John Force Racing Driver Robert Hight is currently the fastest man in funny car, posting an astounding speed of 339 miles per hour over the quarter mile. He talks about his accomplishment and the 63rd Chevrolet Performance U.S. National Drag Racing Championships at Lucas Oil Raceway.

  • One Southern Indiana Adds Director of Talent

    One Southern Indiana hired a new director of talent earlier this year to focus on growing the Hoosier work force. Paul Holba shares what he hopes to accomplish, and why talent is such a big issue in the six counties that make up the Region Ten Workforce Council.

  • Disabled Children to Experience VR Rides

    Virtual reality is helping children with disabilities experience flying, swimming and amusement park rides in a high-tech way. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis chats with the CFO of Metaverse Entertainment.

  • Culture Matters: Element Three

    Full service marketing agency Element Three has called the Pyramids in Indy home for nearly a decade and says its unique office space sparks inspiration. In this month’s Culture Matters we take you inside this creative Hoosier company.

  • Ruoff Home Mortgage's Rapid Growth

    First time IndyCar sponsor, Ruoff Home Mortgage, is on a bit of a winning streak thanks to Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato. Ruoff CEO Mark Music talks about growing the company’s brand far beyond its Fort Wayne home.

  • Next Level Jobs Initiative

    The Next Level Jobs initiative aims to help thousands of Hoosiers earn a career certificate in the fastest growing fields in our state, for free! Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann explains how the Workforce Ready Grant program works.

  • Elkhart Aquatic Center Moving Forward

    Crews will soon dive in and break ground on a $65 million fitness and aquatics center in Elkhart. Two people close to the project outline the economic and local community benefits.