Over the last five years, the Indy Chamber spearheaded the first iteration of Accelerate Indy, a strategy that helped advance the Indy region as the top market in the Midwest. The second phase of Accelerate Indy will enable us to remain competitive and ultimately, surpass our peer markets of Charlotte, Columbus (OH), Denver, and Nashville. Regional collaboration is critical to advancing ourselves, our businesses, our communities, and the nine-county region, and will be approached through a framework of four pillars: talent, image, business, and place.
Accelerate the Indy region as the premier destination for talent and opportunity for all.Accelerate Investment.
The last decade, Indy was focused on business attraction. This decade, we’re expanding our focus to people. Accelerate Indy is our strategy to compete for top talent with a focus on placemaking and enhancing the image of Indianapolis, which will drive business attraction.
President & CEO,
2020-2021 Indy Chamber Board Chair
Indy’s regional growth is our calling. We’re at an inflection point where the private sector is expected to lead, and we need your commitment and engagement to position Indy as the premier destination for talent and opportunities for all.
Partner-In-Charge of Client Relations,
2022-2023 Indy Chamber Board Chair
Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to “Accelerate Indy for All.”
Utilize analytics and technology to drive performance and return on investment.
Leverage partnerships to align, scale, and catalyze impactful efforts.
Accelerate Talent to improve the well-being of our residents by strengthening partnerships that expand access to education and training.
Accelerate Image by amplifying the stories, faces, businesses, industries, and communities that make the Indy region distinctly unique for current and future residents.
Accelerate Business and job creation in key sectors to cultivate innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate recruitment.
Accelerate Place to transform our physical and digital locations into inviting spaces that encourage recreation and connectivity across our region.
Along with our three core metrics, measurement of regional performance relative to our peer market competition will measure outcomes in 36 key indicators, including 11 inclusive indicators; these indicators will help measure progress in reducing disparities across the region.