Indiana is focused on driving the future of industry forward, transforming our state’s economy by investing in innovative companies and strengthening statewide entrepreneurship to make Indiana the best place to live, work, play, study and stay.

— Bradley B. Chambers, Indiana Secretary of Commerce


Indiana’s state motto, adopted in 1937, is “The Crossroads of America.” (Photo: Adobe Stock)




#1 Manufacturing Jobs2023 State Rankings
#1 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)2023 State Rankings
#2 Automotive2023 State Rankings
Top 10 EV Industry Investment2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Agribusiness2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Medtech/Medical Devices2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Outdoor Recreation2023 State Rankings
#1 Manufacturing Hubs (Small): Elkhart-Goshen2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Fastest Growing Cities (Over 50K Pop.): Westfield2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.): Richmond2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

Indiana, Top Projects, Capital Investment, Population, Cities, GDP

Indiana Targeted Growth Sectors


Hoosier Energy

Hoosier Energy is a Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) whose electric generation plants provide reliable, abundant and affordable electricity. Hoosier Energy Economic Development provides economic development resources for your business to relocate or expand in 60 Indiana and Illinois counties.


Greater Columbus IN

Surprised that Columbus, Indiana is consistently ranked one of the top locations in the U.S.? Now is a great time to take a closer look at the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.


New Castle Henry County Indiana

Conveniently located on I-70 in Central Indiana, Henry County offers small-town living with large cities nearby. Local schools enhance quality of life and provide practical vocational training. Site selection opportunities range from a growing industrial park to rural destinations with room to expand. Discover why Henry County is an ideal location, especially for manufacturing and food processing companies.


River Ridge Indiana

River Ridge is the top destination for advanced manufacturing and logistics-oriented companies from across the nation and around the world. This 6,000-acre commercial and industrial park features a 1,000-acre megasite, ready-to-build sites and unmatched support and services to help businesses grow and prosper.


Bila Solar Selects Indianapolis For US Headquarters

Bila Solar, a solar-energy startup, will base its United States headquarters, and a manufacturing facility, in Indiana.
Indiana 5E Strategy

Indiana 5E Strategy Propels Growth

With an eye on the future, the Hoosier State created a plan that aims to advance the environment, economy, and energy transition.
NOVA Chemicals, Indiana incentives

Tax Credits, Training Grants Help Create 250 Jobs In Indiana

Indiana incentives will help NOVA Chemicals add up to 125 new jobs in Connersville, and Ford Meter Box Company create up to 126 jobs in Wabash.
Walmart Indiana

Walmart Grows Fulfillment, Distribution Operations In Indiana

On the heels of opening a new high-tech fulfillment center in McCordsville, Walmart is investing $108M to upgrade its Seymour regional distribution center.

Location Spotlight: Discover LEAP Lebanon Innovation District

9,000+ available acres strategically situated on Indiana’s I-65 Innovation Corridor, LEAP Lebanon offers diverse settings—megasite, advanced manufacturing, mixed-use and corporate campus—all on an SSI-certified (Strategic Site Inventory) site.

Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas Are #1 In Key Industries

Business Facilities Annual State Rankings highlight high-growth sectors, including Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, and Film & Television.

Location Spotlight: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.

Walmart Opens Fulfillment Center Near Indianapolis

Walmart associates celebrated the grand opening of a new 2.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, located in McCordsville, Indiana. This next-generation...
Electric Vehicles Automotive Industry

Electric Vehicles: Charging Up The Automotive Industry

Electric vehicles and other factors are transforming the auto market. Locations are touting supply chain, ready workforce, and more.
General Motors Indiana

GM Indiana EV Battery Plant Investment Is Largest In State History

GM, Samsung SDI joint venture will bring $3B battery cell plant to St. Joseph County, Indiana. Plus, GM invests $632M In Fort Wayne.