Indiana Economic Development Foundation


Remarkable things are happening in Indiana.

Initiatives around clean energy availability, increased access to entrepreneurial resources, and innovative placemaking efforts are top of mind for Indiana residents and businesses. Efforts like these aim at improving overall quality of life for Hoosiers, and the Indiana Economic Development Foundation exists to ensure all who call Indiana home are optimistic and inspired about our state’s future.

The Foundation supports the IEDC’s 5E Strategy, which is our roadmap for making Indiana its very best through strategic efforts in five key areas:

Attract, retain, and grow an inspired population and an energized, diverse workforce. We’ll do this by investing in statewide communities, infrastructure, art and culture, and marketing.

Economy of the Future
Elevate Indiana as we evaluate and restructure IEDC processes, investment criteria, and financial toolkit to attract and retain forward-looking sectors, industries, and workforce.

Indiana’s pro-business, pro-startup ecosystem and infrastructure allow innovation to go further in our state. We’ll do this by attracting exciting new businesses that will help our state grow while aligning our statewide entrepreneurial resources into a system that is easy to access and understand.

Establish Indiana as a leader in the energy transition from fossil-based to zero-carbon, allowing the state to attract industry leaders and talent by demonstrating that we’re ready to pioneer a new energy ecosystem to support growth.

External Engagement
Amplify our messaging to reach residents, businesses, and innovators in cities and countries who can grow and bring their innovations to life with Indiana talent, resources, geography, and culture.

The IED Foundation improves the quality of life for Indiana citizens by investing in organizations and events that are moving these causes forward in a way that state tax dollars can’t. Through experiences and storytelling, we’re making certain that our message is heard loud and clear: Indiana is a leader in progressive, inclusive, and innovative thinking. 


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IED Foundation FAQS:

Why Join? 

Membership in the IED Foundation ensures you stay connected to the stories and communities moving us toward the Indiana we strive to live in. Through a monthly newsletter and quarterly events, you’ll be the first to know about the investments we’re making in catalysts for growth in Indiana. By joining the IED Foundation, you’ll have access to a vetted network of like-minded individuals invested in expediting Indiana’s efforts to be our very best.

Who are our members? 
Everyone from students to the state’s biggest corporate partners are supporting the IED Foundation’s efforts. Whether you’re about to graduate and are considering Indiana as a home state or you’re an established business with a long Hoosier tenure, we’re here to create meaningful connections between members who are forward-thinking and want to see Indiana thrive. 

How do I Join?
Individuals can join the IED Foundation with contributions as low as $50/year, and Corporate Partners can join with contributions starting at $5,000/year. For more information and/or to become a member of the IED Foundation, please fill out this form. 



Participation with IED Foundation is completely voluntary. Participation will not affect any ongoing matter(s) with the IEDC. Participation will not have any effect on any future applications for participation in any of IEDC’s programs or any future regulatory action(s). All events and sponsorship opportunities are subject to availability and are issued at the discretion of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

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