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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 15, 2019 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber Finds Downtown Retail ‘Buying Power’ at $440M and Growing

New study finds robust hospitality market, cites eye-opening 250%+ increase in residential income and retail spending potential downtown since 2000 (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 15, 2019) The future looks bright for current and potential retailers across downtown Indianapolis, according to a report being released by the Indy Chamber in partnership with…

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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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May 3, 2019 Susanna Taft

Permitting Process Improvements for Department of Business and Neighborhood Services

Through the last three quarters of 2018, Develop Indy and the Department of Business & Neighborhood Services teamed up with Katts Sapper Miller Consultants (KSMC) to conduct a thorough look at the BNS permitting process. Together, they outlined the process of how businesses interact with the city, identified pain points,…

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April 26, 2019 Joe Pellman

In Video: State of the Region

We want to to thank everyone who was able to join us for our annual State of the Region event at Newfields on Wednesday, April 24. During the Accelerate Indy Update, Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber addressed our ongoing work in helping the Indianapolis region tell its story…

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April 16, 2019 Susanna Taft

St’ArtUp 317 Retail Pop-Up Program Announces Participants for Second Season

Develop Indy, a business unit of Indy Chamber, and PATTERN are thrilled to announce the artists and businesses selected to participate in the second season of St’ArtUp 317, an art and retail pop-up program launched in 2018 to activate vacant and underutilized first floor commercial spaces in and around Downtown…

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March 26, 2019 Susanna Taft

Develop Indy and City of Indianapolis Partner to Complete Permitting Study

Through the last three quarters of 2018, Develop Indy and the Department of Business & Neighborhood Services teamed up with Katts Sapper Miller Consultants (KSMC) to conduct a thorough look at the permitting process and how businesses interact with it. For almost a decade, Develop Indy and the City of…

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March 26, 2019 Susanna Taft

Develop Indy: Committed To Inclusion

A Q&A with Develop Indy’s Ian Nicolini on how Develop Indy is reorienting its approach to economic development to more effectively unlock the ability of businesses to leave a lasting impact on the community. Q: WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO CHANGE OUR APPROACH TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS?A: Today,…

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March 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

A Dutch Firm’s Journey to Indiana

In international business, companies seek the competitive advantage of locating near their target market. In 2017, Westfield, Indiana welcomed a new resident with this goal in mind — AeroFilm Systems, Inc. The Dutch engineering company designs, develops, and manufactures air casters and air caster transport systems. It selected Indiana…

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