The business advocacy group is working with city officials and a consultant to develop a strategy for promoting Indianapolis' musical assets—and then writing the next verse in a higher key and more robust tempo.
With time running out, Downtown Indy gathered enough signatures to present to the City-County Council, which ultimately will vote on the proposal to charge downtown property owners for beautification and other services.
Real-world opportunities can range from colleges funding internship and experiential learning programs to businesses giving young professionals room to flex their muscles and earn their wings, according to experts in Indiana workforce issues.
The projects are coming up now because the city has six months left to take advantage of more than $30 million in a federal loan guarantee program that it was awarded in 2012 by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said lawmakers could move an incentives bill "expeditiously” to attract Amazon's proposed second headquarters, if necessary, but he wouldn't be in favor of doing what Wisconsin did to lure Foxconn.