The economic development organization of the City of Indianapolis offers free one-on-one business coaching, a microloan program, and a curriculum to help address the unique opportunities and challenges that will arise in your new business.
Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission
IHPC is a city-wide commission that preserves the character and fabric of historically significant areas and structures. Most of Irvington’s commercial district is in a protected district under the jurisdiction of IHPC for any exterior improvements and zoning changes.
LISC Indianapolis (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)
A national, nonprofit organization that supports locally based community development corporations and businesses. Their Small Business Commercial Facade Rebate Program provides matching grants to commercial property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. These improvements could include new signage, windows, painting, and/or structural or design changes. The program funds 50-90% of total project costs, up to $20,000.
Indiana Brownfields Program
This program assists with investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical, and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Promotes business development, advocacy, and resources for the Indianapolis region.
The interactive site helps business owners and developers estimate the fees, permits, and licenses necessary to start a business or improve a site in Indianapolis.
Small Business Administration
Created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns.
Small Business Development Center
A state based organization offering a wealth of free and low-cost information, management counseling, and educational services designed to support Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs.