Techpoint employees during a brainstorm.

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership helps ensure collaboration yields success throughout the Indy region.

Across the entire Indianapolis region, from the public sector to the business community to the academic institutions to the philanthropic organizations, you can see that collaboration yields success. You continually see all four sectors working together to constantly iterate and improve Indy as a whole.

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) plays a major role in this collaboration. CICP has been integral to the diversification of the Indianapolis economy and is an actor unique to Central Indiana. CICP is the only organization of its kind in the nation: a CEO-only organization made up of the region’s largest businesses along with university and philanthropic leaders.

CICP logo with all initiatives.

CICP works collaboratively with its members to transform the economy of Central Indiana for sustainable prosperity for all of the region’s citizens. The organization has been and will continue to be pivotal to leveraging the region’s strengths for even greater shared success. 

Over the past 20 years, CICP has been instrumental in the region’s sector strategy work, helping to facilitate growth in the region’s life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and tech industries into national leaders. More recently, CICP has worked across the convergence of sectors by spearheading initiatives like 16 Tech, a 60-acre urban innovation district in the development phase, and starting Ascend Indiana, an initiative dedicated to filling the skills gaps in the future workforce. In concert with these business-centric operations, CICP’s memberships puts their collective power and resources behind issues that impact the whole community, such as STEM education, health care, and economic inclusivity. This work has made it possible for central Indiana to open its arms to new organizations that enter the Indy region business landscape. 

“Indianapolis has brought structure to the practice of collaboration. It has moved business and social networks to a higher level of productive connectivity. CEOs are not only pulled together to discuss, they convene to decide. Collaboration is treated as a serious business that advances the broader prosperity of the city and metropolis and offers businesses real opportunities for expansion and differentiation.” -Bruce Katz, The New Localism