Growing Our Economy

Indianapolis has added tens of thousands of jobs over the last seven years, 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.

Mayor Joe is committed to creating a city where prosperity and opportunity are attainable for all – by creating a stronger economy, he is shaping our city’s future, and the future of countless local families.

  • Landed major investments from industry leaders like Elanco Animal Health, Corteva, and Rolls-Royce.
  • Incubating our homegrown talent and welcoming innovative companies from around the country, and building a reputation for Indianapolis as a growing capital for manufacturing, tech, and biosciences.
  • Spurred public-private investment with the 16 Tech Innovation District on the Westside, Elanco Animal Health HQ, City Market Campus, RecycleForce HQ, and other signature projects
  • Focused on inclusive growth through a new economic development plan to utilize tax incentives to attract businesses that pay at least $18 an hour and offer benefits such as healthcare and child care.