Chamber Targets Existing Businesses
The Indy Chamber’s new Accelerate Indy economic development strategy, unveiled last week as a roadmap for global competitiveness, begins with a focus at home. Chamber Chief Executive Officer Michael Huber says Indy is a top 25 region for advanced industries and future economic success hinges on those home grown industries and building a pipeline of top talent. "These are companies that export their goods and services all over the world and create new wealth," said Huber, during an interview on Inside Indiana Business Television. "To make sure that their prosperity is distributed, we’ve got to become a destination for talent."
Huber cites data from the Brookings Institution which suggests more than 80 percent of future jobs will be created by existing, homegrown businesses.