Midwest Modesty Meets High-Tech Momentum

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Innovative & Enterprising Businesses

Midwest Modesty Meets High-Tech Momentum

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Percent Of Jobs In
Advanced Industries
10.3%

Pedal to the Metal

The Indy Region is well-known as the Racing Capital of the World – but the region is also earning a reputation as the High-Tech Capital of the Midwest, lapping the competition across innovation-driven industries.



An Innovative Ecosystem

Indy has also cracked the top ten in the Kaufmann Index of Growth Entrepreneurship in 2017; an ecosystem of co-working spaces, technology parks (like the 16Tech innovation district) and start-up resources are boosting a homegrown entrepreneurial community:

  • 48 collaborative work spaces, accelerators, and incubators
  • 21 technical assistance centers
  • well beyond 49 financial resources

See the complete ecosystem guide here.



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Percent Of Firms With
49 Or Fewer Employees
92.9%

Leading the Charge

The Indy Region’s leadership is dedicated to furthering the innovation-driven culture. Organizations such as TechPoint are both promoting and celebrating the vibrant culture of innovation here in the Indy Region, creating a national name for Indy’s tech scene while fostering a strong support system for dynamic firms locally. 

The Indy Chamber is engaged in a variety of ways in entrepreneurship– coaching and microlending through the Business Ownership Initiative, supporting the One Million Cups peer-to-peer pitch forum, and organizing entrepreneurial services into an accessible online portal, to name a few. 



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Venture Capital Investment Received
$222.7 Mil
Venture Capital Investment Received
Last updated 8/23/2019.
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Gross Regional Product
Last updated 8/23/2019.
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GRP Accelerated by Tech Growth

Add our advocacy for a tech-friendly business climate, high tech utility players, career-focused workforce development, and talent attraction efforts based on a vibrant quality of life, and there’s ample energy fueling a positive trajectory in the ‘innovation economy.’



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