Business Equity for Indy (BEI): Beyond the Logo Contest – Winners to be announced Aug. 6

2021-07-16T11:52:08-04:00June 23, 2021|

The Business Equity for Indy (BEI) initiative "Beyond the Logo" contest is now closed. Winners will be announced on August 6, 2021. We thank everyone who submitted a logo. Over the past year, the global pandemic has challenged us in ways that we did not think possible. For Black people and other communities of color, those challenges have been heightened by preexisting racial disparities and inequities. For others, these compounding issues have created a call for meaningful action and immediate progress toward racial equity. Businesses are stepping up with a strengthened commitment to make concrete changes to the way they do business in an effort to advance racial equity around our region. The Business Equity for Indy (BEI) initiative, a joint venture between the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and the Indy Chamber in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, [...]

David Johnson: Bold Action from University Leaders on Vaccination Deserves Commendation, Not Condemnation

2021-06-14T07:46:29-04:00June 7, 2021|

In a recent Inside INdiana Business Perspectives article, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership President and CEO David Johnson explains why bold action taken by universities in Indiana to require that all students, faculty and employees be vaccinated before returning to school in the fall should be commended. Johnson says university leaders including IU President Michael McRobbie should be commended for their thoughtful and data-informed decisions that have characterized their leadership throughout the course of the pandemic, including the decision that some have reached now to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and employees. [READ MORE] (Source: Inside INdiana Business, CICP)

David Johnson: Indiana has everything to gain from Endless Frontier Act

2021-05-19T21:41:04-04:00May 17, 2021|

In a recent op-ed published in the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ), David Johnson, president and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) talks about why Indiana has everything to gain from the Endless Frontier Act. The Act is visionary bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Indiana Senator Todd Young and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that would authorize the federal government to invest more than $9 billion in accelerating regional technology hubs throughout the country. [READ MORE] (Source: Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ), CICP)  

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  (, which includes some key state and regional data about job growth, productivity, and advanced [...]

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