More than two dozen Indianapolis parks will receive funding allocated to Indianapolis under the American Rescue for renovations to their playgrounds, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration announced Thursday.
City officials said the area is primed for redevelopment, especially after being designated a Lift Indy neighborhood, which means the city will direct about $4 million in investments to the area over three years.
Indy Chamber President Michael Huber said the local bid package was “one of two that were personally handed to Jeff Bezos” by the Amazon team. The chamber is now repurposing some of the materials from the package for more economic development efforts.
The data reflects the fact that there is a “missing middle in central Indiana’s economy,” due to the loss of manufacturing jobs.
Local Initiatives Support Corp. and the Citi Foundation are providing $700,000 to four local organizations who plan to help 700 workers in Indianapolis find quality jobs.
The Senate amended Senate Bill 12 so it no longer specifies that crimes motivated by bias based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and other categories are eligible for stronger penalties.
A nearly $38 million project to transform much of the abandoned P.R. Mallory site on East Washington Street into the home of Purdue Polytechnic High School and other tenants is finally moving forward.
The goal is to preserve or spur development of 1,000 affordable housing units within close distance of an Indianapolis transit stop over the next five years.
With a $5.85 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, the city of Lawrence and Arts for Lawrence are poised to launch a major project focused on the arts and the area’s military history.
The Brookings Institution report found that the situation is especially dire for Hoosiers without college degrees and said the state shouldn’t incentivize jobs that don’t pay middle class wages and benefits.
Residents of the struggling neighborhood showed up in force on Tuesday morning to celebrate milestones they said represented much-needed change and progress.
The sites in Long Island City, Queens, and in Arlington, will be a boon for the New York and Washington, D.C., metro areas and highlight Amazon’s willingness to target big labor pools with pricey payroll over smaller markets offering lower costs of living.
Blake Johnson, a Democratic member of the City-County Council, is replacing Molly Chavers as the leader of the organization, which serves as an advocate and networking resource for young professionals.
The city is in the process of setting up “redevelopment areas” surrounding North Post Road between 38th and 42nd Streets, the West 38th Street area known as International Marketplace, and a corridor of Brookville Road that contains the former Navistar and Ford Visteon plants.
Downtown Indy leaders say the city can’t afford to let the Circle fall into disrepair or become a turnoff for visitors.
Economic development officials from across the state presented a plan to the Fiscal Policy Committee that would establish a $100 million regional development tax credit and offer $150 million more for the Regional Cities Initiative.
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.
The not-for-profit’s board recently approved a new mission—aimed at potential employees, rather than employers—and voted to eliminate the position of CEO and president.
Visit Indy, the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development and Visit Hamilton County are leading the effort in partnership with other communities.