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Statement on Small Starts Grant for Proposed Red Line

Posted by jpellman on May 1, 2017

"We’re pleased that the bipartisan federal budget deal reached Sunday evening includes $50 million in Small Starts grant funding for the Red Line bus rapid transit route.  Subject to a final vote and President Trump’s signature, this measure makes progress towards restoring the $75 million commitment made last year by the Federal Transit Authority to Indianapolis and IndyGo. 


Setting the Pace

Posted by chamberadmin on April 21, 2017

2016 was a fast-paced year here at the Indy Chamber. We unveiled an ambitious new economic strategy, launched new initiatives, and scored major breakthroughs on priorities like mass transit. Through it all, your support helped the Indy Chamber act as an advocate and catalyst for a stronger economy. Take a look at what we accomplished in our 2016 Annual Report!


March 2017 Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on April 14, 2017

Remaining lower than the national unemployment rate, Indiana and the Indy Region continue to shine economically. Since February of 2016, construction industry employment in the Indy Region has increased by 17 percent. Learn more in the economic briefing!


'Indy Resource Navigator' organizes start-up resources; '1 Million Cups' pitch program engages entrepreneurs in peer events

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services team provided more than 10,000 hours of free, one-on-one business coaching and entrepreneurial education programs in 2016.  This week, the Chamber introduced a pair of new initiatives aimed at small and start-up employers:  A dynamic web directory organizing Indy’s ‘ecosystem’ of free or low-cost business resources, and a local chapter of a national program giving entrepreneurs weekly opportunities to practice their ‘pitch’ with the start-up community at events hosted at the Speakeasy’s two Indianapolis locations.  


Regional business attraction initiative ramps up as the Indy Chamber pursues ‘Accelerate Indy’ economic strategy

INDIANAPOLIS, April 5, 2017:  The Indy Partnership, the business attraction and marketing initiative for the nine-county Indianapolis metro, has hired Jacob Everett – former Executive Director of the Blackford County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – as a Senior Director of Economic Development.  Everett joins a growing team as the Indy Chamber (the Indy Partnership’s parent organization) pursues a more expansive economic development agenda.