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.
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Indy has built success by being open and inclusive. Its connection to art, nature, culture and more offers something for all ages.
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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.
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.Hear from local companies
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
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Established in 2015, the Site Selectors Guild conference is one of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of site selectors and economic development professionals. Ind. (March 29, 2023) — The Site Selectors Guild 2025 Fall Forum will take place in Indianapolis from October 1-3, 2025, and will be hosted by the…
Bailey-Bernard leads the city’s economic development organization, Develop Indy, which in 2022 worked on over 64 projects creating and retaining over 8,500 jobs. Ind. (Feb. 01, 2023) – Portia Bailey-Bernard, senior vice president of local economic development for the Indy Chamber, has been announced as a recipient of the…
Indianapolis Airport Authority, the City of Indianapolis, and Develop Indy are working with MKSK on a four-phase implementation study for West Washington Street. Ind. (Jan. 23, 2023) — An economic development and implementation study of the West Washington Street Corridor is underway, resulting in market data to support development…
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