OneAmerica® has been a solid community partner in making Downtown Indianapolis a vibrant place to work and live for the 140 years we have been helping individuals, families and business meet their financial goals.
Back in 1982, that meant opening a new tower downtown, helping spur the revitalization we’ve come to appreciate. Today, our civic support means saying yes to the proposed Economic Improvement District (EID), a Mile Square taxing entity that would raise money for downtown security, maintenance and beautification.
We support Downtown Indy Inc.’s efforts to get a majority of the would-be district’s 1,100 commercial and residential property owners to show that they, too, support the proposal. We do this as the largest property owner, by area, within the Mile Square.
We’re here for the long term, and we want our downtown to remain a vibrant, attractive destination for all. – Scott Davison, chairman, president and CEO of the companies of OneAmerica.
To maintain the momentum that has made Downtown Indianapolis a great destination, those of us who have invested in our downtown recognize the area’s needs for improved security, regular maintenance and beautification. Downtown Indy, Inc. has a clear plan for implementation and accountability.
The district would allow us to promote the best of our city center, stay competitive with suburban development and continue to rival more notable major downtown areas. In fact, Indianapolis is the largest city in the United States without an EID. And other Indiana cities, including Fort Wayne, have found such districts to be a valuable tool.
Because of the nature of our 140 year history, OneAmerica has a long-term perspective. We’ve been dedicated to our city, and its downtown heart, since our humble beginnings. We care about keeping our center city strong because it matters not just to us and our 1,400 local employees, but to Indianapolis and Central Indiana as a whole.
We encourage our fellow property owners in the Mile Square to join us in support for the creation of the EID district. We’re here for the long term, and we want our downtown to remain a vibrant, attractive destination for all.
Chairman, president and CEO of OneAmerica