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Make Indy your home.

Whether you’re a homegrown accelerating startup looking to expand, a thriving business looking to relocate, or find yourself somewhere in-between, we have the resources and connections to help you grow in Indy.

Services & Assistance

From incentives to navigating the permitting process, Develop Indy works with and for you.

Data & Research

Discover industry trends, research workforce needs, understand your customer base, analyze your competition and more.

Quality of Life

Indy has built success by being open and inclusive. Its connection to art, nature, culture and more offers something for all ages.

Property Search

Is it time to find a new or expanded home for your business? Let us help.

 

Rapid Response Hub

Is your business impacted by COVID-19? Check out the Rapid Response Hub: a new online, informational and connections platform for Indy’s business community.

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Making an Impact

Our mission is simple: guide businesses large and small in their growth so they can make a lasting impact on the community. We’ll serve as your first stop to navigating the Indy business community, whether you are a neighborhood resource provider, local startup, or international firm.

Thriving Companies, Thriving Commmunity

Part of our mission is placing a spotlight on the people and companies who are investing back into their neighborhoods and, in turn, the greater economy.

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Committed to Inclusion

While business attraction and marketing are continued activities, Develop Indy is focused on making long-term investments in competitiveness while ensuring that more residents can connect to economic gains. This includes re-orienting existing incentives, introducing new ones, and building partnerships to help advance community objectives and prioritize inclusivity.

Inclusive Incentives Strategy

Community Programs and Initiatives

Leveraging a wide network of partners, we collaborate to grow Indy’s economy through various programs.

  • Anchor Revitalization Program
  • Indy Music Strategy
  • Great Places 2020
  • Opportunity Zone Consortium
  • Retail Development Strategy & St’Art Up 317 Pop Up Initiative
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Community Programs and Initiatives

Leveraging a wide network of partners, we collaborate to grow Indy’s economy through various programs.

  • Anchor Revitalization Program
  • Indy Music Strategy
  • Great Places 2020
  • Opportunity Zone Consortium
  • Retail Development Strategy & St’Art Up 317 Pop Up Initiative
Learn More

Indy Makes Headlines

“This city is ready to prove it belongs in the big leagues.” – USA Today

“When it comes to companies looking for tech talent, Indianapolis is the top bang-for-your-buck market in the country” – CBRE

#5 City for Creating the Most Tech Jobs
Forbes, 2017

#2 Best Cities for Jobs
Money, 2017

Best Cities for Women in Tech
FastCompany, 2016, 2017

#7 State for Doing Business
Area Development, 2017

Top 8 Thriving Tech Cities
Money Under 30, 2016

Top 10 States for Millennials
Money, 2017

America’s Best City for Renters
Forbes, 2017

Top 10 Most Underrated Cities
Travel + Leisure, 2017

Industries & Companies

Focused Industries

  • Tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Motorsports
  • Creative Industries

Major Public Companies

  • Anthem
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Simon Property Group
  • Salesforce
  • Allison Transmission

Recent News

We love Indy, but more importantly, we love talking about the people and businesses that make it special. Take a look at our recent blog posts and announcements to keep up-to-date on economic development in Marion County.

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June 4, 2021 2:22 pm

Business Equity for Indy (BEI): Beyond the Logo Contest – Deadline Extended to July 16

Over the past year, the global pandemic has challenged us in ways that we did not think possible. For Black people and other communities of color, those challenges have been heightened by preexisting racial disparities and inequities. For others, these compounding issues have created a call for meaningful action and…

January 7, 2021 9:09 am

PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Joe Hogsett and Develop Indy Report 2020 Economic Development Successes and Unprecedented Small Business Support

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett and Develop Indy reported year-to-date economic development results for 2020 today: $1.4 billion in capital investment and over $728 million in real estate development across Marion County, indicating solid growth despite an unpredictable year. Additionally, $20 million in financial assistance has been approved for more…

December 3, 2020 6:00 am

RELEASE: Indy Chamber Welcomes New Leader for Develop Indy

Indy Chamber Welcomes New Leader for Develop Indy: Bailey-Bernard Joins Economic Development Team as Nicolini Takes New Role (Indianapolis, IN) – The Indy Chamber announced that Portia Bailey-Bernard will serve as its new Vice President of Indianapolis Economic Development, leading Develop Indy’s economic development efforts for the City of Indianapolis…

 

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Are you looking to expand or relocate your business in Marion County? Do you have questions about how the process or a service we provide? Contact one of our team of experts.

Develop Indy Staff