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Opportunity Investment Consortium of Indiana Launches to Support  Projects in Newly-Named Opportunity Zones 

INDIANAPOLIS, November 16, 2018 – Today, the Opportunity Investment Consortium of Indiana officially launched in efforts to intentionally champion the transformation of Opportunity Zone neighborhoods into vibrant places for residents and businesses.  The Consortium has just released an online portal to aid in matching projects in need of funding in these specified census tracts to potential investors. This morning in Indianapolis, more than 100 community partners and potential investors will gather to hear from expert panelists to learn how they can become more involved in this effort.  In April, Governor Holcomb nominated 156 Indiana census tracts to become Opportunity Zones. Civic leaders took immediate action, coalescing to launch the first statewide consortium … Continued

Indianapolis Inclusive Innovation Fellow 

To help member cities accelerate inclusive economic development in its communities, Forward Cities strives to place a dedicated, full-time “Inclusive Innovation Fellow” in Indianapolis for two years of service. This project is being hosted in partnership with LISC and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Fellow will serve as the central project manager for the “Forward Cities Community Innovation Accelerator” – a structured strategic planning, investment, and implementation process. Click here for more information.

To Make Real Change, Sometimes You Have to Make a RUCKUS

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing the story of Consuelo Poland, founder of the The Latinas Welding Guild and director of Ruckus, a flourishing makerspace in the North Mass Avenue industrial corridor of Indianapolis, where we have been supporting the growth of a new and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Poland is dedicated to connecting Indy’s residents, Latina and otherwise, to satisfying work in creative, hands-on and entrepreneurial jobs, and building a supportive community for small businesses and makers in the process. Check out the full story!

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