Work Indy East

We promise to develop vibrant neighborhood zones of business activity, industries, and commerce in which residents are employed in living wage jobs. We aim to accomplish this through entrepreneurship, industrial reuse, and job training.

Job Creation

Maker Space

Zones of Commerce

Redevelop six neighborhood legacy industrial sites or corridors into zones of commerce and opportunities that support emerging economic sectors and existing post-industrial opportunities.

Increase Household Income

Decrease unemployment and increase household income for unemployed or underemployed neighborhood residents.

Support Improvements

Support infrastructure improvements as a top priority guiding employment and development on transit corridors, aligning with system upgrades, and supporting transit-oriented development.

View the full WORK Indy East Promise Zone strategy

Are you interested in learning more about the strategy behind the Work Indy Promise and goals? You can access the full document or just view the specific Work Indy East goals and partners.   

Work IndyEast Promise Zone Funding History

Over the past six years, the Work Indy East goal has been able to raise almost $70M to support workforce initiatives on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. 

Amount Received for Work Indy East: $68,290,684
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Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded Englewood CDC’s …

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BJA Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

The Department of Justice’s Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant …

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OCS Economic Development Program

This award supported Insight Development Corporation’s construction and operation of …

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Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth (CPY)

The Department of Labor’s Career Pathways for Youth grant funded …

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New Market Tax Credits

The City of Indianapolis was awarded $55 million in New …

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Health Careers Opportunity Program

Through its Health Careers Opportunity Program gran from the Department …

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OCS Community Economic Development Program

This Community Economic Development Program gran from the Department of …

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OCS Community Economic Development Program

King Park Area Development Corporation used this Community Economic Development …

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Work Indy East Map

The Work IndyEast map shows workforce development assets and industrial redevelopment sites, in addition to unemployment rates in the promise zone and vacant industrial parcels.

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Work Indy East

News and Resources

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