The organizations see the controversial, $1.6 billion project as a catalyst for redevelopment downtown. A City-County Council committee is set to weigh the proposed development deal Tuesday night.
The Indy Chamber will support equity in local government funding, preschool expansion and mass transit during the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Indianapolis Public Schools should immediately consider selling five of its buildings and work with IndyGo to transport students, according to a study by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.
A not-for-profit’s proposal for downtown Indy focuses on making it more comfortable and dynamic for urban dwellers.
Michael Huber is about to step out from behind the curtain. As CEO of the Indy Chamber, he’ll be the face of the metro area’s largest business membership organization, rather than the brains behind top city initiatives.
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.
The 46-year-old World Trade Club of Indiana is becoming part of the Indy Chamber—a move organizers hope will give the not-for-profit additional firepower as it works to educate, connect and grow Hoosier businesses in the international marketplace.
Develop Indy, the economic development arm of Indianapolis, is working on a merger with the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce that has suburban economic development professionals concerned central Indiana will lose an independent voice in marketing the region to new business.
Chamber Chairman John Neighbours said he "wouldn't rule out" combining the economic development groups.
Past board chairman David N. Griffiths will fill in for Roland Dorson, who resigned as president of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce last week in the wake of a dispute with board leaders.