Indy CDE financed the rehabilitation and renovation of the historic building that once housed the Madam CJ Walker Manufacturing Company with a $13 million NMTC loan.


The Madam Walker Legacy Center preserves Madam CJ Walker’s legacy by providing cultural education, promoting social justice, and empowering young people to become entrepreneurs and civic leaders. The Center welcomes over 28,000 visitors annually.  The renewed space preserves Madam Walker’s historic accomplishments in an updated home where generations will come to attend theater performances, films, lectures, debates, workshops, and historic tours.