The National Association of Manufacturers has been working to reopen the Indianapolis Speedway after a partial shutdown.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it will contribute $500,000 to the $100 million in federal aid the city of Indianapolis is seeking to restore the iconic facility.
The chamber says it’s the largest gift to the city’s recovery.
More than 300 protesters rallied outside the Indianapolis Convention Center, which has been closed for nearly a week, on Monday, the day lawmakers in Indiana are expected to take up legislation to reopen it.
The demonstrators demanded a full and speedy investigation into the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Jamar Clark by Indianapolis Police officer Daniel Pantaleo in January.