Tapping Indy’s Talent Potential

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Educated & Talented Workforce

Tapping Indy's Talent Potential

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Population
1,936,482

On The Grow

Progress and population growth have traditionally gone hand-in-hand, and Indy’s transformation from ‘Indy-a-no-place’ has been powered by people: The Indianapolis metropolitan area grew three times faster in the 1990s than the 80s (from 65th to 37th among the top hundred regions in population increases); Indy matched this ranking in the 2000s, and has also outpaced the average growth of major metros since 2010.



Our Future

But talent continues to gain importance as a prerequisite for prosperity, and the Indy region has to raise our sights and keep gaining ground in the competition for human capital.   A strong workforce is the biggest business climate issue for advanced industry employers; it’s no surprise that the largest 100 regions in the nation – with Indy near the middle of the list – are crowded with two-thirds of the U.S. population and 74% of its college graduates, generating two-thirds of all economic output and even higher levels of exports, entrepreneurship and employment gains.



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Total Labor Force
1,041,496

Bulding Momentum

The Indy Chamber is rewriting our economic development playbook to make the region a more appealing destination for science, engineering, technology and other smart workers with sought-after skills a top priority, while acting as a champion for education and workforce policies that prepare our homegrown talent to succeed in a higher-skill (and higher-wage) job market.

Through a relentless focus on talent attraction and retention, education advocacy, and pushing employer-driven vocational and post-secondary programs, the Indy Chamber and its partners are eager for increases in high school graduation rates, college attainment, migration to the metro by young workers and other data-driven catalysts for increases in advanced industry, high-tech jobs.



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Annual Net Migration Of
25-35 Year Olds
11,875
Percent Of Adults Age 25+ With A Bachelor’s Degree Or Higher
Last updated 8/23/2019.
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