Each year, Downtown Indy, Inc. releases an annual community report designed to look back at the previous year and track the latest data/trends driving Downtown.

This year’s report showcases a strong Downtown with a healthy economy and vibrant, dense urban core (prior to COVID-19).

Downtown Indy, Inc. released the data, and hosted a community conversation around the State of Downtown on Thursday, June 18. This conversation was part one of a two-part series, presented in partnership with JP Morgan Chase. The discussion centered around global trends affecting Downtowns, as well as Downtown Indy’s focus on rebuilding.

You can watch the entire conversation here and learn more about it in an interview with Sherry Seiwert, president of Downtown Indy, Inc, on Inside Indiana Business.

Read more about our community report from JPMorgan Chase and find the full download at the link below.

Hello friends,

It’s with sincere gratitude that we thank you for your interest and support for Downtown Indianapolis. One of our most distinct assets is the spirit of teamwork and partnership that runs throughout our city. It’s a testament to all of you, and your willingness to work together, that our Downtown continues to grow and thrive.

JPMorgan Chase has been a proud member of this community since 1839. In that time, we’ve seen what’s possible when businesses and local organizations work side by side to create lasting impact. That’s why we are so thrilled to support Downtown Indy, Inc. and their work to advance Downtown.

We are at the convergence of two crises. While facing one of the greatest health threats of a generation, we are also witnessing severe racial injustices and inequities across Indianapolis and our nation.

JPMorgan Chase is there for our customers, clients, employees and communities in good and bad times .It’s critical that we come together to not only support those in need, but create a more equitable community. Now more than ever, JPMorgan Chase is prepared with our resources, expertise, capital and data to help. We know that small businesses are vital to our local economy and are committed to supporting hard-hit small business owners in Indianapolis and the rest of the US as part of our $250 million philanthropic and business commitment to help address the humanitarian and economic challenges of COVID-19. And right here in Indianapolis, we recently announced a commitment to the Indy Chamber to make coaching and technical assistance more readily available to local minority-owned small businesses. We are focused on supporting vulnerable and underrepresented communities, small businesses and nonprofit partners and are grateful to know that we are not alone in these efforts. The power of partnership is evident as we join forces with partners across the community to support those who need it most.

The 2020 Community Report (link below) is designed to provide a picture into the latest performance and trends driving Downtown. The report that follows in these pages demonstrates a strong Downtown with a healthy economy and a vibrant and dense urban core. Because of this strength prior to the crisis, we are optimistic about the future of our community. Faced with immense challenges, we have the opportunity to once again come together to ensure our Downtown remains vibrant for decades to come.

Thank you to Downtown Indy, Inc. and those who support the economic success and livability of a strong Downtown. You continue to demonstrate the value of vitality now more than ever before. On behalf of the entire JPMorgan Chase team in Indianapolis, we are proud to work alongside all of you on these efforts to ensure an inclusive, equitable and brighter tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Jim Macdonald, Market Manager for Indiana and Kentucky, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Christina Moungey, Region Manager for Indiana and Ohio, JPMorgan Chase Commercial Bank

Al Smith, Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Indiana

 

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