Category: Work Indy East

Nelbud Ribbon cutting

Nelbud Brings Working-Class Jobs to Englewood

At a time when blue-collar jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, growing bastions of industrial employment with expanding career opportunities are anomalies. Nelbud Services Group, the most eminent provider of kitchen exhaust hood cleaning, fire protection, and grease-trapping services from the Midwest to the East Coast, stands out as a thriving company that is steadily creating

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Plants growing at different stages

U.S. Economic Development Administration Grants Support New Developments in Promise Zone

Since 2015, the City of Indianapolis and its partners have leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone designation to secure funding and technical assistance from 12 federal agencies, namely the Economic Development Administration (EDA), which supports innovation and entrepreneurship in communities nationwide under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Engagement between Promise Zone stakeholders and the EDA began

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revitalized Ford Building

TWG Revitalizes Ford Building, Catalyzing Economic Growth in Holy Cross

Since its completion in 1914, the Ford Building at 1315 East Washington Street has been an automobile assembly plant, a battery manufacturing site, and a storage facility. Located in Indianapolis’ Holy Cross neighborhood, where many storefronts and former industrial sites are vacant or underused in the wake of Great Recession-related foreclosures and structural changes in

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Bus tour

Bus Tour Promotes Revitalization of Former Near Eastside Industrial Sites

On June 28, 2018, the IndyEast Promise Zone, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, the Indy Chamber, and Develop Indy, led investors, developers, and real estate professionals on an afternoon bus tour to generate interest in the IndyEast Promise Zone’s former commercial and industrial corridor sites. Organized by the Industrial Redevelopment subcommittee of Work

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Community members talking about re-entry

Project Lia Workforce Re-entry Program Transforms Materials and Lives

Project Lia offers a vision of economic inclusivity on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside by equipping marginalized members of the workforce with the financial literacy, communication, business ethics, and personal care skills that are essential to successful entrepreneurialism and employability. It follows that Project Lia contributes to the fulfillment of the Promise Zone’s Work IndyEast objectives as

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Solar panel

Jefferson Electric Expands Through Partnership With Englewood CDC

Englewood Community Development Corporation is steadily making the Near Eastside and the Washington Street corridor a great place to live, work, and play. They were recently awarded a grant from the Office of Community Service (OCS) for the build-out of two businesses – TWG and Jefferson Electric. Jefferson Electric will be using their portion of

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tractor in a field

Hoosier Farmers Market Association, Inc. Wins Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

The Hoosier Farmers Market Association (HFMA) was one of 52 organizations nationwide to be awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant in September 2017 for their Growing Indiana Markets Initiative. Totaling nearly $500,000, this award significantly increases Indiana farmers and farmers’ markets capacities to reach audiences interested in local products.

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Business Owners showing their certificates

Business Ownership Initiative Wins Second Year of Funding for REDi Program

Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) received a Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME) grant from the Small Business Administration for the second year in a row to continue the development of its Reentry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi). REDi, which leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone for funding, is a program designed for folks with a criminal history,

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Circle City Industrial Complex

The Near Eastsides Very Own Auto History

We’re only 8 days away from the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. While it’s well known around the world that Indy is a racing town, there is an abundance of racing history located on the Near Eastside and in the Promise Zone. Circle City Industrial Complex The Circle City Industrial Complex, or locally known

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Ruckus sign

The Business of Art Workshop

Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) will team up with Ruckus Makerspace for “The Business of Art: Indy’s Evolving Scene”, a workshop giving tips and guidance to artists wanting to sell their art or take better advantage of local opportunities. The workshop will be hosted at Ruckus Makerspace, in the Circle City Industrial Complex,

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