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February 2017 Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on March 24, 2017

Indiana’s unemployment rate remained at four percent in January, the lowest rates since 2001. While the unemployment rate is a positive indicator, it also represents a significant challenge for Hoosier employers in identifying and hiring qualified employees. Read more in February’s economic briefing.

January 2017 Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on March 9, 2017

At the end of 2016, the Indy Region’s unemployment rates continued to be lower than the previous year-end. With several tech announcements made at the beginning of 2017, the Indy Region is poised to have an economically successful year. Learn more in the January economic briefing!

Indianapolis Wins Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge

Posted by chamberadmin on February 23, 2017

On February 8, 2017, Indianapolis was selected as one of five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.  Joining Austin, Miami, Orlando, and Philadelphia, Indianapolis will receive grants to help apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability, and sustainability. Each winning city will receive a one-day Readiness Program workshop with participants including government leaders, private sector and academic experts, and other key local stakeholders. 

Chamber provided 10,000 hours of free coaching & classes, delivered $18M in capital support, helped 1,700 companies total in 2016 while expanding across the metro

(INDIANAPOLIS/AVON, Ind., February 14, 2017)  After a successful 2016 supporting small and start-up companies, the Indy Chamber has struck a new partnership with Ivy Tech Community College to bring microlending and other entrepreneurial resources closer to small businesses in Hendricks County and the western suburbs of the Indianapolis region.  

Finding Talent Through Indiana INTERNnet

Posted by jpellman on February 10, 2017

As a chamber of commerce dedicated to growing the Indy Region, we are always seeking ideas that create opportunity for collaboration between talented individuals and the business community at large. Using experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana’s top talent, the Indiana INTERNnet program pairs talented individuals with businesses in search of talent.