Economic Development Partners

Maximize your impact by partnering with IU

From chambers of commerce to startup accelerators, Indiana University works with economic development partners throughout the state to help Indiana thrive. The Office of the Vice President for University Relations can help your organization find opportunities for strategic partnerships with IU.

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Indiana University is . . .

Fostering economic growth

The IU Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED) addresses regional economic concerns and identifies means by which IU resources can advance economic development efforts in the state.

Preparing the workforce of the future

IU is partnering with the Lilly Endowment on the Sustaining Talent • Engaging Partners (STEP) grant program, which provides funding for IU’s regional campuses to address the specific workforce needs of the communities they serve.

Strengthening communities

Indiana communities benefit from the resources and expertise provided by IU centers and institutes such as:

Making space for innovation

IU has established a presence at innovation spaces throughout the state, including:

All spaces listed here can be used by anyone affiliated with IU. To reserve time at one of these spaces, email

IU has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Find talent at IU

Find your next great hire through IU’s internship programs and placement offices.

Discover how we’re helping Indiana thrive

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