Business Clusters

Life Sciences

Take industry giants like Eli Lilly and Co., Dow AgroSciences and Roche Diagnostics, combine them with world-class research institutions, a growing entrepreneurial sector and emerging strengths in areas like contract pharmaceutical manufacturing, and it all adds up to the Indianapolis Region ranking among the top-10 life sciences metros in the nation, according to the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

The “Crossroads of America” is more than a slogan for the Indianapolis region--our geography, infrastructure and skilled work force make us a top destination for logistics companies and distribution operations. Some 1,500 companies in the region employ more than 50,000 workers in logistics or related industries, and those numbers keep growing. Global supply chains, tremendous growth in freight volume and “just in time” inventory demands are only a few of the factors leading to nearly boundless opportunities in the logistics industry--and the Indianapolis Region is at the heart of it all.


Advanced Manufacturing

Central Indiana has the location, the infrastructure, the heritage and innovative spirit to emerge as the global leader in advanced manufacturing. Our work force is already among the most manufacturing-intensive in the nation and has embraced the latest advanced technologies and processes, such as robotics, automation and high-speed machining, to develop unparalleled skills in the field. And there’s much more.


Clean Tech Energy

The Indianapolis region is a leader in the growing clean tech energy sector. With powerhouse clean tech energy companies partnering with each other as well as with organizations such as the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s (CICP) initiative Energy Systems Network (ESN), the possibilities for clean tech energy implementation and innovation are endless. LEARN MORE

Information Technology

Information technology companies are in the knowledge business, and some of the best around know that the Indianapolis region is an emerging technology hub. The Indianapolis region is home to nearly 2,000 information technology firms, including high-growth companies like ExactTarget, Baker Hill, Interactive Intelligence and ChaCha. They have thrived by tapping into the region’s highly skilled work force, university support, progressive welcoming business environment and committed leadership.


Say “Indianapolis” virtually anywhere in the world, and people think of something immediately--racing. The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest one-day spectator sporting event, and for nearly a century the month of May has drawn millions of visitors to Indianapolis. But motorsports in the Indianapolis region is a lot more than the Indy 500, NASCAR's Brickyard 400, drag racing's NHRA U.S. Nationals and the other races at numerous venues in the area. It’s a high-wage, high-tech industry that’s growing fast.