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Soon companies will need to pay at least $18 an hour and offer other benefits—like health insurance or help with child care, transit or other worker needs—to be eligible for tax incentives and training grants from the city of Indianapolis.

The change is part of an effort by the city and Indy Chamber to combat poverty and help move more lower-income residents into the middle class.

Host Mason King talks with Ian Nicolini, vice president of Develop Indy, the city's economic development agency, about the new policies, which will take effect Jan. 1.

To learn more, read reporter Hayleigh Colombo's story detailing the policy.

This episode of the IBJ Podcast is sponsored by Krieg DeVault.

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The restaurants operated by Huse Culinary — St. Elmo, Harry & Izzy's and Burger Study — are among the most successful in Indianapolis. That's despite decreased traffic at Circle Centre mall and increasing competition from other steak houses downtown. CEO Craig Huse talks about the changes he'd like to see at the mall, how the restaurants combat competition and the company's expansion plans in Fishers.

To read more about Circle Centre's current financial situation, read IBJ's story: Circle Centre profit gets lift from eateries, IPS tax cut.

 

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Music by Eerkoysh key by Gnagno (c), copyright 2013. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Gnagno/44380

Audio clips from WRTV-Channel 6 and Parks & Recreation (NBC).

 

 

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Host Mason King interviews Indianapolis Business Journal reporter Hayleigh Colombo about her series One City, Worlds Apart, which looks at income inequality and poverty in the city and why it impacts everyone. Hayleigh plays clips from her interviews with Traneisha English of the Wheeler-Dowe Boys and Girls Club, Tess Weathers of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, LeRae Troutman of the Brightwood Community Center, and Rhiannon Edwards of PACE.

See the series so far at https://www.ibj.com/worlds-apart.

Music for this episode: NightRain by airtone (c) copyright 2017. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/55887.

 

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