A leader who always puts people before politics, Mayor Joe Hogsett is fighting for taxpayers and investing in our neighborhoods. Since becoming Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett has invested in the City’s first-ever $150 million violence reduction strategy, created a 5-year, $1.1 billion plan for infrastructure, expanded investments in affordable housing, lifted a 35-year ban on new streetlights while adding thousands of new ones, and worked across party lines to pass six straight balanced budgets.
Mayor Joe is moving Indianapolis forward, as one city.
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Building a Better Future for Our Children
Mayor Joe launched Project Indy, a summer jobs program for teenagers that has helped thousands of young people every year. In 2019, Mayor Joe launched the Indy Achieves program to ensure that every resident has the ability to pursue and complete a postsecondary credential or degree program.
Progress: Programs like Indy Achieves and Project Indy are helping Indy’s children gain access to education and job-readiness.
Growing Our Economy
Indianapolis has added tens of thousands of jobs over the last seven years to Indianapolis neighborhoods, cementing our position as the economic driver of Indiana. In 2022 alone, Mayor Joe’s leadership spurred $1.1 billion in investment across neighborhoods and retained 8,500 jobs for Indianapolis residents. Leveraging the city’s economic development toolbox, Mayor Joe has supported the new Ivy Tech Automotive Training Center, Volumod HQ, RecycleForce’s new home at Sherman Park, and the attraction of biopharmaceutical companies like Rayze Bio.
Progress: Tens of thousands of jobs added to our city and major investments from industry leaders like Elanco Animal Health, FedEx, and Rolls-Royce.
Investing in Our Infrastructure
After working the last 8 years to address decades of deferred maintenance on our city’s roads, Mayor Joe is now combating unequal road funding for Indianapolis. In 2022, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a 5-year, $1 billion plan for roads, bridges, stormwater infrastructure, and sidewalks. Now, his vision is to continue working with state leadership to fix Indiana’s road funding formula without raising taxes on Marion County residents.
Progress: Over the next five years, Mayor Joe’s $1 billion dollar plan will enhance infrastructure and pedestrian safety across Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Prioritizing Public Safety and Safer Neighborhoods
Mayor Joe has funded new IMPD officers and invested in anti-violence programs to make Indianapolis safer, with violence reduction teams working in neighborhoods alongside IMPD and helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues seek treatment. 2022 saw the largest single-year decrease in murders in the history of IMPD, and this year they have stayed at that lower level.
Progress: Mayor Joe’s leadership laid the foundation for his violence reduction strategy, the City’s first mental health response team, and funding boosts for IMPD officers.
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