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.


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 a 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

To date, Buy IndyEast has leveraged has almost $60M to support the Eastside of Indianapolis.
Federal Funding Leveraged for Buy IndyEast: $58,284,990
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Women’s Business Center (WBC) Program

The Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Center Program provided technical assistance to the Business Ownership Initiative to provide technical support to women entrepreneurs seeking to ...
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Brownfields Assessment Program

The FY18 U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant funded Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments on potentially contaminated parcels in and around the Indy ...
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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program

In pursuit of increased access to affordable, healthy, and locally-grown food, awarded funds through the ...
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Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME)

The Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative its BOI was a recipient of the Small Business ...
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Challenge America

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Gran funded a public sculpture commissioned by ...
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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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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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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.