• Demand is down, Tyner says, because, even though consumers are driving more, they are driving more fuel-efficient cars.

    Tyner Gives Summer Gas Price Projection

    A Purdue University economist expects gas prices to remain low this summer. Wally Tyner says lower demand and increased U.S. production are offsetting OPEC production cuts, keeping oil prices low. OPEC agreed this week to extend production cuts through March of 2018, but Tyner, the James & Lois Ackerman professor of Agricultural Economics, says that has just incentivized U.S. producers to increase investment and drilling.

  • Airport Land Sale Continues to be a 'Great Success'

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority property director says its long-term initiative to sell thousands of acres "has been a great success." In an interview that follows last week's board-approved sale of two parcels for nearly $9 million, Eric Anderson says he expects more success "on the horizon." The most recent deals total around 150 acres in Plainfield, which could be developed in a similar fashion as other nearby properties.

  • Indy Drops to 15th Largest City

    Indianapolis has dropped one spot and is now the 15th largest city in the nation. Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Hoosier state, which had a population of 855,164 residents in 2016, fell behind Columbus, Ohio with 860,090 residents. 

  • (photo courtesy Harvard Business School)

    Angie's List Co-Founder Honored by Harvard

    The co-founder and chief marketing officer of Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has received a major honor from Harvard Business School. Angie Hicks, who received her MBA from the school in 2000, was one of six to receive the Alumni Achievement Award.

  • (Image courtesy of the Culver Chamber of Commerce)

    Vincennes, Culver Leaders Discuss Stellar Finalist Designation

    The mayor of Vincennes and town manager of Culver both say there's more work to be done in the pursuit of landing a Stellar Communities designation from the state. The Knox County and Marshall County communities are among six finalists for the program, which involves access to state funding, support and other resources to boost quality-of-place efforts in cities and towns that have fewer than 50,000 residents.

  • Statewide Building Permits Fall

    The Indiana Builders Association says single-family building permits fell 4 percent in April. The organization says 1,308 permits were issued throughout the state, down from 1,359 during the same month the previous year. 

  • (Image courtesy of the IHSAA) Pat Roy -- October 3, 1938 - May 23, 2017.

    'Pioneer For Girls' Athletics in Indiana' Dies

    An influential figure in advancing and growing the presence of girl's high school sports in the state has died. Pat Roy, who served the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc. longer than any other executive staff member, retired as an assistant commissioner in 1999. In the mid-1950s, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Roy was 78.

  • Shoe Carnival Profit Drops in Q1

    Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL) is reporting first quarter net income of $8.2 million, down from $10.7 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Cliff Sifford says, despite the drop, the company is encouraged by the improvement in sales as the quarter progressed.

  • The Indianapolis Ballet aims to debut in early 2018.

    Campaign Seeks to Launch Indy Ballet Company

    Indianapolis Ballet Inc. has launched a capital campaign as it looks to establish a professional ballet company in the city. The organization is looking to raise $1.2 million by the end of the year. The Indianapolis Ballet aims to debut at the Toby Theatre at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in early 2018. In 2016, Indianapolis Ballet Inc. finalized a comprehensive business plan for the ballet company, using...

  • (photo courtesy Valparaiso University Athletics)

    Valpo to Join Missouri Valley Conference

    Valparaiso University says it has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference. The university, which has spent the last 10 years in the Horizon League, will officially make the move in July with 17 athletics programs competing in MVC play in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • Last year's Indy 500 was the first official sellout in IMS history. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Indy 500 Named 'Event of the Year'

    Last year's Indianapolis 500 has won a major honor. The SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily Wednesday announced the 100th running of the race as the 2016 Event of the Year at the annual Sports Business Awards ceremony in New York City. 

  • Tech

    • Growth Planned For Salesforce Integration Provider

      An Indianapolis-based technology consultant that focuses on Salesforce platform integration is growing. Galvin Technologies Inc. is planning to invest more than $600,000 into a larger office, new technology and nearly 40 additional jobs by 2022. The company currently employs 12 and could relocate to new space at the beginning of next year. Galvin Technologies says...

    • Indy Tech Startup Scores Funding

      Indianapolis-based Tenant Tracker has closed on a $600,000 seed rounding of funding. Keith Kleinmaier, co-founder and chief executive officer of the tech startup, says the funding will be used to dial up the company's sales efforts and take its product to the market.

    • Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

      Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase. Its clients include Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cushman and Wakefield and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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  • Education

    • Angie's List Co-Founder Honored by Harvard

      The co-founder and chief marketing officer of Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has received a major honor from Harvard Business School. Angie Hicks, who received her MBA from the school in 2000, was one of six to receive the Alumni Achievement Award.

    • 'Pioneer For Girls' Athletics in Indiana' Dies

      An influential figure in advancing and growing the presence of girl's high school sports in the state has died. Pat Roy, who served the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc. longer than any other executive staff member, retired as an assistant commissioner in 1999. In the mid-1950s, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Roy was 78.

    • Valpo to Join Missouri Valley Conference

      Valparaiso University says it has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference. The university, which has spent the last 10 years in the Horizon League, will officially make the move in July with 17 athletics programs competing in MVC play in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Airport Land Sale Continues to be a 'Great Success'

      The Indianapolis Airport Authority property director says its long-term initiative to sell thousands of acres "has been a great success." In an interview that follows last week's board-approved sale of two parcels for nearly $9 million, Eric Anderson says he expects more success "on the horizon." The most recent deals total around 150 acres in Plainfield, which could be developed in a similar fashion as other nearby properties.

    • Manufacturer Closes Bristol Facility

      A commercial modular building manufacturer has closed its plant in Elkhart County. In a notice to the state, Mark Line Industries LLC says the closure came after unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a lease extension for the building in Bristol, leaving 73 employees out of work. 

    • LSI Group Acquires Florida Company

      Logansport-based LSI Metal Building Components Group Inc. has acquired Florida-based Roof Hugger Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however LSI Group Chief Executive Officer Robert Baker says the acquisition helps the company achieve its goal of expanding into the retrofit roof and wall markets.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

      Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has landed a grant of nearly $2.9 million from a big-name source. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the company's animal health and productivity initiatives for subsistence cow and chicken farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Elanco Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility Noel Paul says the grant supports Elanco's cause-driven missions, engages employees and could have business benefits.

    • Hoosier, Scottish Organizations Sign Life Sciences MOU

      The Indiana Health Industry Forum has announced an international partnership. The organization has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with its counterpart in Scotland, the Scottish Lifesciences Association, which will involve sharing member benefits. IHIF says Scotland's life sciences cluster is similar to Indiana's. It considers the European Union nation a "key international partner." IHIF Chief Executive Officer Kristin Jones says...

    • Lilly Endowment: Grant Awards Rise, Assets Dip in 2016

      Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has released its annual report. The foundation says it awarded grants totaling $452.8 million in 2016, compared to $435.5 million in 2015. Lilly Endowment's total assets from year-to-year dipped to $10.3 billion last year from $11.8 billion in 2015. The report shows 46 percent of grants received were for community development, 33 percent were for religious organizations and 21 percent went to educational initiatives.

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  • Health

    • 'Pioneer For Girls' Athletics in Indiana' Dies

      An influential figure in advancing and growing the presence of girl's high school sports in the state has died. Pat Roy, who served the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc. longer than any other executive staff member, retired as an assistant commissioner in 1999. In the mid-1950s, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Roy was 78.

    • HIP Waiver Extension Gets Amendment

      Governor Eric Holcomb says the state has made an amendment to the Healthy Indiana Plan waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Holcomb says the amendment eases administrative burdens, expands treatment options and enhances HIP's Gateway to Work program.

    • 'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

      Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says this week's first "Next Launch" business idea competition is the first step of what he hopes will ultimately become a national program. High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois competed for more than $17,000 in prizes. The top prizes went to teams developing technology for artificial intelligence, arthritis therapy and using sound to extinguish fires.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

      Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has landed a grant of nearly $2.9 million from a big-name source. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the company's animal health and productivity initiatives for subsistence cow and chicken farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Elanco Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility Noel Paul says the grant supports Elanco's cause-driven missions, engages employees and could have business benefits.

    • Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

      The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

    • Indy Online Farmers Market Acquired

      Indianapolis-based Market Wagon LLC has acquired FarmersMarket.com, also based in Indy. Market Wagon, which has a similar online market in the Evansville area, says it plans to rebrand the online farmers market and expand the concept to other cities throughout Indiana.

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  • Carmel Symphony Orchestra Selects Director

    Janna Hymes has been named music director and conductor for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. She has served as music director for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra of Virginia since 2004, as well as the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra that she founded in 2008.

  • Kosciusko Chamber Names Member Relations Manager

    The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce has hired Annette Hammond as member relations manager for both the chamber and Warsaw Community Development Corp. She serves as the leader for the Chamber Ambassadors and Small Business Connection.

  • Barrett McNagny LLP Adds Associates

    Fort Wayne-based Barrett McNagny LLP has added Justin Molitoris and Tom Ludwisk as associates. Molitoris received his B.A. in Political Science and B.A. in English from the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University and obtained his J.D. at Indiana University - Maurer School of Law. Ludwiski received his B.S. in accounting from the Kelley School of Business at IU and obtained his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

  • Huntington University's Animal Science Program Adds First Faculty Member

    Huntington University and the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies has appointed the first faculty member for the animal science program. Jessica Baggerman has been named assistant professor of agriculture. She will also teach animal science and animal production courses. Baggerman currently serves as a muscle biology lab graduate research assistant in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences.

  • Marian University Dean Named Impact Academic Fellow

    Kenith Britt has been named an Impact Academy Fellow. He is dean of The Educators College at Marian University. In this year-long academy, the deans will help fellows increase leadership skills through in-person experiences and on-going support. Britt will participate by engaging fellows around concrete problems of practice, conduct coaching opportunities and develop plans to address individual and institutional challenges.

  • Downtown Indy Inc. Names Events Manager

    Downtown Indy Inc. has named Emma Bennett events manager. She most recently worked as development events manager for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Bennett is a graduate of IUPUI and holds a bachelor of science in tourism, convention and event management. Prior to that, she served as an account executive and travel director for Grueninger Cruises & Tours Inc.

  • Rodriguez Honored With Leadership Award

    The Indy Chamber's Hispanic Business Council has chosen Mario Rodriguez as the recipient of their Leadership Award. He is executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. An engineer by training, Rodriguez has worked in the aviation-management industry for the past 29 years.

  • KSM Consulting Hires Cybersecurity Practice Director

    Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting LLC has hired Dan Resnick as practice director of cybersecurity & compliance. He previously served as manager of health industries cybersecurity & privacy at accounting firm PwC.

  • Lewis Wagner Appoints Partners

    Indianapolis-based law firm Lewis Wagner has appointed: Brandon Ehrie and Eric McNamar partners. Ehrie previously worked for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General, until he became a clerk for the firm in 2009. McNamar previously served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court.

  • DePauw Hires VP For Enrollment Management

    DePauw University has hired Robert "Bobby" Andrews as vice president for enrollment management. He previously served in a similar role at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

  • CarDon & Associates Names Senior Director

    CarDon & Associates has promoted Gregg Gormal to senior director of operations. He has been with the company since 2009. Gormal has held administrative positions at several other senior living communities in the last two decades. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Indiana University.

  • Odle McGuire Shook Appoints Agnew Director

    Mary Agnew has been appointed director of architectural services for Indianapolis-based Odle McGuire Shook. She has more than 30 years of experience in architecture. Agnew brings a diverse portfolio of expertise in commercial, corporate, life science, hospitality, government and educational facility design.

  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. The school also says legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are: Illinois-based Tuthill Corp. Fort Wayne operations President Jeanice Croy (pictured), Parkview Health in Fort Wayne Chief Operating Officer Rick Henvey (pictured) and Oklahoma-based ONEOK Inc. and ONEOK Partners LP Chief Financial Officer Derek Reiners.

  • Birge Picked to Lead 'Next Level' Coworking Space

    Katie Birge will become executive director of Launch Indy June 1. She calls coworking spaces "a critical component" to entrepreneurship and the Hoosier startup community. She previously served as director of the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.'s Bloomington Technology Partnership and digital marketing strategist for Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies LLC.

  • Old National Adds Executive Position

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has named Todd Clark (pictured) chief information and strategic innovation officer. In his newly-created role, he will be responsible for the company's information technology division as well as leading its consumer banking strategy. Clark previously served as the Michigan region chief executive officer for Old National.

  • ISU Names College of Education Dean

    Indiana State University has appointed Janet Buckenmeyer dean of the Bayh College of Education. She currently serves as dean of the college of education at Armstrong State University in Georgia. Buckenmeyer will begin her new role July 31.

  • Fort Wayne Names Deputy Director

    The city of Fort Wayne has promoted Kelly Lundberg to deputy director for community development of the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. She previously served as an administrator. Lundberg has worked for the city of Fort Wayne since 2004.

  • Sponsel CPA Group Promotes Senior Accountant

    Sponsel CPA Group has promoted Brandon Cangany to senior accountant in its Tax Services department. He joined the firm as a staff accountant in 2015 after graduating from IUPUI’s Kelley School of Business, earning double majors with distinction in finance and accounting.

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Retiring

    The chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is stepping down. Deborah Hearn Smith says she will retire at the end of the year. She has been a part of Girl Scouts on a professional level since the early 1970s.

  • Greenwood Chamber Elects Board Chair

    The Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected Christine Alfery (pictured) chair for 2017-2018. Alfery, regional sales manager for First Merchants Bank, has served on the board since 2010. 

  • Leadership Indianapolis Names Hale CEO

    Leadership Indianapolis has tapped a former Indiana State Representative and recent lieutenant governor candidate as chief executive officer. Christina Hale will also serve as president for the organization that operates the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series and other community leadership programs.

  • First Financial Names Regional Manager

    First Financial has named Jeff Cartwright regional manager of investment commercial real estate. He will help local real estate developers and investors access flexible and innovative lending solutions to meet their needs and goals. Cartwright has worked in the Indianapolis Business community for 16 years.

  • Vectren Makes Adjustments to Leadership Roles

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. is making several changes to its upper-management structure. The utility says the moves are part of ongoing succession plans and continued development of its leadership team. The realignment involves senior vice president and vice president positions. Chief Executive Officer Carl Chapman says the changes include "vice presidential rotation opportunities that broaden these individuals' business acumen and operations experience.

  • Greene Co. Hospital Appoints Executive Director

    Kristin Crynes has been appointed executive director of nursing at Greene County General Hospital. She has worked at the hospital for more than 14 years, serving in leadership roles in infection control, employee health and environmental services. In her new role, Crynes oversees the hospital’s 85 nurses serving in departments that include emergency, obstetrics, medical/surgical, surgery, intensive care, specialties and more.

  • RESOURCE Hires Director

    RESOURCE has added Steve Shockley as director of valuation services. He leads the newly-created arm which includes appraisal, consulting and research. Shockley has worked in a number of smaller appraisal firms, beginning in 2005 when he first got into real estate while living in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Leadership Hendricks County Selects Executive Director

    Danville-based Leadership Hendricks County Inc. has selected Kerry Tuttle as executive director. She served as executive director at the Avon Education Foundation. Tuttle will begin her new role June 5. LHC is a nonprofit organization that each year takes a class of 20-25 citizens and works to prepare them to become leaders in their communities.

  • Rose-Hulman Names Dean of Faculty

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has appointed Russell Warley dean of faculty and professor of chemical engineering from the Penn State University system. He is currently interim director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Warley will assume his new duties at Rose-Hulman July 1.

  • Provost, VP Appointed For Holy Cross

    Holy Cross College has selected Justin Watson as provost, in addition to his current role as chief academic officer. The college has also appointed Michael Griffin, currently a tenured professor of theology, as senior vice president. Watson joined Holy Cross in 1995 and became dean of faculty in 2007 and vice president for academic affairs in 2013. Griffin, in his new role as senior vice president, will oversee college relations.

  • Evans Joins FaegreBD's Consulting Health & Biosciences Group

    Dan Evans has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a senior director in the health and biosciences group, part of the firm’s national health and life sciences industry team. He joins the firm following a 13-year tenure as president and CEO of Indiana University Health.

  • IMA Promotes Haigh to COO

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art has promoted Kathryn Haigh to chief operating officer. She will continue to manage the museum's art collection, exhibitions, conservation laboratories, historic sites, security and facilities operations, while playing a leading role in developing and implementing a new 30-year master plan for the institution. Haigh joined the IMA in 2007 after spending 13 years at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

  • Top Videos

    • Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

      Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase.

    • Infosys Chooses Indy

      Indianapolis will be home of the first U.S. technology and innovation hub for an India-based tech company with a global presence. Infosys announced plans earlier this month to create up to 2,000 jobs in central Indiana by 2022, but had not identified the location until Tuesday morning. During a news conference featuring Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb, Infosys officials reiterated that Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline were major factors in the company's decision.

    • Inside SalesForce Tower Renovation

      The tallest building in the state not only has a new name. The inside of the structure is undergoing a major renovation. SalesForce currently occupies four floors in SalesForce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six.

    • Salesforce Christens New Regional HQ

      Global tech giant Salesforce is christening its new regional headquarters in downtown Indianapolis this weekend. CEO Marketing Cloud and Chief Analytics Officer Bob Stutz talks about the milestone and new prospects for investments and jobs.

    • Flourish3D Blossoming for Cancer Patients

      A nonprofit startup aimed at cancer patients has spun out of a bio-engineering lab at the University of Notre Dame. Flourish3D creates 3D crystal flowers for chemotherapy patients, who can’t receive real flowers. 

    • Vectren Teaming up with Muncie Habitat for Humanity

      Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Vectren Foundation to build homes, revitalize neighborhoods and support local businesses. Execs from both organizations discuss their plan to improve housing and beautify neighborhoods in targeted areas.

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  • Most Popular Videos

    • Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

      Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase.

    • Literacy Labels App Targets Special Needs Learning

      A Purdue startup has developed an educational app to help people with special needs learn new or difficult skills. The company is Experience Design Group LLC and its first product is Literacy Labels.

  • Perspectives

    • Help Kids Serve Today to Lead Tomorrow

      A movement is underway to continue improving the lives of youth and families in Indiana. This movement was made official by The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana at the end of last year when the group released a three-year strategic plan so every child in the state can grow up in a safe and nurturing environment, and have ample opportunities to become a healthy, productive adult.

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    • Six Towns And Cities Are Stellar Communities Finalists

      The six finalists for this year's Stellar Communities Designation Program have been announced. The selected cities and towns will present new or updated strategic investment plans to a team of leaders from state-connected agencies who will help choose two winners that will be named later this summer. Recipients will be eligible to more direct access to funding and state resources.

    • Fort Wayne, Carmel Among Biggest Population Increases

      Carmel and Fort Wayne posted some of the largest year-over-year population increases in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers analyzed by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The Indiana Business Research Center also says Whitestown in Boone County was the state's fastest-growing community among those with at least 5,000 residents.

    • Downtown Indy Space to Become Infosys U.S. 'Hub'

      State, city and company officials Tuesday laid out several reasons for why India-based technology giant Infosys selected Indianapolis as its first U.S. tech and innovation hub. They include Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline. The company plans to invest more than $8.7 million into Indy, hiring up to 2,000 workers by 2022. Infosys says it will occupy around 35,000 square-feet of space in OneAmerica Tower downtown.

    • Restaurant to Bring New Life to Historic Building

      Colorado-based The Kitchen Restaurant Group has announced plans to transform a former South Broad Ripple grocery store in Indianapolis into a new, farm-to-table restaurant. Next Door, which will be the company's second restaurant in Indianapolis, is slated to open in November. The company was co-founded by the brother of business magnate Elon Musk.

    • Airport Land Sale Continues to be a 'Great Success'

      The Indianapolis Airport Authority property director says its long-term initiative to sell thousands of acres "has been a great success." In an interview that follows last week's board-approved sale of two parcels for nearly $9 million, Eric Anderson says he expects more success "on the horizon." The most recent deals total around 150 acres in Plainfield, which could be developed in a similar fashion as other nearby properties.