"As mayor of Indianapolis for 16 years, Bill Hudnut was decades ahead of his time. The man who said "you can't be a suburb of nothing," positioned Indy for explosive development in downtown and in our urban neighborhoods. He helped take Indy from "India-no-place" to a city that is consistently ranked in the top tier of U.S. cities for sports, culture and livability. Because of Mayor Hudnut, Indy now competes on a different plane, attracting and growing internationally successful companies, organizations and top talent."
- Michael Huber, Indy Chamber President and CEO