Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and initiative leaders named to IBJ 250 list of most influential business leaders in Indiana

2022-07-21T12:37:40-04:00July 21, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 21, 2022) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is announcing that its president and CEO and six of its talent and industry sector initiative leaders have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious list of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana. The list represents the people who are making an undeniable impact on the state. Named to the Indiana 250 list from CICP are the following: David L. Johnson, president and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Mitch Frazier, president and CEO, AgriNovus Indiana Jason Kloth, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana Patty Martin, president and CEO, BioCrossroads Fred Cartwright, president and CEO, Conexus Indiana Paul Mitchell, president and CEO, Energy Systems Network Ting Gootee, president and CEO, TechPoint Some of the groundbreaking projects CICP and its initiatives have been involved in include the creation of [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s visionary president and CEO announces retirement

2022-06-27T10:09:55-04:00June 27, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 27, 2022) –The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today announced that President and CEO David L. Johnson will retire from his leadership responsibilities at the end of 2022. 2022 marks the tenth year that Johnson has led the organization. He previously served as one of the founders and as the president and CEO of CICP’s life sciences initiative, BioCrossroads – a role he held from 2005 to 2019. Johnson’s ideas, leadership and tireless efforts, both publicly and behind the scenes, have encouraged the vitality of the Indianapolis region and the state. He has also brought CICP widespread recognition of being “one of the most impactful business and civic leadership groups in the nation,” according to a 2019 study published by the Brookings Institution. As an organization under Johnson’s leadership, CICP has grown from 30 to 113 people; added [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership named a Good Wages Initiative certified employer of choice

2022-06-16T09:23:08-04:00June 16, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 16, 2022)- The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) has been named a Certified Good Wages Initiative Indianapolis employer of choice. Overseen by EmployIndy, the Good Wages Initiative (GWI) recognizes employers who pay a sustainable wage of at least $18 per hour and offer health benefits to full-time employees. “Paying good wages and providing employer-sponsored health insurance provides businesses with critical advantages in today’s labor market, from reductions in turnover to increased productivity,” says Marie Mackintosh, EmployIndy’s chief strategy officer. “Employees experience reduced financial stress and improved health outcomes while the community benefits through increased buying power and overall job growth. Good Wages Initiative partner employers set themselves apart by publicly stating their commitment to ensuring Indianapolis has a vibrant economy that is good for businesses, good for workers, and good for the community.” In 2018, the Brookings Institution [...]

CICP named United Way of Central Indiana Spirit United award winner

2022-06-07T14:47:58-04:00June 7, 2022|

Latoya Botteron, CICP COO, CFO, accepts the UWCI Spirit United award on behalf of CICP at the UWCI annual celebration. INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2022) – Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana, was recognized Tuesday as the latest recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award, one of the state’s most esteemed honors. Gov. Eric Holcomb presented Murtlow with the award at United Way’s annual celebration. Murtlow retires June 30 after nine years with the nonprofit. “Ann Murtlow’s unique blend of savvy skill, purposeful passion and true team spirit has helped transform United Way of Central Indiana into the powerhouse organization it is today,” Holcomb said. “For her unparalleled passion to help her neighbors and effective efforts to make our communities stronger, it’s my honor to award Ann the Sagamore of the Wabash.” Looking [...]

CICP Releases 2021 Annual Report

2022-04-12T09:07:02-04:00April 11, 2022|

CICP has released its 2021 annual report. In another year that brought many challenges due to the global pandemic, CICP once again rose to the challenges of the moment, while also building for the future. CICP marked many milestones including, the issuing of four reports from Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute for the Indiana GPS Project, the Business Equity for Indy initiative marked one year of advancing racial equity, and CICP conducted 43 COVID-19 special member teleconferences on the pandemic. CICP is also truly grateful for the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc. which late in the year provided the CICP Foundation with a 3-year, $34.6 million grant for the scientific, educational and charitable work of CICP, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. Each of CICP’s six talent and industry sector initiatives (AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, [...]

16 Tech announces Emily Krueger as next President and CEO

2022-03-16T12:36:52-04:00March 16, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the nonprofit organization responsible for the programmatic and physical development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, has announced Emily Krueger as its next President and CEO. Krueger will lead the organization effective June 1, succeeding Bob Coy, who announced his retirement last year. Krueger joined 16 Tech in May 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. As the organization’s second employee, Krueger spearheads key organizational initiatives vital to 16 Tech’s progress and success, including the design and construction of public infrastructure projects most notably the international RFP, design and community engagement process for the 16 Tech bridge, an iconic piece of multi-modal infrastructure connecting 16 Tech to the 10th Street medical corridor over Fall Creek; the delivery of innovation services through the flexible office space, makerspace and artisan marketplace in Tech’s innovation hub; and regional coalition [...]

CICP Foundation receives grants totaling $34.6 million from Lilly Endowment Inc.

2022-03-14T09:03:19-04:00March 14, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (March 14, 2022) – The CICP Foundation, as the supporting foundation for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), has received five inter-related grants totaling $34.6 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for work by CICP and four of its sector initiatives, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. CICP and its related sector initiatives are focused on the development and implementation of collaborative strategies and programs to build upon Indiana’s prosperity. Approximately one-fourth of the grant funding will be used to support CICP’s coordinated leadership across the organization’s initiative structure to deliver programs and projects that include: Accelerating and increasing innovation and the deployment of digital technologies across Indiana’s advanced industries to strengthen regional economic competitiveness. Increasing economic vitality by identifying and enhancing entrepreneurial opportunities for more Hoosiers; and Developing new opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion through Business Equity [...]

Funding Networked Governance article praises CICP for its “secret sauce”

2022-02-10T16:23:19-05:00February 4, 2022|

Four years ago in the book, The New Localism, Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak held up CICP as a leading global example of a new 21st century form of “networked governance,” bringing together a wide range of executive leadership across industry, academia and philanthropy into a structured collaboration with one another and with public leaders to advance the regional economy. That praise continues in a new article called “Funding Networked Governance” by Bruce Katz and Colin Higgins, which again highlights CICP’s “secret sauce” in bringing structure to the practice of collaboration. Excerpt: "CICP’s secret sauce: bringing structure to the practice of collaboration. CICP’s Board of Directors consists of dozens of principals from corporations, philanthropies and universities. These CEOs meet not only to discuss—they convene to decide. Multi-sectoral collaboration is treated as a serious business that advances the broader prosperity of the city [...]

16 Tech Awards Third Cycle of Community Investment Fund Grants

2022-02-04T08:44:42-05:00February 3, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS – 16 Tech Community Corporation, the non-profit organization leading the physical and programmatic development of the 16 Tech Innovation District, announced $300,000 in grant awards to 11 resident-endorsed projects that directly benefit the vitality of nearby neighborhoods. The grant awards mark the third cycle of funding of the 16 Tech Community Investment Fund, a community-focused fund launched in 2019 to ensure access and opportunity for neighbors of the 16 Tech Innovation District. 16 Tech has awarded a total of $1.3 million in funding to 40 projects since 2020. “The 16 Tech Community Investment Fund grantees exemplify the incredible work happening in the neighborhoods near 16 Tech,” said Bob Coy, 16 Tech Community Corporation president and CEO. “We’re proud to continue to invest in projects that will directly benefit our neighbors.” The 16 Tech Community Investment Fund is guided by [...]

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership names executive vice president to focus on innovation

2022-01-31T08:16:37-05:00January 31, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 31, 2022) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) announces the hiring of Tim George as executive vice president for Innovation and Collaboration. He brings more than a decade of experience as a strategist and leader working with state and federal government, nonprofits, and the private sector to turn ideas into outcomes. In his new role, George will help enable CICP’s priorities including projects and programs that span across  CICP branded initiatives. CICP sponsors six key talent and industry sector initiatives AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint. In George’s role he will work with CICP leadership to advance innovative collaborative strategies across several sectors for the purpose of advancing innovation in Central Indiana. Previously, George was director of policy for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, where he led development of policies, managed special projects, [...]

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