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Indy Chamber Forming IPS Operational Analysis Task Force

Posted by chamberadmin on July 21, 2017

We all know that the stakes are high for the future of the Indianapolis Public Schools – for tomorrow’s workforce, our competitive position in the knowledge economy, and creating a livable city where people and employers can thrive.  With Indianapolis among the most difficult cities to escape the cycle of poverty, improving education is the surest path towards upward mobility.    

For all these reasons, the business community must be a partner in progress with IPS.  We need your help as we continue to help the district maintain focus – and funding – in the classroom.

Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) has always provided small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Indy Region with access to free one on one small business coaching. However, these resources were only provided at locations in Marion County, making the services inconvenient for clients in the Indy metro. BOI is proud to announce that they have expanded into the Indy Region and are better able to serve entrepreneurs!

June Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on July 14, 2017

With several tech announcements in May and low-unemployment rates, the economy in the Indy Region is strong. 

Developing Tech Innovation in Indy

Posted by chamberadmin on July 11, 2017

Tech innovation in Indy is thriving. In the annual ‘Tech Thirty’ report released Fall 2016 by commercial real estate firm CBRE, Indy ranked 5thamong major metros for tech employment gains over the last two years, outpacing even Silicon Valley. ­According to SmartAsset, Indy was ranked the fourth best city for women in tech in 2017, up one spot from 2016. In 2016, Forbes called Indy an emerging “tech hub on the move,” while the Brookings Institution reports that Indy is adding high-tech computer systems and data jobs at twice the rate of other big cities.

Develop Indy recently partnered with the City of Indianapolis and IndyEast to host a bus tour of the IndyEast Promise Zone’s Industrial Sites. Gathering a group of employers, developers, funders, and real estate professionals, the bus tour was designed to showcase opportunities for revitalization at featured industrial sites.