In addition to supporting Broad Ripple’s sustainability goals, Enterprise offers local residents a variety of sustainable mobility options that extend beyond day-to-day car rental. - Photo courtesy of Enterprise. 

In addition to supporting Broad Ripple’s sustainability goals, Enterprise offers local residents a variety of sustainable mobility options that extend beyond day-to-day car rental.

Photo courtesy of Enterprise. 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opened a new 1,125-square-foot office in Indianapolis’ historic Broad Ripple Village neighborhood, making it the 36th location in the Indianapolis metro area and the first full-service rental car provider in the historic cultural district.

“Many people in this vibrant neighborhood prefer to walk or bicycle, and don’t own personal vehicles,” Paul Evon, vice president and general manager for Enterprise Holdings in Indiana, said in statement. “Our new Enterprise Rent-A-Car office fills an important need for those who desire convenient car rental and mobility options within walking distance of many homes and businesses.”

Enterprise Holdings’ portfolio – which also includes the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – handles more than 70 million transactions worldwide and covers more than 9,900 fully staffed neighborhood and airport offices in more than 90 countries and territories. There are now 86 Enterprise, National, and Alamo locations – staffed by more than 1,200 employees – operating in Indiana alone.

Sustainable Business Neighbor

Enterprise’s newly built Broad Ripple office supports the company’s energy and construction initiatives. It features LED lighting and signage, white reflective roofing, and extra insulation to reduce heating and cooling usage and utility costs, as well as a recycling system for wash bays. These sustainability measures also align with Broad Ripple’s commitment to “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” practices and its development of a neighborhood “Town Plan” that focuses on a more sustainable future.

In addition to supporting Broad Ripple’s sustainability goals, Enterprise offers local residents a variety of sustainable mobility options that extend beyond day-to-day car rental. By providing customers convenient and affordable access to late-model, fuel-efficient vehicles, local car rental reduces the number of vehicles on the road, and in some cases, eliminates the need for personal ownership – making it one of the most effective and sustainable mobility options today.

Furthermore, Enterprise Rideshare, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is an alternative commuting solution that has become one of the largest vanpool operations in the nation. The service has been going strong in Indianapolis for the last five years, growing from just two vans to nearly 50 in the Indianapolis market. Every business day, Enterprise Rideshare takes more than 100,000 individual cars off the road, eliminating more than 2.4 billion commuter miles driven each year and eradicating the need for 100,000 parking spaces. Additionally, almost 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions are reduced through Enterprise’s commuting programs.

Community Impact

Every year, Enterprise, National, and Alamo employees in Indiana generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for philanthropic initiatives. Last year, Indiana employees contributed more than $282,000 to the United Way. The company’s charitable foundation also supported local foodbanks through Enterprise’s “Fill Your Tank Campaign,” including:

• $33,000 donated to the Gleaners Food Bank

• $25,000 donated to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry

• $10,000 donated to Million Meal Movement

In addition, the Enterprise Holdings Indiana subsidiary has earned seven Jack Taylor Founding Values Awards, one of the company’s highest honors – in 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The award not only recognizes outstanding business achievements, but also focuses on such areas as philanthropy, environmental impact, diversity, and business ethics.


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