Indy Chamber / Economic Development / Advanced Manufacturing

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

A MANUFACTURING MAINSTAY

Advanced manufacturing has always been a mainstay industry in Indianapolis. Over the years, Indianapolis has evolved to become a breeding ground for advanced manufacturing techniques and production capabilities.

Our 4,600+ advanced manufacturing companies apply some of the most innovative technologies to develop and commercialize goods that are distributed and sold all over the world.

Our skilled workforce, world-class engineering schools and global transportation infrastructure all make Indianapolis a fertile incubator for advanced manufacturing. That’s why nearly 30 global companies have chosen Indianapolis as their U.S. headquarters—and why Indiana is the leading state in the number of production jobs created by foreign investment.

MADE IN INDIANA. FOUND GLOBALLY.
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Aerospace
Automotive (including electric car/truck components)
Fabricated Metal and Machinery
Furniture
Food and Beverage
Electronics
Power Generation

A SOLIDLY DESIGNED WORKFORCE

Indianapolis’ workforce is among the most highly skilled and trained in the manufacturing sector. The majority of Indiana’s 500,000+ advanced manufacturing employees work in high-growth, high-skill sectors, such as biopharmaceuticals and medical devices, defense and aerospace.

In Indianapolis, in particular, our manufacturing workforce is highly experienced in industrial automation, robotics, high-speed machining and other plant floor technologies. With a large base of quality candidates – twice the national average – you’re sure to find the talent you need in Indianapolis.

Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Employers in Indianapolis Region

Eli Lilly and Company
Rolls-Royce
Allison Transmission
Roche Diagnostics
Cook Medical Group
Automotive Components Holdings
Raytheon Technical Services
United Technologies Carrier Corp.
Red Gold
Whirlpool

BUILDING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE

Whether you need CAD/CAMP specialists, robotics technicians, or commercial and industrial designers, Central Indiana educational institutions are focused on developing a solid workforce to meet the manufacturing needs of a wide spectrum of industry sectors.

In fact, our universities set the standard for training as they prepare a highly skilled workforce for the modern manufacturing environment.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
9th top engineering school in the nation

Center for Advanced Manufacturing that provides technical assistance and research services to private industry in the commercialization of advanced technologies
BUTLER UNIVERSITY
Engineering Dual Degree Program, joint venture with Purdue and IUPUI
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
New advanced manufacturing curriculum developed in conjunction with private industry presents first graduates in 2010

Concentrations in manufacturing design, production technology and operations
IUPUI (INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS)
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Top 10 Motorsports Engineering Program

Engineering Dual Degree Program, joint venture with Purdue and Butler University

STRUCTURED TO BE PRO-MANUFACTURING

The draw to the region is further enhanced by several Certified Technology Parks and special incentives for advanced manufacturing businesses, including a sales tax exemption on R&D equipment and a state R&D tax credit—both unique to the advanced manufacturing sector.

OTHER TAX INCENTIVES OR GRANT PROGRAMS FOCUS ON:
New or retained jobs
Skills enhancement programs
Patent incomes
Industrial development or recovery sites
Real estate and personal property