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Aiming for Inclusion

Our inclusive incentives roadmap aims to reposition existing economic development incentive programs to advance job opportunity for Indianapolis residents and remove barriers to employment. Since January 2020, the City of Indianapolis and Develop Indy are following a new set of requirements for projects.

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Local Incentives

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If you’re ready to start a conversation with us about your project and the incentives we can provide, please fill out our intake form to begin the process.

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Customized Options

We could show you all of our great incentives, but we’d rather talk to you about how we can customize them to fit your needs. Contact us to learn more!

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State Incentives

  • Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit
  • Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit
  • Hoosier Alternative Fuel Vehicle Manufacturer Tax Credit
  • Hoosier Buisness Investment Tax Credit
  • Industrial Development Grand Fund
  • Industrial Recovery Tax Credit
  • Motorsports Sales Tax Exemption
  • Patent Income tax Exemption
  • Research and Development Sales tax Exemption
  • Research Expense Tax
  • Skills Enhancement Fund
  • Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit
  • Workforce 2.1
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State Incentives

  • Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit
  • Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit
  • Hoosier Alternative Fuel Vehicle Manufacturer Tax Credit
  • Hoosier Buisness Investment Tax Credit
  • Industrial Development Grand Fund
  • Industrial Recovery Tax Credit
  • Motorsports Sales Tax Exemption
  • Patent Income tax Exemption
  • Research and Development Sales tax Exemption
  • Research Expense Tax
  • Skills Enhancement Fund
  • Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit
  • Workforce 2.1
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Open your doors.
Shut out the confusion.

Introducing OpenCounter Indy—simplified permitting, licensing and zoning for Indianapolis businesses. This easy-to-use website takes the often baffling process of opening a business and simplifies it. Enter your data once and OpenCounter Indy tells you exactly what you need to do to open the doors of your business, what forms you need to file, estimates of permitting and licensing costs and how long the process is going to take. Disclaimer: OpenCounter Indy cost and time estimates are not binding and should only be used for general informational purposes only.

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Open your doors.
Shut out the confusion.

Introducing OpenCounter Indy—simplified permitting, licensing and zoning for Indianapolis businesses. This easy-to-use website takes the often baffling process of opening a business and simplifies it. Enter your data once and OpenCounter Indy tells you exactly what you need to do to open the doors of your business, what forms you need to file, estimates of permitting and licensing costs and how long the process is going to take. Disclaimer: OpenCounter Indy cost and time estimates are not binding and should only be used for general informational purposes only.

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Ombudsman Services

In a city as large as Indianapolis, the regulatory and permitting process can be daunting for business owners. In an effort to make the process less intimidating, the City of Indianapolis and Indy Chamber collaborated to create the position of the Regulatory and Permitting Ombudsman. The Ombudsman serves as a voice between businesses and City administration, offering guidance and support to diverse projects: from questions about signage for small sandwich shops to large corporate headquarter relocations. Check out Omblogsman, a blog series answering all of your regulatory and permitting questions, or reach out to Adam Burtner, Indy Chamber’s Ombudsman.

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Ombudsman Services

In a city as large as Indianapolis, the regulatory and permitting process can be daunting for business owners. In an effort to make the process less intimidating, the City of Indianapolis and Indy Chamber collaborated to create the position of the Regulatory and Permitting Ombudsman. The Ombudsman serves as a voice between businesses and City administration, offering guidance and support to diverse projects: from questions about signage for small sandwich shops to large corporate headquarter relocations. Check out Omblogsman, a blog series answering all of your regulatory and permitting questions, or reach out to Adam Burtner, Indy Chamber’s Ombudsman.

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Retail Development

Incorporating retail as a part of the economic development strategy is a key part of creating a vibrant sense of place in key Indianapolis neighborhoods. We do this by working with commercial property owners, local and national retailers, and commercial brokers. Expanding our marketing approach by hosting pop up shops, tours and purposefully telling the story of potential retail success in Indianapolis.

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If you’re looking to learn more about our retail strategy or secure a space of your own, let’s chat!

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Downtown Indy's Retail Buying Power

Now is the time to be in Indy. A recent study shows that the collective retail buying power of 5 different demographics in Indy has grown from $200MM in 2000 to $450MM in 2018. This will reach $640MM by 2024. 

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Talent Pipeline

We know that a city is only as strong as its talent base. That’s why we prioritize our work with partners who can help us attract, retain, and skill-up workers.

EmployIndy

EmployIndy guides the local workforce ecosystem and makes strategic investments to remove barriers to quality employment for underserved and underrepresented residents.

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Ascend Indiana

Ascend is deeply embedded in Indiana, helping employers access the skilled workforce they need to thrive, and helping talented people pursue a meaningful career path

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Do you have questions about Develop Indy, or want to get involved? Contact one of our team members!

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