Move Forward.

Large urban regions have dominated the 21st century economy. Indy is in the race; in some ways, we have a head start on our peers. But we need a higher gear to aim for the front of the pack – a new strategy for economic development.

In many ways, this means rewriting the economic development rulebook. We recognize that the game has changed, and we need to work smarter by working together.

We are focused on dynamic growth.

Out of the Accelerate Indy plan, four pillars have emerged that will guide our efforts in making the Indy region a dynamic region full of growth. These priorities define Accelerate Indy, and define our future success.

We've been here before.

Accelerate Indy rethinks economic development with an ambitious agenda…but we’ve never shied away from big plans.

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Tactics outlined throughout the Accelerate Indy plan provide a framework by which the Indy region can realize opportunities and utilize existing assets in order to inclusively meet the needs of current residents and companies, while boosting the region’s image through unified marketing and quality and connected places.

Educated & Talented Workers

The Indy region can and must work to implement strategies aimed at keeping, attracting and developing talent.

Innovative & Enterprising Business

Innovators and small business owners of all shapes and sizes are finding opportunities to utilize the growing entrepreneurial support network to launch and expand their businesses.

Attractive & Connected Places

To be truly successful in attracting and retaining top talent, the Indy region must create places where educated workers want to live, and their employers want to do business.

Vibrant & Inviting Image

Identifying and projecting a distinct, positive image is a crucial part of the region’s continued evolution as a globally competitive metropolitan area.

We move faster by moving together.

Regional cooperation and partnerships among our major civic and business groups are already helping us be more effective and efficient.  The work we are doing would not be possible without the support of our Accelerate Indy investors.


Meet our investors

This is our moment.

Today, nine of every ten Americans live in a metropolitan area, and the largest regions are leading the economy.

In some ways, we’re lapping our metro peers. In other areas, we’re stuck in neutral. But what we do today will determine our pace of economic progress for years – decades – to come.

Get the latest update on how we are working with our partner organizations to move the needle forward.

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Leadership Council

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is dedicated to delivering better care to its members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our community.

Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing.

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Indianapolis-based Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.

Dow is passionate about developing sustainable chemical and biotechnology solutions that minimize risk and help growers get the most out of every acre or hectare of land.

At Fifth Third Bank, we pride ourselves on our community involvement. In 1948, we became the first financial institution in the United States to establish a charitable foundation. Today, we continue to invest the time, resources, and people to help improve lives in the communities we serve.

The Gene B. Glick Company strives each and every day to set the standard for the multi-family housing industry. We set ourselves apart by providing apartment homes and customer service of the highest caliber and creating value for our residents, employees and neighborhoods. Through our charitable outreach, we work to enhance the communities we serve.

Indiana University Health is a nonprofit health system with multiple clinical facilities located throughout the state. IU Health provides a continuum of care through its 16 acute care hospitals, physician operations, including more than 300 primary care and specialty care offices.

IPL provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other central Indiana communities.

Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. Its vision is to make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century.

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.

The KAR group of companies provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions.

Ascension St. Vincent has been dedicated to improving the health of Indiana communities we have been privileged to serve for more than 140 years, with 20 health ministries serving in central and southern Indiana. Our more than 16,000 associates and 3,000 physicians provide a broad range of medical expertise and services.

Circle of Champions

Public Partners

Additional Investors

Team Investor

American Structurepoint


Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf



CSO Architects


Denison Parking

Elements Financial

Endress + Hauser


First Financial


Franklin College


Hathaway Strategies

Huntington Bank

Huston Electric, Inc.





National Bank of Indianapolis


OI Career Consultants

Ohio Properties

Quality Connection


Rolls Royce

Shiel Sexton

The Skillman Corp.


Town of McCordsville

University of Indianapolis

Vectren Corporation

Walker Information

Regional Player

Beck’s Hybrids


CORE Planning Strategies


Ivy Tech Community College

Sandor Development Co.

Schmidt Associates

Shelby Materials


Be in the Driver's Seat.

If you or your company would like to get involved in Accelerate Indy, let’s grab coffee and chat.


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