Buy Indy East

We promise to create healthy commercial corridors that provide desirable neighborhood goods, services and amenities that serve our residents and become a regional destination for shopping, dining, and recreation.
OUR GOAL: 

Increase Economic Activity

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Commercial District Development

Provide comprehensive commercial district development resources and incentives targeting new and existing neighborhood-serving businesses, commercial property owners, and neighborhood-commercial developers.

Arts-based Community Development

Strategically target neighborhood-centered commercial redevelopment nodes to implement Arts-based Community Development (ABCD) initiatives as an economic catalyst for commercial development, entrepreneurship and creative programming.

Implement Innovative Infrastructure

Implement innovative infrastructure including public gathering spaces, dedicated trail systems and streetscape improvements to attract a strong consumer base and utilize placemaking practices as catalyst for business development.

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Buy IndyEast Promise Zone Funding History

Over the past six years, the Buy IndyEast goal has been able to raise almost $60M to support the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. 

Federal Funding Leveraged for Buy IndyEast: $58,284,990
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Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME)

In support of Riley Area Development Corporation’s work connecting residents to employment in small businesses …

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Citizens Energy Group Logo

Economic Adjustment Assistance – ARI Strategy

Using this grant from the Economic Development Administration Former Coke Plant’s Assessment, Reuse and Implementation …

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Economic Adjustment Assistance – Recovery Coordinator

In accordance with the Work IndyEast subgoals calling for revitalization of former industrial sites, the …

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Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs | BOI

This award from the Small Business Administration funded BOI’s REDI program, whereby it partnered with …

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Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program

Through the Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program, Gleaners Food Bank of …

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Our Town

The Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts funded early phases of …

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Women’s Business Center (WBC) Program

The Small Business Association awarded this grant to the Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana to …

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Farmers Market SNAP Support Program

Through the Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market SNAP Support program, Growing Places Indy hired a …

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Buy IndyEast Map

Buy IndyEast Map

Buy IndyEast map shows the area’s key assets and developments that the promise zone has focused on like the 10 East Arts District, the East Washington Street Plan, and IndyGo bus routes as an alternative method of transportation. The map also shows new businesses since the promise zone designation.

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News and Resources

Read the latest updates about Buy IndyEast projects, awarded grants, and milestones.