A Community Reinvesting In Itself

The Indianapolis Region

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Every so often, the planets align and the perfect situation presents itself. Despite national economic conditions and a general uneasiness in the marketplace, the Indianapolis Region is in the enviable position of announcing the completion of more than $1.82 billion of business and community infrastructure improvements, with another $700 million on the way. Coupled with our state's AAA bond rating--one of only 9 in the nation--pro-business tax rates, incentives, and right-to-work status, there is much cause for optimism in Central Indiana.

The NEW Indianapolis International Airport

In mid-November 2008, the new Indianapolis International Airport opened for business. The $1.1 billion project is the largest development initiative in the City of Indianapolis’s history. The world’s new gateway to the city is just a 16-mile non-stop drive from downtown.

It is served by 10 major and 19 national/regional passenger airlines and has the nation’s second largest Federal Express hub. The Indianapolis International Airport ranks as the eighth busiest cargo airport in the United States and the 20th largest in the world.

The NEW Lucas Oil Stadium

Known best as the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium also is a major site for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and NCAA basketball competition. The unique retractable roof makes it exceptionally flexible for both indoor and outdoor events. The roof can be opened or closed in approximately nine minutes.

Lucas Oil Stadium is a seven-level facility that seats 63,000 for football up to 70,000 for basketball, conventions and concerts. It covers 1.8 million square feet, features 137 corporate suites, two club lounges, meeting rooms, and two exhibit halls.

The NEW JW Marriott Indianapolis

Opening in March 2011, the JW Marriott Indianapolis will be a luxurious and spacious hotel complex that serves as the premier convention headquarters hotel in Indianapolis with more than 104,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space. The JW Marriott Indianapolis will be home to one of Marriott's largest hotel ballrooms globally, totaling 40,500 square feet.

The JW Marriott Indianapolis will be conveniently located downtown adjacent to the newly expanded Indiana Convention Center, connected via Skybridge to the 622 room Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and blocks from the new Lucas Oil Stadium.

The NEW Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis has one of the nation’s largest and most modern convention center complexes. The combination of the new multi-purpose Lucas Oil Stadium and an expanded Indiana Convention Center means Indianapolis has 3.4 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space to offer. The combined new space makes the Indiana Convention Center the nation’s 16th largest facility of its type.