CICP Releases 2020 Annual Report

2021-05-05T06:35:32-04:00April 15, 2021|

As we all know, 2020 was an extraordinary year on many fronts. However, CICP and its six talent and industry sector initiatives continued to make huge strides throughout some very challenging times. That work to advance our regional and statewide economies is showcased in the 2020 CICP Annual Report. “I’ve led this organization for eight years and have never been so proud of the work that CICP, our six initiatives, and our members working in collaboration with the CICP team have managed to accomplish,” said David L. Johnson, president and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). View the 2020 CICP Annual Report HERE: (Note: The report is meant to be viewed as a two-page spread. Downloading the report will provide that view.)

CICP Elects New Executive Committee Members

2021-04-05T16:48:39-04:00January 14, 2021|

Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins and CICP Chair INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), which brings together the chief executives of the region’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities, has named new executive committee members for 2021. Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins, was elected chair of the board at the December board meeting. Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network, will continue to serve as vice chair and has also assumed the role of treasurer. In addition, Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College, joined the Executive Committee. The CICP Executive Committee for 2021 is: Chair – Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins Vice Chair/Treasurer – Bryan Mills, president and CEO, Community Health Network Secretary – Steve Ferguson, chairman, Cook Group At-Large – Gail Boudreaux, president and CEO, [...]

City, ESN, philanthropic partners announce network pilot to connect Marion County students with high-speed internet in an era of eLearning

2021-04-05T16:48:39-04:00December 15, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS – COVID-19 has forced the closure of Indianapolis schools until early January, but significant numbers of families struggle to access remote instruction because they lack high-speed internet at home. To help bridge this connectivity gap and build toward a comprehensive solution, the City of Indianapolis is helping support the launch of a $1.7 million network pilot to connect students at six public schools with high-speed internet to enable eLearning. If proven successful in the pilot stage, the Marion County Dedicated Network Pilot could be scaled up to serve public school students countywide as soon as early 2022. The City is funding the pilot with $730,000 in federal CARES Act funding, which is dedicated to offsetting the impacts of the pandemic. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation contributed $500,000, and Lilly Endowment Inc. contributed $330,000, with the remaining $100,000 coming from [...]

Groundbreaking statewide research project examining Indiana’s economy and workforce will provide recommendations for improved economic future

2021-04-05T16:48:39-04:00November 19, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 19, 2020) -- The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is coordinating a groundbreaking statewide research project about the condition of Indiana’s economy and workforce, including the impact of COVID-19 and how regional economies are faring. The Indiana GPS Project is a series of multi-dimensional reports on Indiana’s economy. It is designed to inform public policy and business priorities that will spur economic growth, including recommendations about how to increase the number of good jobs available to Hoosiers. The research project, which began in August 2019, is being spearheaded by CICP and conducted in collaboration with Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Four reports will be issued between November 2020 and the beginning of 2021. And a new website  (www.indianagpsproject.com), which includes some key state and regional data about job growth, productivity, and advanced [...]

WSJ: How Eli Lilly Developed a COVID Drug in the Pandemic’s Long Shadow

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00November 13, 2020|

A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article outlines the unusual and extraordinary steps one of CICP's board member companies Eli Lilly and Co. had to take to develop a new antibody-based drug for COVID-19 that has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use. The article states "What Lilly has gone through to get to this point reflects not only the common challenges all businesses face in the pandemic, but also unique ones that push drugmakers to the limit of their ability to operate." The WSJ article has been republished and can be found HERE.

Indiana to Accelerate R&D, Skills Training at New Smart Manufacturing Center in 16 Tech

2021-01-14T11:10:14-05:00October 30, 2020|

Indiana Economic Development Corporation Press Release INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2020) – Indiana will launch a new smart manufacturing hub next year to support the long-term growth of the state's manufacturing industry, which is a key driver of Indiana's economy. The new facility, which Governor Eric J. Holcomb first announced in May under the Economic Activity Stabilization and Enhancement (EASE) initiative, will be home to GE Additive's state-of-the-art Binder Jet technology, allowing innovators, startups and manufacturers to advance research and development (R&D) and 21st century skills training in smart manufacturing. “Every day, Indiana manufacturers are developing safe, reliable and innovative products that help power the world,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “As new trends and technologies change the state of today’s manufacturing industry, Indiana is focused on partnering with forward-thinking organizations like GE Additive and advancing strategic initiatives to propel long-term growth [...]

Local corporate leaders form Business Equity for Indy initiative to address racial inequities in Central Indiana

2021-04-05T16:48:39-04:00October 8, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS – A collection of leaders from the corporate and non-profit communities in Central Indiana have formed the Business Equity for Indy Committee. The committee, a joint venture of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and Indy Chamber, with support from the Indianapolis Urban League, is comprised of a group of Indianapolis-based corporate leaders committed to advancing a fairer and more inclusive future for the city’s Black population and other peoples of color. Informed by community input, the Business Equity for Indy Committee will develop a set of proposed business actions and engagements to address inequities in business opportunities for communities of color. “We are seeing a strong group of corporate leaders in Central Indiana come forward with a shared passion and determination to move the needle on racial inequity,” said David Johnson, president and CEO of CICP. “It is [...]

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