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June 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: The Roots (causes) Crew

The Chamber’s Business Advocacy team keeps our finger on the pulse of Indy’s business community through our Policy Councils: These member-led committees help set our agenda and develop specific positions for Education & Workforce; Transportation, Infrastructure & Environment; and Local Government & Fiscal Policy. But we’ve come to realize that…

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June 15, 2019 Joe Pellman

6th Annual Civic Hackathon Tackles Barriers to Economic Mobility

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 15, 2019) Tonight the Indy Chamber announced the winners of its 6th annual Indy Civic Hack presented by AT&T Indiana at Launch Indy, located in the Union 525 tech venue in downtown Indianapolis. The hackathon enlists teams of volunteer participants from Indy’s tech community to use public…

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June 7, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The theme of this week’s message from your Business Advocacy team is regionalism – unifying behind a long-term vision for an Indy Region with a stronger climate for commerce, more vibrant quality of life, and more compelling appeal to people, employers and business investment.  We’re all in this together; we…

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May 24, 2019 Joe Pellman

If You Build It, They Will Come

MAY 24, 2019 It’s Infrastructure Week – did you remember to buy a card for that nice bridge you cross every day on the way to work?Corny jokes aside, this week adds visibility to an issue that’s almost near the top of our policy priorities: Investing in the public works…

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May 7, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Indiana approves aggressive package of incentives for data centers

Effective July 1, 2019, with the signing of HB1405 into law, Indiana will offer aggressive incentives for data center development, including data center equipment, defined by statue as “computer equipment or software purchased or leased for the processing, storage, retrieval,…

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April 28, 2019 Joe Pellman

Statement on the Passing of Former US Senator Richard Lugar

The following statement was issued by Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber on the passing of former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar: “Servant leadership is the philosophy of putting others before yourself and leading by example. Richard Lugar was the embodiment of this philosophy, living not one, but multiple lives…

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April 26, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: Survival of the Fittest

The 2019 legislative session is over; unlike last year, sine die came a few days early and without much drama (the K-12 kumbaya moment on Thursday was a stark contrast to 2018’s dueling press conferences).  There was general agreement between the Governor and GOP supermajorities in the House and Senate…

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April 19, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: Make It Rain… Or Major Pain?

Last Wednesday, the State Budget Committee got an updated revenue forecast from its team of economists and fiscal analysts, a new outlook for the next two years as the session enters its final week.  Would the revision deliver a windfall to budget negotiations between the House and Senate, or demand…

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April 19, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Growing the Workforce One Badge at a Time

Last spring, we at the Indy Chamber made an active commitment to prepare young adults for employment in Indianapolis. Through Job Ready Indy, a partnership with the City of Indianapolis and EmployIndy, over thirty approved training partners providing employment services to youth successfully badged 855 young adults in the past…

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April 12, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

This is the Remix

This week, lawmakers dropped new beats on current bills, remixing the Statehouse soundtrack as the last few weeks of session loom ahead.  There were major changes to the gaming bill, the Capital Improvement Board (CIB) revenue plan and economic development policy.  If that wasn’t enough, the Senate released its version…

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