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Indianapolis Business Acceleration Team

Are you considering opening a storefront or expanding your location in Indianapolis? Don’t navigate the regulatory and permitting waters alone – leverage the knowledge of our Business Acceleration Team to potentially save you time and money.

Led by the Indy Chamber, the Business Acceleration Team works one-on-one with business owners to ensure project plans are developed in accordance to the parameters set by:

  • Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD)
  • Department of Code Enforcement (DCE)
  • Citizens Energy Group
  • Indianapolis Power & Light

The Business Acceleration Team consists of representatives from each of these agencies and is designed to flag potential challenges businesses may face when remodeling, expanding or building. Business owners could potentially save time and money due to streamlined approvals and earlier review of project plans.

For more information about the Business Acceleration Team, contact Jim Rawlinson at 317-464-2262 or jrawlinson(at)indychamber.com

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OpenCounter Indy

For entrepreneurs and employers, time is often the most valuable - and scarce - resource. The Indy Chamber's Business Acceleration Team launched a new online tool that slashes the amount of time required to open or expand a business in Marion County: OpenCounter Indy allows companies to apply for permits, licenses, and navigate other city agencies and processes with a few clicks and keystrokes

The OpenCounter portal provides each applicant with a customized outline of the necessary permits, project licenses and fees, detailing relevant zoning and other rules while collecting the data that local governments require to ensure public health and safety.  

To learn more about OpenCounter Indy visit:https://indianapolis.opencounter.com/