Anniversaries and birthdays. These are times to reflect on years gone by as well as what’s on the horizon – and both give me incredible joy.
As we take a moment to celebrate 25 years of Downtown Indy, Inc., I stand here proud and inspired. Proud of the incredible growth of our incredible Downtown. Think about it, Downtown boasts more than 2,400 new apartment units in the pipeline. By 2020, 30,000 residents will call Downtown home. We have more than $3.6 billion in Downtown developments on the horizon. And 64% of all Downtown restaurants are locally owned. That makes me inspired by what lies ahead.
No matter when you jumped into the story of our remarkable Downtown, you’ve made an impact. Whether you’re a business owner, resident, employee or a civic leader, your vision has helped build our story.
And we hope you continue to help us build that story.
We have a remarkable Downtown buoyed by a belief of leaders past, present and future in the catalytic role our association plays for the betterment of Downtown.
Celebrating 25 years of enhancing and advancing Downtown is truly a milestone that would not be possible without dedicated business leaders, outstanding volunteers, committed staff, residential patrons and inspirational civic partners.
And lastly, we thank you for your interest, involvement and investment in the work of Downtown Indy, Inc. We hope you join us in continuing to push boundaries for Downtown and inspire our future. You are the ‘people behind the place’ of Downtown Indy.
*This post was written as part of Downtown Indy, Inc.’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Celebrate in person at the Silver Shindig!
President, Downtown Indy, Inc.