Why Indiana?

Why Indiana?

Indiana’s Advantages

  • Indiana’s infrastructure ranks second in the nation according to CNBC’s Ranking of America’s Top States for Business 2019.
  • Indiana is Top 5 in the U.S. for business according to Chief Executive magazine, 2019.
  • Indiana’s Bond Rating has been ranked at AAA according to Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s Credit Rating.
  • Indiana is # 1 in the United States for manufacturing production and workforce. Indiana is the # 5 most productive state for logistic operations to move manufactured goods to market.
  • In the U.S. Midwest region, Indiana has the highest percentage of private sector jobs coming from foreign-owned firms.
  • Indiana is home to the orthopedics capital of the world and the world’s second-largest automotive industry.
  • We’ve developed the most university super computing capacity of any United States campus, and we’re leading the nation in manufacturing jobs creation. See our impact on the global marketplace through a wide range of industries.
  • Indiana provides financial assistance to qualified high-tech firms and small businesses and offers a variety of programs to support new business start-ups and business expansion and growth. Indiana offers many business tax incentives, corporate tax credits and economic development programs for companies creating new jobs and investment in Indiana. Our business tax structure is also very competitive. Indiana’s corporate income tax is decreasing from the current 6.5% to 4.9% by 2021. As the decrease is phased in, the tax rate will drop each year. Indiana has a flat state corporate tax rate on adjusted gross income and no gross receipts tax or inventory tax. Sources – Indiana Business Research Center and Indiana Economic Development Corporation


Indiana home to world-renowned research universities, both public and private, along with a great many smaller schools that are no less valuable for their smaller size, but Indiana is also home to Ivy Tech, the largest community college in the entire United States.

The state of Indiana has remarkable access to educational opportunities, but business is booming as well! The state’s economy has been growing at the twice the rate of the rest of the country, and cost of living has remained quite manageable. So when it comes time to turn your college education into a job, you’ll be well placed to do so.

Notre Dame – Indiana is home to one of the most respected institutions in the country. It is here where the University of Notre Dame resides. This is a private, Catholic research university that is located in Notre Dame, Indiana. It is affiliated with the Congregation of the Holy Cross and remains one of the top 20 universities in the world. This school is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC

Purdue – Purdue University is a public, land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant institution that serves as the flagship university of the Purdue University System. It is a school that is dedicated to STEM and agricultural subjects. This school is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, and holds regional accreditation from the NCACS THLC.

Indiana University – Indiana University at Bloomington, known as IU to students, is a public state institution that also serves at the flagship of the Indiana University System. With over 48,000 students enrolled annually, it is also the system’s largest school. IU is located in Bloomington, Indiana, and is regionally accredited by the NCACS THLC.

Ball State University – Ball State University is a public research university that is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, with satellite campuses across the state. It is classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. This school holds regional accreditation by the NCACS THLC.


  • Indiana is within in one day’s drive of 50% of U.S. consumers and 60% of Canadian consumers.
  • Indiana is home to:
    • One of the largest international air cargo hubs in the United States
    • 7 major interstate highways
    • 3 inland ports which make up the United States’ largest inland port network, connecting to both Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shipping
    • 7 years straight, Indianapolis airport named best in North America once again. In 2018, more than 9.4 million passengers flew out of the Indy airport, setting a new all-time record. (Source- Indy Star 2019)

Quality of Life & Cost of Living

Indianapolis has a diversified economy with major contributions from education, health care and finance. Tourism is also a vital part of the economy as the city plays host to numerous conventions and sporting events such as the Indianapolis 500. Other major sporting events include the Brickyard 400 and the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. Indianapolis has a wide variety of museums and galleries which appeal to art lovers, car enthusiasts, sports fans, history buffs and people interested in science and technology. The city is also home to numerous higher education institutions including Ball State University, Butler University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Marian University and Martin University among others. (Source: forbes.com 2019)

Full of Job Opportunities – Indianapolis offers ample job growth for many business sectors. The outlook for healthcare and social services has seen the most positive increase in the last decade, with jobs growing by more than a third. Other areas of growth are professional, scientific and technical (technology jobs); administrative; and transportation and warehousing.

Affordable Cost of Living – The cost of living here is extremely doable, with median rental prices for one and two bedrooms reaching just $960 and $1.200, respectively. If you are a family of 4 or 5 and you are looking for good schools and friendly neighborhood, you can rent a 3 bedrooms house in Fishers, IN for around $1.800 a month or buy a 3 or 4 bedrooms house for an average of $350.000. Join a gym for under $30, grab a pint of craft beer for $5, and eat a three-course meal for two at a restaurant for around $55. Bottom line: your money will go further living in Indianapolis.

Appreciate All The Seasons – If you’ve ever experienced the joy of leaves changing colors or a White Christmas, then you’ll love Indianapolis. The city enjoys all four distinct seasons. The summers hit the low 90s, making for perfect days spent at downtown’s White River State Park. Grab some friends and take a road trip to see the fall foliage at nearby Brown County State Park. In the winter, hit the ski lifts and terrain park at Perfect North Slopes.

Sports – Indianapolis boasts an NBA team (Indiana Pacers), an NFL team (Indianapolis Colts) and is home to the famous racing event, the Indianapolis 500. Grab tickets to see any one of these events and you’ll be surrounded by true sports fanatics.

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