The City-County Council in Indianapolis is slated to vote this evening on final approval of two key measures. One involves up to $18.5 million in tax incentives for Angie's List Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ANGI) plans to expand its headquarters and create 1,000 jobs by 2019. The other includes more than $4 million to fund the first year of a pilot pre-kindergarten program in the city. The pre-k proposal also includes the selection of United Way of Central Indiana as the program's administrator.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

March 2, 2015

Statement From Ann Murtlow, president and chief executive officer, United Way of Central Indiana

With tonight's vote to approve funding for the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program, Indianapolis is poised to make huge gains for our community. If approved as the program's administrator, United Way of Central Indiana is honored to build on our early commitment to and effectiveness in ensuring that our children attend the highest quality early education programs and that providers have the resources they need to achieve their highest potential. The resulting progress in the coming five years will benefit us all.

We applaud the resolve of the Mayor, the councillors, the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and early childhood professionals to unite around the ultimate goal: creating more ready-for-life 18-year olds.

Source: United Way of Central Indiana

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