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July 10, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

IndyGo Board of Directors Announces Inez Evans as New President and CEO

Transportation veteran pledges innovation, growth, and fiscal accountability INDIANAPOLIS – The IndyGo Board of Directors announced today its selection of Inez Evans as the organization’s new president and CEO. Evans currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) where she is responsible for leading 1,600 employees,…

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June 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Statement on IPS Superintendent Announcement

On behalf of the business community, I’m pleased to welcome Aleesia Johnson as the next Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.  Through her excellent record with the district, her leadership through this period of transition, and her vision for the future, she earned this opportunity to shed the ‘interim’ title and…

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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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