Conexus Indiana today released a comprehensive report of Indiana’s logistics industry, providing a deep assessment of the state’s geographic, public policy, innovation and regional assets that make Indiana a global logistics leader.
The Conexus Indiana Logistics Council, comprising statewide logistics and supply chain executives, developed the report in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and with content contributions from the Department of Workforce Development, Commission for Higher Education, Department of Transportation and the Governor’s office.
“This report underscores that Indiana not only understands logistics but is perfectly positioned to continue to build this incredibly important industry sector,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “Indiana reduces regulatory burdens and provides stability and access to markets and 21st century talent, making our state attractive to companies around the world.”
More than $650 billion in goods move through Indiana’s borders each year, a fact that has taken on new meaning as Indiana’s logistics and supply chain industry has played a critical role in keeping the world moving during COVID-19.
“As we have navigated the global pandemic, the supply chain and logistics industries rose to the challenge and demonstrated, once again, how they are inextricably essential to keeping the world moving,” said Bryce Carpenter, vice president of Industry Engagement at Conexus Indiana. “Whether it is delivering food from the farm to your table or shipping medicines and personal protective equipment to frontline workers, chances are these products originated in or traveled through Indiana.”
Key report highlights include:
- Indiana’s COVID-19 response and the logistics industry’s role in the uninterrupted delivery of goods and services;
- Key attributes of Indiana’s transportation network, including roads, rail, waterway and air;
- Next-generation transportation research at Indiana research universities in partnership with Indiana and global companies;
- Talent development programs; and
- Regional profiles, outlining key logistics attributes of six regions.
The report can be downloaded here.