(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, the Indy Partnership, a regional economic development organization and business unit of the Indy Chamber, announced a record-setting 2019 with more than $2.6 billion in capital investment across the 9-county Indianapolis Region, besting a previous record set in 2018 by over $200 million. Additionally, more than 8,700 jobs were created in this same timeframe.
“This record-breaking year is a testament to the leadership of our state and local leaders,” notes Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber. “Indy Partnership’s role is to support these changemakers and help build a compelling story of the opportunities available in our region.”
Indy Partnership’s business development professionals, working closely with local economic development partners and community advocates across the region, assist companies throughout the site selection process as they choose the ideal location for a business expansion, relocation, or new operations. The organization offers assistance in compiling data, location information, incentive opportunities, and more to help business leaders make an informed decision on their potential growth.
The Indy Partnership is anticipating an even stronger 2020 under the direction of its new leadership. Sarah Iglehart recently assumed the role of Vice President of Regional Economic Development. Sarah previously served as Director of Indianapolis Economic Development for Develop Indy, the economic development arm of the City of Indianapolis. In her time with Develop Indy, she led a large portfolio of complex economic development projects, and worked closely with state and local partners, site selectors, and more. Previous to this role, Sarah was a senior project manager with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and government consultant with Crowe Horwath LLP. One of her most notable accomplishments includes a collaboration with the Indianapolis Airport Authority, IEDC, and Visit Indy resulting in Indy’s first non-stop transatlantic flight to Paris.
“To remain competitive in a 21st Century economy, communities across our region must work collaboratively to offer the opportunities and amenities to attract a talented workforce,” adds Huber. “Strong leadership of the Indy Partnership is a necessary component for success, and I strongly feel that Sarah is the right leader at the right time to bring our regional partners together while also building and maintaining a solid foundation for future growth.”
“Through my previous roles with the IEDC and Develop Indy, I’ve had the chance to work with our strong local leaders and community partners who collectively share a passion for strengthening their communities and the region,” said Sarah Iglehart. “I look forward to leveraging these relationships in my new role as we work to promote the Indy Region.”
Sarah’s leadership is announced at a pivotal time for the Indy Chamber as it strives to tell our region’s story, grow its economy in an inclusive way, and unite the region to provide all the opportunity to succeed. For more information on regional economic development efforts, visit IndyChamber.com.
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