Downtown Initiatives

As part of our efforts to develop, manage and market Downtown, Downtown Indy, Inc. facilitates several partnerships, programs and task force groups:

Partnerships & Task Forces

Cleaning Partnership

The Partnership is comprised of nearly 200 stakeholders representing more than 700 Downtown properties.

Pest Bird Task Force

70 public and private sector representatives that strategize solutions to minimize effects of starlings, crows and pigeons in Downtown. Meets monthly from October – March.

Security Partnership

Downtown Indy’s public-private partnership representing 68 organizations and 186 security and police personnel who proactively address security issues, coordinate resources and act as a additional “eyes and ears” for IMPD. Partnership members are linked via WebEOC daily operations board, email, text and phone. Meets quarterly.

Wholesale District Area Task Force

More than 230 property owners, business operators and real estate professionals focus on redeveloping the area bounded by Illinois, Pennsylvania and South streets and Monument Circle. Meets quarterly.

Velocity: Accelerating Downtown’s Vision

A co-created, five-year strategic action plan for Downtown Indianapolis guided and activated by collaborating organizations. Launched in November 2013, the plan focuses on six areas: Downtown Environment & Experience, Housing, Neighborhoods & Livability, Multi-Modal Transportation Solutions, Vibrant Economic Development and Public Spaces & Activation.


Sponsorship Opportunities

As a private, nonprofit organization, Downtown Indy relies on the dedicated support of sponsors and partners. The Downtown Indy brand stands for vibrancy, active, collaborations and culture, and sponsoring Downtown Indy events is a powerful and cost effective way to reach the Indianapolis market. And the benefits of being a sponsor range from acquiring new customers to building a stronger relationship with your existing base. From festival and events to programs and initiatives, sponsorships with Downtown Indy deliver results.  Your brand will receive big exposure well beyond and we work with you to engage your target demographic in a personal and measurable way. To learn more, contact Bob Schultz at or (317) 237-2212.  
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Circle of Lights® presented by the Electrical Workers of IBEW #481

Electrical Workers of IBEW #481, WRTV 6 and Downtown Indy, Inc. collaborate to present the annual Central Indiana holiday season kick-off with a live and televised event the day after Thanksgiving and season-long holiday decor.

Georgia Street

The City has engaged Downtown Indy, Inc. as the Georgia Street manager. We develop, manage and market the street to enhance the vitality of adjacent properties and attract and host major special events and gatherings. Downtown Indy, Inc. convenes Georgia Street property owners, managers and street level businesses to facilitate coordination and communication related to Downtown Indy, Inc.'s management of Georgia Street. Meets quarterly. We also activate the street with outdoor cafes, special events and programming and manage day-to-day operations. The City of Indianapolis retains ownership of the street and is a key partner. Generated revenues are dedicated to Georgia Street operations.

The Downtown Canal Walk

The City of Indianapolis has engaged Downtown Indy, Inc. to manage and market the Canal Walk. Downtown Indy, Inc. will work to enhance the vitality of adjacent properties and attract and host major special events and gatherings. The City of Indianapolis retains ownership of the Canal Walk and is a key partner. Generated revenues will be dedicated to Canal Walk operations.

111 Monument Circle,
Ste. 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
  (317) 237-2222