This settlement builds on a previous agreement from 2012 that required Edwardsport’s shareholders to pay the full construction and start-up costs.
Commissioners unanimously rejected the proposal after several residents and business owners voiced concerns.
More than 11,000 Hoosiers found jobs in the private sector in July, pushing Indiana’s unemployment rate down to 4.6%.
The Regional Cities Initiative could approve dozens more projects in the coming weeks.
Columbus residents enjoyed the sculpture so much, they raised more than $40,000 to purchase it for the city.
The profit will allow the lottery's private management company to avoid a penalty for a third straight year.
A state law passed this year allows the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to obtain alcohol permits for its parks without most of the usual requirements.