Central Indiana Corporate Partnership elects new chair of the Board of Directors and names new Executive Committee members

2023-05-04T07:04:00-04:00May 4, 2023|

Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College, and chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Board of Directors. INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2023) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), which brings together the chief executives of the region’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities, has named a new chair of the board of directors and new executive committee members for 2023. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College, was elected chair of the board of directors at the April board meeting. Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network, will continue to serve as vice chair and treasurer. In addition, David Ricks, chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company, and Jennifer Rumsey, president and CEO, Cummins, have joined the executive committee. The CICP Executive Committee for 2023 (effective July 25, 2023): Chair – Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IIB: CICP, Cummins CEOs talk about safe return-to-work playbooks

2021-01-14T11:10:15-05:00May 18, 2020|

On a recent edition of Inside INdiana Business (IIB) host Gerry Dick interviewed CICP President and CEO David Johnson and Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger about the three safe return-to-work playbooks for various economic sectors. The playbooks were developed and released as a collaboration between CICP and Cummins with the focus on restarting the economy the right way. Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing Sectors: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Office Environments: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Sales and Service Operations: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state WATCH the interview HERE.

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