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Inclusive Incentives Aim to Create Economic Opportunity for All


n late July, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indy Chamber unveiled a roadmap that repositions how Indianapolis uses economic development incentive programs to encourage the types of inclusive outcomes sought for our community.  This important initiative helps strengthen the position for Indianapolis as a place to be for companies and citizens alike.

Quality of Talent and Place Drive Company Location Strategies

For over 30 years in my role as an economic development and site selection consultant, I have had the privilege of helping domestic and international businesses find communities throughout North America where the organization and its employees can grow and thrive long term.  Repeatedly, talent quickly surfaces as the number one decision making driver in the site selection process.  The communities that invest in their people across the board and the place they live reap the benefits of companies wanting to be a part of their overall infrastructure.

While Indianapolis can boast that it ranks among the top 10 cities for young professionals and entrepreneurs, it also needs to see marked improvement.  The city is currently the sixth most economically segregated region in the U.S. and has seen an 80% increase in people living in poverty over the last decade.  Our leaders have taken note and are taking action to drive job opportunities for all Indianapolis residents.

Read the rest of the article by Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director with highlights covering:

  • New Network a Cornerstone of Advancement for All
  • Outlining the Outcomes for Hoosier Employees and Employers

Access the full story on Inside Indiana Business here: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/40912931/inclusive-incentives-aim-to-create-economic-opportunity-for-all