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CICP Releases 2016 Annual Report

March 22, 2017

In a year that brought many changes for the state of Indiana, one thing remained constant: the commitment of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and our branded initiatives to drive a competitive strategy for economic development and regional prosperity.

CICP is a unique organization — in our structure, the quality of our board membership, the strength of our diverse sources of financial support, and the energy behind our many collaborations and essential projects. CICP truly is providing both the workshop to develop and then the runway to launch the best collaborative opportunities for our region’s future success. And our best opportunities lie ahead.

Learn more about our work at CICP and what our six initiatives AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint are doing.

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America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends – Indianapolis and Indiana

August 4, 2016

Indianapolis continues to drive a nationally competitive range of opportunities for regional growth and innovation in life sciences, computer systems design and vehicle parts manufacturing as well as in the service areas of engineering and management consulting, according to an updated study from Brookings Institution, America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends. 

The Brookings study analyzed 50 “advanced industries,” defined to be industries that invest heavily in technology innovation (more than $450 per worker), employ a workforce highly skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and also “encompass the country’s best shot at supporting innovative, inclusive and sustainable growth.”

2016 Brookings Advanced Industries Report

(Source: Brookings Institution, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership)

 

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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) 2015 Annual Report

March 29, 2016

2015 was a game changing year for both our community and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), and a year that laid the groundwork and strategy for substantial future progress. In February, Brookings Institution’s study, America’s Advanced Industries What They Are, Where They Are and Why They Matter, highlighted that Indianapolis continues to drive a nationally competitive range of opportunities for regional growth and innovation in life sciences, advanced manufacturing and information technology.

CICP and its sector initiatives are, in many ways, ahead of the pack. Our agriculture innovation, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, energy technology and information technology initiatives are uniquely aligned with one another, with corporate, university and philanthropic stakeholders and with public-sector leadership both regionally and statewide. As a result, our initiatives are primed to take advantage of these and other ‘hot’ areas of skilled and high-wage opportunity growth. Learn more about our work at CICP and what our six initiatives, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network and TechPoint, are doing.

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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) 2014 Annual Report

March 5, 2015

For more than 15 years now, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) has been pursuing our appropriately ambitious mission to “advance regional prosperity” for Central Indiana.  And, through the Partnership as well as our branded initiatives, we’ve had a real measure of success.  For CICP, that success comes right from the top: thanks to the sustained vision and shared commitments of one of the strongest and most visible boards of directors—the leaders of our region’s leading companies, universities and major philanthropic foundations—of any collaborative organization in Indiana, or indeed, anywhere in the United States.  Often, CICP acts through our well known branded initiatives—BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network, TechPoint and soon, AgriNovus Indiana.  But every day, CICP and our members are also working behind the scenes throughout the region and around the State of Indiana, convening and deliberating effectively with a wide range of private and public leaders, strategic partners, initiatives and projects that all add to our economic vitality and growth.  As you will see in this 2014 Annual Report, the result has been a year of substantial progress.

(Source: Central Indiana Corporate Partnership)

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Benchmarking U.S. Regional Cities: A Study and Guide For Transformation

October 24, 2014

On March 24, 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law a bill aimed at growing the state’s economy through strategic regional city economic development to be known as the Regional Cities Initiative. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) was tasked with establishing tools and guidance for Indiana cities to plan for the future.

The IEDC partnered with Fourth Economy Consulting to conduct a national benchmark study of comparative regions and their cities which have transformed their economies over the past 20 months to increase talent attraction and investment. As a result is the study: Benchmarking U.S. Regional Cities: A Study and Guide for Transformation. [READ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY]

(Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Fourth Economy Consulting)

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CICP 2013 Annual Report

April 22, 2014

2013 was a year of transition for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) – with David Johnson taking over as CICP President and CEO after Mark Miles held that position for seven strong years building one of this community’s pre-eminent organizations. This past year, CICP saw its membership grow and it made progress with its current projects. CICP began new opportunities to influence the economic and societal vitality of our region, including a focus on talent and workforce-related efforts and the establishment of the new Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative. CICP’s four existing sector initiatives continued to advance the life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, alternative energy and technology industries by hitting some significant milestones.

(Source: Central Indiana Corporate Partnership)

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Indiana’s Competitive Economic Advantage: The Opportunity to Win the Global Competition for College Educated Talent

July 17, 2013

A study, commissioned by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and conducted by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, finds that Indiana does not produce enough high-skilled job opportunities (those requiring at least a bachelor’s degree) for the state’s steady supply of  four-year college graduates.  As a result, the study concludes that the lack of job opportunities for these graduates “leads to their migration, and ultimately to the state’s low adult educational attainment ranking relative to the nation, despite a strong higher education pipeline.”

The Lilly Endowment-funded study, Indiana’s Competitive Economic Advantage: The Opportunity to Win the Global Competition for College Educated Talent, spotlights a problem that “isn’t too many graduates, it’s too few jobs.  The state’s solid higher education pipeline is an asset to be strengthened and exploited.”

(Source: CICP, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice)

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Nurturing Central Indiana’s Pillar Industries for 21st Century Midwestern Pre-Eminence

December 20, 2000

This 2001 analysis from the Battelle Memorial Institute titled, Nurturing Central Indiana’s Pillar Industries for 21st Century Midwestern Pre-Eminence, proposes a regional economic development strategy that the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) largely continues to follow today – encouraging a broad focus on human capital, entrepreneurship and business climate with a specific emphasis on key economic clusters (advanced manufacturing, life sciences and information technology – later joined by logistics, energy technology and agriculture innovation).

(Source: CICP, Battelle Memorial Institute)