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.

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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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New Market Tax Credits

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

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects

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

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Community Economic Development Program

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

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

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

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Brownfields Assessment Grant

The City of Indianapolis used these EPA Assessment Grant funds …

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OCS Community Economic Development Program

King Park Area Development Corporation used this Community Economic Development …

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OCS Community Economic Development Program

This Community Economic Development Program gran from the Department of …

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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.