Accelerate Indy is the regional economic development strategy that helped advance the nine-county region as the top market among our peer metros Charlotte, Columbus (OH), Denver, and Nashville. Regional collaboration is critical to advancing ourselves, our businesses, our communities, and Central Indiana, and it will be approached through a framework of four pillars: talent, image, business, and place.
Accelerate Talent to improve the well-being of our residents by strengthening partnerships that expand access to education and training.
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.
Accelerate Image by amplifying the stories, faces, businesses, industries, and communities that make the Indy region distinctly unique for current and future residents. The Indy region has a story to tell; it has thousands of stories to tell. The challenge and the opportunity facing our region is to amplify those stories.
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“Lilly and the Lilly Foundation have a long history of standing beside our neighbors and communities to create a better tomorrow. Through Accelerate Indy, we have an opportunity to address the systemic injustices across the Indy region that disadvantage people of color every day, to ensure economic opportunity for all.”
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Citimark Management Co
Cook Medical Counterpart
Dorsey Family Foundation
First Merchants Bank
Hancock Economic Development Council
Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
MCM CPAs & Advisors
Mays Chemical Company
Morgan County Economic Development Corp.
Powers & Sons
STAR Financial Bank
Stock Yards Bank & Trust
Strategic Capital Partners
Zink Distributing Company
Forum Credit Union
Morales Group Staffing
Sease, Gerig & Associates
Shelby County Development Corporation
The Center for Leadership Excellence
The MDC Group
Town of Cumberland
Versiti Blood Center of Indiana