Business Equity for Indy launches free membership program

2023-07-20T08:57:49-04:00July 20, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2023) – Business Equity for Indy (BEI), a collective of local organizations committed to advancing racial equity and driving results for Black residents and residents of color, announces a new, free membership program. Through the new, free membership program, organizations will transparently share their commitment to and progress toward advancing racial equity. It is also an opportunity to join a collective, like-minded effort to learn best practices and find new resources to support their strategies for equity and inclusion. “We are thrilled to introduce our membership program, which is a critical catalyst for change in Indianapolis. By joining forces with Business Equity for Indy, organizations can make a tangible impact in addressing racial disparities while unlocking the immense potential that diversity and inclusion bring to their businesses,” said Jeffrey Harrison, chair of Business Equity for Indy and [...]

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

2023-07-20T07:45:10-04:00July 20, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2023) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is announcing that its CEO and four 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 list from CICP are the following: Melina Kennedy, CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Mitch Frazier, president and CEO, AgriNovus Indiana Jason Kloth, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana Fred Cartwright, president and CEO, Conexus Indiana Ting Gootee, president and CEO, TechPoint Some of the groundbreaking projects CICP and its initiatives have been involved in include the creation of the 16 Tech Innovation District, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Business Equity for Indy, the Indiana GPS Project, the Indiana Seed [...]

Nearly 60% of Hoosiers have engaged in entrepreneurship; more than 12% are business owners, according to new survey

2023-07-18T10:44:25-04:00June 27, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 27, 2023) – New research from NORC at the University of Chicago finds that more than half of all Hoosiers have participated in at least one entrepreneurial activity, which includes involvement in or steps toward business ownership or freelancing. However, the survey shows that current business planners and other potential entrepreneurs could benefit from more resources and support. The data comes from Entrepreneurship in the Population: Indiana (EPOP-IN), a survey commissioned by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). “A thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem is a critical part of having a dynamic economy. We wanted to dive into some of the motivations that drive business owners,” said Melina Kennedy, CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. “Likewise, we wanted to identify reasons that people are hesitant to start new businesses so we can find more resources and ways to encourage entrepreneurial growth.” [...]

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 [...]

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