Created to educate and inform national site selectors and to address the needs of the local economic development organizations from the counties included in the partnership, the Information Warehouse is a web-based data clearinghouse. The final phase of the website offers in depth subject areas covering the region on ten topics including the cost of doing business, demographics, education, quality of life, transportation, utilities and workforce. The completion of this phase finishes the structural design of the site, however, the site will be continually monitored for content updates.
The Information Warehouse, funded by the Indianapolis Regional Economic Development Partnership (IREDP) Foundation, is a one-of-a-kind tool that allows users to select the nine-county Indianapolis region, a specific county alone or multiple areas and view fact sheets or full comprehensive data sets with graphs, pie charts and easy-to-read tables. Fact sheets and full data sets are available to print and are formatted in such a way as to allow direct insertion into reports.
"The Information Warehouse is like no other data storage site in the nation," said Greg Schenkel, President and CEO of The Indy Partnership. "The uniform look of the information, the ease of access, the fact that it's all in one place and has the ability to be updated instantly, makes this site an incredibly useful tool to sell the region."
Regional organizations are not the only groups anticipated to make use of this site. National site selection companies, real estate brokers and corporations of all sizes looking to locate to the region will have immediate access via the internet to information they need. The site is designed to work within the International Economic Development Council data standards. These standards dictate the information considered to be most important for all economic development organizations to have available.
A private, not-for-profit corporation, The Indy Partnership serves as the catalyst for increased capital investment and quality job growth in the Indianapolis area which includes Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties. For more information about doing business in the Indianapolis region, please contact The Indy Partnership at 1.317.236.6262 or at www.indypartnership.com.