“The prominence of the defense industry in Indiana may be one of the most important untold stories of the past decade.”— Indiana Business Resource Center (2011).
DID YOU KNOW…
- Approximately 80% of Department of Defense contracts in Indiana over the past decade were dedicated to the purchase of manufactured goods.
- Indiana jobs directly supported by defense contracts have an estimated average compensation of $64,000. The average compensation for all other jobs in the State is $44,600.
- Defense manufacturing jobs have an average compensation above $90,000, which is approximately $20,000 higher than the average compensation for all manufacturing jobs in the State.
- Defense contracts account for approximately 85% of all federal contract dollars in Indiana.
Source: Indiana Business Resource Center (2011)