Join the Momentum: Locate Your Business Downtown

Downtown Indy continues to grow with thriving businesses and retailers, a strong corporate base, talented workforce, robust convention/hospitality market and a quickly-expanding residential community with a superb quality of life. Downtown Indianapolis is the ideal location for your business.
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Our Bragging Rights

Downtown Indy is consistently ranked among the best places to live and work due to our blend of top amenities, welcoming character, pro-business attitude and range of opportunities.

"One of the best new boom towns in the U.S."

"Emerging hotspot"

"No. 3 Downtown in the U.S."

"... and yes, you read right. We said Indianapolis was perfect."

The Market and Workforce - Come Grow Here
As the fastest growing Downtown in the Midwest, Downtown Indy offers an authentically-urban lifestyle

  • With a daytime population of more than 150,000 office workers and 27,000 residents, Downtown Indy is the one area in the state that contains every type of shopper imaginable.
  • More than 26 million people travel to Indy annually. Each visitor spends an average of $169 per day. Tourism generates more than $4.4 billion ineconomic impact for Central Indiana.
  • Our student population grows larger each year. In 2015, Downtown Indy was home to more than 63,755 higher-education students studying at IUPUI, University of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech, Marian University and Harrison College. To accommodate these urban millennials, another 1,000 furnished apartments are currently under construction and will be ready for the fall semester of 2017.
  • The Downtown development momentum continues with $2.8 billion of investments planned through 2022.
  • More than 1.2 million square-feet of commercial space will be renovated or added to the vibrancy of Downtown by 2018. This includes new boutique hotels, state-of-the-art office space and street level retail opportunities.
  • Diverse shopping options exist in our distinct cultural districts - we have the space to fit your brand.
  • Downtown Indy is safe! In 2014, only 4% of citywide crime occurred Downtown.
Top Five Reasons to Locate Your Business in Downtown Indianapolis
5. Tech Reigns Supreme
With more than 85 different technology firms located in Downtown Indianapolis and Salesforce’s impending move to the former Chase Tower, the market will continue to contract as demand grows. 

4. More Bang for Your Buck
Indianapolis ranks as the third most cost-effective city in the nation for business in a KPMG study.  Forbe’s Magazine has also named Indianapolis as one of the top 10 cities to start a new career and one of the top 10 best cities for young professionals in America.

3. Growing Up Fast
Downtown Indianapolis is the fastest growing neighborhood in the state with more than 3,800 residential living units in the pipeline. We have the perfect living options for your entire staff.  Plus, Downtown is home to more than 300 eating and drinking establishments and more than 200 retail businesses.

2. The Urban Shift
Competitive asking rates and large blocks of space put Downtown in a position to capitalize on its popularity.  Downtown Indianapolis is part of the national trend of businesses, corporations and entrepreneurial ventures returning to the city center.

1. All Roads Lead Downtown
With the new IndyGo transit center, more than 4,000 new residential units will be added through 2018 and more than 63,755 higher education students are currently studying Downtown: Downtown Indianapolis is the center of it all. 

More Information
Have questions or interested in setting up a tour? Contact: Catherine Esselman, Real Estate Development Director - Catherine@DowntownIndy.org
What businesses are saying
"We just love Downtown Indy. We love the energy, the pace and in particular for our young professionals it helps make ExactTarget a more desirable place to work."

- Scott Dorsey; ExactTarget
"When our firm decided to invest in a major office renovation, we knew downtown was where we needed to stay. Not only are we located in the most accessible and vibrant part of our city, but being downtown allows us to attract the type of talent we want. To draw the best and brightest, you need to have a space that is collaborative, that's social, and that's connected to the surrounding context within the larger environment of the city. That's what the new workforce is looking for, and it's what we've tried to create here by taking advantage of our unique downtown location."

- Bill Browne, FAIA; RATIO
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