Top Story: READI Grants 

Bill Hanna, Executive Director, Dean and Barbara White Foundation

Seventeen Indiana regions representing all 92 counties are getting a share of $500 million from the state’s READI grants program. Bill Hanna breaks down the economic impact and how it could generate billions of dollars in overall investments. 

Inside INnovation: Central Indiana Water Study

Jack Wittman, Vice President, Strategy and Integration, INTERA

A first-of-its-kind study of water demand and availability in Central Indiana could help navigate future economic growth. Jack Wittman explains why it’s critical to attracting new businesses to the state.

Around INdiana: Davis Clinic – Marion

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business 

Built in the 50s designed to architecturally rival Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic, Marion’s Davis Clinic now finds itself on the Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered List. Mary-Rachel Redman with the story from Grant County.

Trendiana: Food Boards

Brittany Smith, Senior Lead of Community & Marketing, Yelp

Hoosier food entrepreneurs are cashing in on the meats, cheeses and crackers you nibble on at parties and gatherings. Yelp’s Brittany Smith looks at the growing trend of Hoosier entrepreneurs getting in on the food board business.  

Business of Health: Genezen
Ray Kaczmarek, CEO

Genezen has announced plans to invest $40 million in its cell and gene therapy facility in Hamilton County. Ray Kaczmarek explains why the company is bullish on Fishers and its growing life sciences sector.

(i) on Education: INLearning Partnership

April Harper, Vice President of Strategy, Five Star Technology Solutions

There’s a new resource for Indiana teachers looking to achieve excellence in the classroom. The INLearning Partnership is a collaborative initiative that provides professional resources for educators. We get details from April Harper.

Inside INdiana Sports: U.S. Marines NIBC La Porte Invitational

Mark Schreiber, Parks Superintendent, City of La Porte

Northwest Indiana will soon be in the national basketball spotlight when the best of the best in high school hoops tip off next month at the U.S. Marines La Porte Invitational. Mark Schreiber explains ESPN’s involvement and how it’s part of a larger strategy for the city of La Porte.

Inside This Week’s IBJ

Lesley Weidenbener, Editor

From the Carmel Christkindlmarkt to a new family train ride at the Indiana State Museum, you don’t have to look far to celebrate the season in Indianapolis. Lesley Weidenbener with a look at how local organizations are competing for your holiday dollar.

The INsiders

Deborah Daniels, Of Counsel, Krieg DeVault
Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, Publisher, IndyPolitics.org  
Roger Harvey, Principal, Bose Public Affairs Group

What is the short and long-term impact for the 17 Indiana regions getting a share of the $500 million READI grants money? We get insight from our panel of INsiders.

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