The Arts Council of Indianapolis is a not-for-profit local arts agency serving central Indiana. Our mission is to advance and promote the arts through funding, advocacy, business, artistic and technical assistance, public and private support, and technology. To accomplish this, we focus on four strategic initiatives: advocacy, support for artists and arts organizations, audience development and organizational excellence. Broadly speaking, access to the arts in Indianapolis is what the Arts Council of Indianapolis is all about.
The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of Central Indiana's most prominent corporations and its university presidents in a regional approach to long-term economic growth. The collective influence of the region's CEOs and higher education leaders has made CICP the focal point for economic development at the Crossroads of America.
Develop Indy is Marion County’s local economic development organization. They are dedicated to providing business attraction; existing business retention and expansion; and location services in Indianapolis/Marion County, serving as a catalyst for capital investment and quality job growth.
Founded in 1890 by Colonel Eli Lilly and a group of Indianapolis business leaders, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the central Indiana business community. Today, with a membership of more than 4,000 businesses, the Indianapolis Chamber is still a voice of progress and improvement, bringing together businesses for a thriving community.
Indiana Sports Corp is the amateur sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our line-up of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more.
The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1923. It is governed by a board of directors, with additional insight provided by an advisors board, and employs a staff of more than 60 professionals. The ICVA is funded from both private and public sources. According to a Global Insight report, in partnership with D.K. Shiffllet & Associates, 21.9 million visitors annually provide $3.56 billion in total annual economic impact on the Indianapolis economy resulting in 66,621 full-time equivalent employment positions in the hospitality industry.
Because central Indiana needs a strong and vibrant core, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. exists to continually improve Downtown Indianapolis. IDI is action-oriented and empowered to address, in partnership with the public and private sectors, critical issues that affect the growth, well-being and user-friendliness of Downtown. IDI focus on three areas: development, management and marketing.
The Indy Partnership is a privately-funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to the 10 central Indiana counties. Working collaboratively with local economic development officials, government, universities, and the business community, the Indy Partnership secures the Indianapolis Region relocation of companies through superior economic development services. Key services include point of contact for business development leads, incentives assistance, business research and demographic data, and regional marketing.
The IndyHub mission is to help Indianapolis attract and retain young professionals (YPs) 21-40 years old, and to help Indy YPs become more engaged in the community. We believe that success with this mission will mean enhanced quality of life for YPs and a greater talent pool for local employers. To do this, IndyHub hosts a variety of professionals development and social events and promotes cool opportunities throughout Indianapolis.
Founded in 1976 as Indianapolis Clean City, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful unites people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. KIB sees a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision. The result: a city defined by strong neighborhoods; inspired places; and a clean, flourishing environment.
The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR) is the trade association representing central Indiana’s REALTORS® and real estate professionals. Founded in 1912, MIBOR was established by 43 charter members and today serves the needs of more than 6,500 members in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. In addition, MIBOR also provides a Broker Listing Cooperative® listing service to REALTORS® in Decatur, Madison and Putnam counties. MIBOR is invested in assisting in the region’s various economic and community development initiatives.
At The International Center, we know Indiana can change the world. We see it happen every year through the work of more than 300 citizen diplomats. For a brief time, they welcome emerging leaders from other countries into their lives and homes offering them Hoosier Hospitality to exemplify the reality of U.S. life and values. We also know that the world can change Indiana. It is changing Indiana. Immigrants are coming here in numbers not rivaled since the early years of the state. And more and more international companies are establishing a presence here.