The Indianapolis region has something for everyone.
Whether you love sports, the arts, music, hookah bars, indoor rock climbing, international food, or microbreweries, Indianapolis has you covered. This region’s entrepreneurial spirit in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and cars dates back to Colonel Eli Lilly, Madam C.J. Walker, and Harry Stutz - all pioneers in their industries.
Today, that spirit continues in technology, food, sports, maker space, and beer. Kimbal Musk selected Indianapolis as the location for two of his restaurants. Both projects involve the redevelopment of old buildings and incorporate farm to table philosophies.
We have long invested in quality of place initiatives. From our trendsetting Main Street program that began over 35 years ago to the more recent, nationally recognized Regional Cities Initiative, Indiana has always seen the importance of creating a sense of place and community.
The Regional Cities Initiative is a great example of our storied history with public-private partnerships – $126 million of state funds in three regions of Indiana that leveraged over $2.1 billion of private, philanthropic, and local government funds to support quality of place investments.
These investments are designed to attract and retain talent, improve amenities for area residents and strengthen the fabric of communities in our region. Other states around the country are now following the model of this program, but if you want to work with the city that has perfected the art of public and private partnerships, then the Indy region is the place to be.