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.
OUR GOAL: 

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

To date, the Work Indy East goal has raised more than $70M to support workforce initiatives on the Eastside of Indianapolis.

Amount Received for Work Indy East: $71,971,484
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Community Economic Development Projects

The John H. Boner Community Center, Inc. will use $800,000 …

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Community Economic Development Program

RecycleForce will use $800,000 in CED funds to expand its …

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Community Economic Development Projects

Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) will use $450,000 in CED …

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Community Economic Development Projects

RecycleForce will use $800,000 in CED funds to expand its …

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Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently awarded BOI $180,000 through its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) to continue funding BOI’s Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) for current and formerly incarcerated individuals to explore small business ownership as a means of self-sufficiency.

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Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training

RecycleForce will use this funding from the EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Program to recruit, train, and place formerly incarcerated individuals with the work experience and OCS certifications needed to secure full-time employment in a recycling facility.

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Community Economic Development Program

RecycleForce will use $800,000 in CED funds to support the …

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OCS Community Economic Development Program

Most of the grant funds from the Department of Health and Human Services will be used to support the wages of transitional workers. A small amount will be used to support salary of staff that provides case management, training, and grant management. 10% will be requested as de mininimus indirect cost and funds may be required for travel to grantee meetings.

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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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News and Resources

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