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Indiana ranks #1 in employment for manufacturing
March 2013
Area Development Online ranked Indiana in the top spots for their Q1/Winter 2013 report, "The States Leading the U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence." Indiana's manufacturing industry ranked in the top ten in each category they studied.
They cite Indiana's low-tax policies, highly skilled work force, central location, and steadfast collaboration with state agencies as the key components for Indiana ranking so high on the list.
Read more about the areas Indiana excelled by visiting Area Development Online
Site Selection Magazine Ranks Top States for Business

Ind. #6 in top state for business climate 

If the path being beaten to Texas’ front door is any indication, there’s a better way to do things in the Lone Star State. Giving businesses some certainty with which to risk investment capital and expand their enterprises has been central to the state’s economic success.

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Morgan County

Sock maker For Bare Feet finds new home in Martinsville

A manufacturer of socks for professional sports teams and colleges announced plans Thursday to lease a vacant Martinsville factory to
replace one burned in a Brown County fire.

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Nature: Golden Opportunity

Nature: Golden Opportunity

With little fanfare, this state of 6.2 million people has become a contender in the lifesciences sector and an emerging player in energy research. Indiana ranks fourth among top US regions for pharmaceutical research and development (R&D), production and manufacturing, according to a report by the non-profit Battelle Memorial Institute.

Indianapolis region company Dow AgroSciences is profiled, including recent news that they will expand and hire 400 more researchers here.

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More than 2.5 million people learn about Indianapolis at 30,000 feet

This issue of GO (There's Nothing Stopping You) from AirTran Airways includes a 25-page feature section about the Indianapolis region. 

On the Town: Indianapolis -- A manly man's guide to the land of sports and steaks | The city's quirky art scene | Famed gold course designer Pete Dye on his Indiana creations | Seven international dishes you've never heard of | Plus not-to-be-missed attractions, cultural events, fun facts and more.
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Fishers, Indiana Named 'America's Best Affordable Suburb'

America's Best Affordable Suburb:  The town of Fishers, Ind., scores highest in terms of livability, safety, education, and economic performance
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Indianapolis International Airport Ranked First Among 64 Major Airports

The Indianapolis International Airport ranked first in the latest JD Power and Associates survey of 64 major national airports.  IND ranked 13th in the previous study – done over two years ago.
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It's Ours: Front Page of the Indianapolis Star the day after learning that Indianapolis would be home for the 2012 Super Bowl

Indianapolis landed the 2012 Super Bowl with a unique gambit: plans to transform a Near-Eastside neighborhood in a project meant to create a lasting legacy.
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Cathy Langham, Allison Melangton, Roseanne Hunter and Dianna Boyce help score Super Bowl XLVI for Indianapolis

Cathy Langham surveys the faces of the 120 National Football League owners, coaches and presidents as Central Indiana Corporate Partnership President Mark Miles and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene White present the city’s 2012
Super Bowl bid.
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Changing the Game

One year ago, Indianapolis Region magazine reported that our 10-county region was “raising the game” and racing ahead of its competition with more than $3 billion in new community construction projects coming on-line by the time Indianapolis hosts the Super
Bowl in 2012.
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Business Climate

Innovative entrepreneurs are transforming the Indianapolis region’s
long-established industries into foundations of growth for the 21st Century.
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Quality of Life

Successful companies depend on creative, innovative employees. Attracting these workers takes more than a nice paycheck because they are looking for much more.
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Making the Move

Three transplants to Indianapolis — an international CEO, a medical
researcher and a young executive — discuss how they’ve come to
appreciate the region, the opportunities it affords and its people.
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  Indy's Winning Formula

Matt Carter, executive director, MusicCrossroads, contends that the Indianapolis region is well on its way to being just as internationally
recognized for its musical and cultural assets as for its sports.
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   Clean-Tech Energy

When the Obama administration announced $2.4 billion in federal
stimulus grants aimed at accelerating the U.S. advanced battery and electric vehicle component industries in 2009, $416 million went to
Hoosier companies and universities focused on getting more advanced hybrid and plug-in vehicles on our highways.
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   Life Sciences

The major players in the Indianapolis region’s well established and growing life sciences industry — EliLilly and Co., Dow AgroSciences, Cook Group and Roche Diagnostics, to name a few — are household names.
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   Advanced Manufacturing

The Indianapolis region is home to major defense contractors like Rolls-Royce and Raytheon, but other, less well known companies in
the region are also supplying cutting-edge technology to the military. Two of them are Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS) and Wolf Technical Services.
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   Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Because Indianapolis is the most centrally located major city in the country – 75 percent of all businesses in the United States are within a one and a half day truck drive, and more interstate highways intersect in Indianapolis than any other region – the area has always been a major
player in logistics.
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Boone County

Just 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, in the northwest corridor along Interstate 65, Boone County has spent the last several years creating the infrastructure and opportunities that are paying off in an unprecedented boom today.
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Hamilton County

Ham ilton County is a top-10 county in the United States for quality of life, according to It was also named the best place to raise a family in the Unites States.
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Hancock County

Already the home of major players in the life sciences, Hancock County extended its credentials in 21st-century manufacturing this year with the addition of clean-tech battery maker EnerDel.
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Hendricks County

Two words come to mind when you think of Hendricks County: fast and friendly. Fast because with its strategic location at the nexus of major interstate highways, air transport facilities and rail yards, you can send almost anything almost anywhere in the world—fast.
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Johnson County

Just below Indianap olis on I-65, Johnson County offers easy access for employees commuting from Columbus and Indianapolis; for visiting clients in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville; and for shipping to customers throughout the United States.
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Madison County

Approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis, Madison County has a vibrant and diversified business base.
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Marion County

No doubt, Indianapolis is a sports town, with the Indianapolis 500, the
Colts, the Pacers, the NCAA Championships and the Super Bowl in 2012. But Indianapolis competes as effectively in the business arena as it does in the world of sports.
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Monroe County

Monroe County is beautiful, and it’s bustling. The beauty—rolling hills, a national forest, lakes and a thriving arts scene—complements a hotbed of innovation in the life sciences, information technology and even publishing.
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Morgan County

A solid economic base and ready transportation access are just some of the reasons business is cooking in Morgan County.
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Shelby County

Knauf Insulation North America, Shelby County’s largest employer, demonstrated its leadership in green technologies with its new engineering headquarters in Shelbyville.
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