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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.

December 2016 Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on February 2, 2017

Indianapolis and Marion County’s unemployment rates remain consistently lower than the rates of a year ago. At 4.2 percent, the state of Indiana’s unemployment rate is the lowest since 2001. Read more about the economic performance of the Indy Region in this month’s economic briefing!

Ashley Elrod Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

Posted by chamberadmin on January 31, 2017

(JACKSONVILLE, FLA.) - Ashley Elrod, Program Director for Economic Development at the Indy Chamber, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.