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.
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.
Accelerate Indy rethinks economic development with an ambitious agenda…but we’ve never shied away from big plans.Read the plan
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.
The Indy region can and must work to implement strategies aimed at keeping, attracting and developing talent.
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.
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.
Identifying and projecting a distinct, positive image is a crucial part of the region’s continued evolution as a globally competitive metropolitan area.
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.
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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.Get the update
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.
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.
Gene B. Glick is one the largest privately held real estate management and development firms in the country. Originally called Indianapolis Homes, Gene B. Glick Company has expanded to manage 20,000 units across 13 states.
A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. IU Health is comprised of hospitals, physicians and allied services dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond.
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.
St. Vincent, part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bose McKinney Evans
Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Endress + Hauser
Huston Electric, Inc.
National Bank of Indianapolis
OI Career Consultants
The Skillman Corp.
Town of McCordsville
University of Indianapolis
CORE Planning Strategies
Ivy Tech Community College
Sandor Development Co.