Develop Indy, Indianapolis’ economic development agency, made incentive deals involving 71 business relocation or expansion projects during the first 11-plus months of the year, officials announced Tuesday.
Indy Chamber executive Ian Nicolini has moved into the organization’s long-vacant role of chief operating officer, and Portia Bailey-Bernard has taken over Nicolini’s former position as the chamber’s economic development leader.
Indianapolis’ economic development agency negotiated 67 relocation or expansion projects in 2019, the city announced Tuesday.
The Indianapolis-based firm, which focuses on tech services that help government agencies communicate more effectively with constituents, plans to add 60 employees.
The person hired for the position is expected to help workers from Carrier Corp. and Rexnord Corp. who are about to lose their jobs—along with trying to help revitalize old industrial sites.
Arizona-based Levementum LLC is on track to receive state and local incentives to help fuel the expansion of its Indianapolis office.
Ian Nicolini, 33, will serve as vice president of Develop Indy after his whirlwind tenure as town manager of Speedway. As in his previous position, Nicolini is charged with attracting companies and jobs to the area.
A not-for-profit’s proposal for downtown Indy focuses on making it more comfortable and dynamic for urban dwellers.
Newegg.com is considering a $15 million distribution center in Indianapolis that would employ 150 people by the end of 2015.
State officials have withdrawn incentives for a fertilizer plant over concerns about whether its Pakistan-based owners are doing enough at their overseas operations to keep the potentially explosive material from being used against U.S. troops.
Scott Miller, 45, will leave the Indy Chamber after a short tenure that included leading the body through mergers with several like-minded groups. He tells IBJ he felt that he had already accomplished his major goals and wanted to shift to the private sector.
Indianapolis-based trucking carrier Celadon Group Inc. plans to build a $5.25 million driver-training center and add 182 workers to its 633-employee local work force by 2016.
Diagnotes LLC’s On Call software, which delivers patient medical records to smartphones of an on-call doctor, won the inaugural Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge.