Aspire Explains Use of Tax Abatements, other Incentives

True or false: a company tax abatement is free money the city gives a company. If you answered yes, or had to think about it, we invite you to brush up on the basics. And if you answered false (the correct answer) test your knowledge of all the common economic development incentives the community uses to compete for local company growth.

Statehouse Update: Governor Signs First Bill, An Aspire Priority

The snow did not delay business at the Statehouse last week as legislators raced to get bills out of committee. The next major deadlines are happening this week. Aspire remained fully engaged. Here’s where we are, beginning with the Governor signing an Aspire priority issue into law. 

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This Week's Aspire Member Investor Highlights!
Renewed Member Investors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Duke Homes
First Call Staffing
Johnson County Senior Services
Milestone Contractors, LP
Sadler Mechanical, Inc.
New Member Investors

Milwaukee Tool
VS Engineering
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Legislation Matters

Friday, March 5th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Zoom Meeting

The Aspire Legislation Matters series is an opportunity for member investors to spend time with elected officials. The program features lively discussion about public policy issues and specific legislation. Attendees are invited to submit questions and “vote” on key issues to give elected officials a visual cue on the local business community vibe.

March 5 Featured Program: Virtual panel discussion with our delegation to the Indiana General Assembly. And don’t miss our LIVE TRIVIA GAME, “Are you smarter than a legislator?” where you can win prizes and have fun testing your IN history knowledge! (To play, you will need a second internet-enabled device like your smartphone or tablet.)

A healthy business environment is essential to growing the economy, creating jobs, and improving our quality of life. Join us to learn about top issues and advocate for your business!

Pre-registration for this event closes at 5pm on Thursday, March 4.

Presenting Sponsors
Community Matters
Wednesday, February 24th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting

Community Engagement Team
Monday, March 8th
10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Meeting

HR Roundtable
Tuesday, March 9th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Meeting

Growth + Planning
Thursday, March 11th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting

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Welcome new member investors who joined in January!

A Perfect Climate Heating & Cooling
CKV Finished Products
CrossRoad Engineers, PC
Dynamic Music Services INC
First Financial Bank
GRW Engineers
Indiana Members Credit Union
Otterbein Franklin

Congratulations Member Investors Celebrating Milestone Membership Anniversaries

Gettum Associates, Inc.

A New Smile

WalkerHughes Insurance


Alfa Laval Inc.
Christian Brothers Automotive – Greenwood
Community Surgery Center South
F45 Center Grove
Franciscan Behavioral Health Services
Franciscan ExpressCare Stones Crossing
Kopetsky Auto Wash
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Greenwood
WGU Indiana
Williams Comfort Air
Thank you member investors who renewed in January!

Alderson Commercial Group
Ale Emporium Greenwood
BayShore Apartments
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Center Grove Community School Corporation
Center Grove ICON
Christian Brothers Automotive - Greenwood
David Wolf Family Dentistry
Dynamic Music Services INC
Easy Street Insurance Inc.
Endress + Hauser, Inc.
Enterprise Real Estate Services LLC
First Merchants Bank
Franklin College
Gettum Associates, Inc.
Greenwood Homes Realty
Harry Cooler Conference Center
Henn Haworth Cummings + Page
Humane Society of Johnson County
Indiana University Credit Union
Jahnke Painting
Johnson & Shelby County VASIA
Johnson Memorial Health
Mainstyle Flooring
McCarty Mulch & Stone
McGee & Company Fine Jewelers
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
N2 Publishing - BeLocal Johnson County & Center Grove Living
Only Indiana
Reis-Nichols Jewelers
Runnebohm Construction
Shelby Materials
Simons Bitzer & Associates, PC
Sport Clips Haircuts
Spotlight Strategies | Print - Apparel - Promo - Signs
Stage I Dance Academy
Studio 317 Fitness & Cycling
Style Encore
Transnation Title Agency - National Escrow Title Division
Van Ausdall & Farrar, Inc.
Williams Barrett & Wilkowski, LLP
Williams Comfort Air
Winteregg & Associates, LLC
Zoë Facility and Restoration Services