Industry Information

“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)

 

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