Indy Chamber / Economic Development / Digital Technology

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

NETWORKED FOR GROWTH

The IT industry is transforming the way business happens around the globe. As the fourth ranked U.S. city for high-tech job growth – and as a national leader in measured marketing – Indianapolis is at the center of IT innovation and future growth.

Our affordable skilled and educated workforce, access to university support, and friendly business climate is creating a critical mass of leading digital technology companies in the heart of the state. Over the last decade, the digital technology sector alone has generated more than $1 billion in new Hoosier wealth creation and reinvestment.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO HELPING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MAKE CONNECTIONS THAT WILL PROFIT THEIR BUSINESS.
Through the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, we’ve helped several entrepreneurial ventures launch innovative technologies.

The state’s Certified Technology Park program assists high-technology businesses with incubator space, capital and industry consulting.

Purdue Research Park fosters collaboration among innovative IT companies, and the Purdue Research Foundation DataStation offers companies low-cost, high-availability Internet bandwidth, off-site data storage and virtualized applications.

A statewide network of 27 incubators is propelling new ventures into the market.

Indiana’s TechPoint initiative offers educational, networking and mentoring opportunities to help local technology businesses remain competitive.
THE INDIANAPOLIS REGION. ADVANCING THE GROWTH OF YOUR NETWORK.

NETWORKED FOR SYNERGY AND GROWTH

The IT sector in Indianapolis represents a variety of different services ranging from online measured marketing and software development, to telecommunications support service and data centers.

As a result of the diversity, IT bridges all of the development sectors within Indianapolis, including advanced manufacturing, logistics and life sciences. And, today, Indianapolis boasts more than 28,500 IT-related jobs.

INDY'S TOP IT COMPANIES
ExactTarget
Interactive Intelligence
Scale Computing
TEK Systems
HP
Blackboard

NETWORKED FOR TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE

Indianapolis boasts one of the fastest growing technology workforces in the nation, with five out of the top 15 jobs today in the field of IT. We stay connected to tomorrow’s workforce through our internationally recognized universities with innovative IT programs.

ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
#1 Computer Engineering Program in the U.S.
80+ computer engineering graduates annually
INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Creator of the first School of Informatics in the U.S.
1st U.S. school to offer a PhD in Informatics
Hosts one of the most powerful supercomputer systems in the U.S.
Extensive programs in computer science, new media and health information technology
PURDUE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
9th best engineering school in the nation
Largest annual number of IT students in Central Indiana
Concentrations in information technology, networking engineering technology and computer engineering technology
IUPUI (INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS)
Home to the National Operations Center for the Abilene Internet 2 network

NETWORKED TO REWARD INNOVATION

Indianapolis offers a number of incentives to encourage high-tech innovation and expansion.

THAT'S WHY WE OFFER FAVORABLE TAX CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS THAT HELP OFFSET YOUR EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INVESTMENT:
  • New data center exemption on property taxes with investments of $10 million or more
  • State R&D sales tax credit – one of the highest in the nation – on the amount paid in state sales taxes on R&D equipment (including computers, computer software, telecommunications equipment and more)
  • State tax exemption on partial income derived from federal patents for new technology or processes
  • Venture capital tax credit
  • Property tax abatements on information technology, transportation, distribution and logistics equipment
PLUS, INDIANAPOLIS PROVIDES WHAT YOU NEED AT A RATE THAT WON'T BREAK YOUR BUDGET.
  • Large base of IT professionals—with more than 1,300 graduates annually
  • Well-established IT sector with more than 21,500 IT firms
  • Affordable real estate options (just over $19/sq ft)
  • Water, sewer, gas and electric rates among the lowest in the nation