You Can Make It Here
Indiana keeps good company and has built a diverse advanced manufacturing industry. We also are known as the “Crossorads of America” because of our geographic location and ability to reach 80 percent of the nation in a day’s drive. We’ll help you leverage technology—and find skilled talent—so your business is ready for advanced technologies. Our network of industry, education, and public-sector leaders supports manufacturers and logistics experts like you looking to make the move to Indiana.
A Hub of Innovation
Tech parks. OEMs. Semiconductor chip producers. EV innovators. Dozens of them call Indiana home—and more are moving in by the day. Couple that with our state’s pro-business economic policies, substantial trade and transportation infrastructure, world-class academic partners, and robust talent pipeline, and you can see why Indiana is the place to be.
Indiana’s tech hubs and innovation districts support the many, varied manufacturing and logistics industries with talent that’s ready to drive leading-edge research, development, and technology use.
16 Tech Innovation District – Indianapolis
LEAP Lebanon Innovation District – Lebanon
Purdue Discovery Park District, Purdue Research Park, and Semiconductor Chip Innovation Hub – West Lafayette
WestGate@Crane Technology Park – Daviess County
NE Indiana Innovation Center – Fort Wayne
Since 1909, Indiana has grown its automotive manufacturing operations to 13 facilities, 32,600 careers, and more than 24 million square feet of facility space. As the automotive landscape evolves, Indiana is on the forefront, with semiconductor R&D, battery manufacturers, and other electric vehicle system innovation.
GM (General Motors) – Fort Wayne
Subaru – Lafayette
Honda – Greensburg
Toyota – Princeton
Stellantis – Kokomo
Indiana is the most manufacturing intensive state in the U.S. These clusters showcase a high number of jobs and an above-average employment concentration in some of Indiana’s top manufacturing sectors. From automotive to furniture, medical devices and plastics Indiana continues to showcase the flexibility and growth of multiple manufacturing sectors and more than 9,400 establishments.
Medical device manufacturing
Recreation vehicles (RVs) manufacturing
Auto parts manufacturing
Plastics manufacturing (statewide)
Top 5 in the nation in infrastructure, first in passthrough highways, 11th in waterborne cargo traffic, with a rail network in the top ten for number of railroads, tonnage, and mileage, and the largest FedEx air hub in the world, Indiana can support your transportation needs.
Main Network Railroads
As an automotive manufacturing epicenter for more than 125 years, Indiana has a deep history in leading-edge manufacturing technologies and innovation. Indiana companies have invested upwards of $13 million in EVs and batteries, and Indiana has nearly 200 unique EV automotive manufacturing companies.
Indiana boasts approximately $2 billion in private investments in semiconductors, including two new innovation districts that will power the growth of Indiana’s semiconductor industry: A new microelectronics campus at WestGate@Crane Technology Park (WestGate), and a partnership between Purdue University and Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek.
The State of Indiana, through the READI program, has allocated $500 million to 17 regions that represent all of Indiana’s 92 counties. READI projects focus on three key areas: Quality of Life, Quality of Place, and Quality of Opportunity.
Number of projects per region
The IN hardtech startup community is growing. More and more early-stage companies are looking to partner with industry. Resources are available to support growth and product development.
South Bend: The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, enFocus Inc
Fort Wayne: Plug-and-Play at Electric Works
West Lafayette: Purdue University
Indianapolis: 16 Tech, CICP, Gener8tor, Glassboard, Hard Tech Corridor, LEAP Lebanon, Indiana loT Lab, Purdue University, The Heritage Group Accelerator
Terre Haute: Rose-Hulman Ventures
Bloomington: BIC, Gener8tor, Indiana University, IU Ventures, The Mill, Velocities
Evansville: Evansville Regional Economic Partnership
*Statewide support and programs: Indiana Economic Development Corp, Indiana Small Business Development Center
Grow with Us
From talent to leading-edge technology, we can help you grow your footprint in Indiana. If you’re looking to join us in global leadership in advanced manufacturing, let’s talk.
Getting You to Industry 4.0
We’re strengthening Indiana as an advanced manufacturing powerhouse in countless ways—but perhaps the most important is accelerating the transition to Industry 4.0.
In partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Conexus Indiana administers Manufacturing Readiness Grants. These grants are designed to help businesses like yours make capital investments in smart manufacturing so you can be prepared for the challenges of the future. To date, more than 520 grants totaling $57 million have been awarded to Indiana companies.
Real World Impact
It’s one thing to say you’re leading the way in global manufacturing—it’s another to prove it. We work with countless partners across a variety of manufacturing specialties who have stories to tell about their success. Check out some of them below.
Industry 4.0 Technology Adoption
Entrepreneurial Winemaker Earns Manufacturing Readiness Grant to Expand Business with Automated Technology
A Fully Integrated Automation Line Becomes Reality at Chiyoda USA with Support from a Manufacturing Readiness Grant
MITO Material Solutions
Hardtech company, MITO® Material Solutions, scales up production of its proprietary manufacturing additive materials with investments from Indiana VCs and a Manufacturing Readiness Grants award
Social Impact Company, Crossroads Solar, Invests in an Automated Assembly Line for Solar Panel Production
Catalyst PDG Takes Bold Steps to Increase Its Contract Manufacturing Capabilities with Support From a Manufacturing Readiness Grant
The Right People for the Job
With our partners in education, we’re creating the workforce AML needs right here in Indiana.