Top 10 Reasons Why Indy is the Best Place to Launch a Career

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Congratulations and good luck to all of the recent college graduates! Finding and starting a career after college can be a challenging pursuit, but luckily, Indianapolis is the best place to do it. Here are the Top 10 Reasons why!

  1. Top 10 Best Cities to Start a New Career
    In 2014, Time compiled a Top 10 list of cities to start a new career based on affordability, career opportunity, and demographics. Indy boasts a low average rent of $946 and a high density of people aged 25 to 29.

  2. #1 City for College Graduates
    In 2013, conducted a study to determine the best cities for college grads to begin their professional lives.  Indy has an unemployment rate of 1.9 percent for people with bachelor’s degrees, and has the lowest cost of living.  Get your shades out, because your future is looking bright.

  3. #3 Best Downtown
    The 2015 Top 10 Best Downtown list from Livability is out, and Indianapolis ranks as third. Due to neighborhoods in the downtown area evolving into hip destinations, abundant cultural amenities, and plentiful attractions, 23 percent of homeowners in the downtown area moved here in the last five years.

  4. #2 Best City for Culture
    In 2014, Business Insider set out to determine the best cities for culture, and found that in Indy, there is one cultural attraction for every 705 people. Our six cultural districts don’t lie, Indy takes arts to the next level.

  5. Top 50 Places in the World to Visit
    You know we’ve made it big time when we are ranked on the same list as the Vatican. In 2014, the New York Times praised Indy for our Cultural Trail and public art, ranking the city 34 out of 52 places in the world to visit.

  6. Best Downtown Sports Scene in United States
    Indy has a knack for hosting some epic sporting events. From the Superbowl to the Final Four, Indy has stepped up to the plate and has knocked it out of the park. In fact, Stadium Journey Magazine plainly stated, “Indianapolis has the best sports scene in the United States.” We consider that a home run.

  7. #1 Best Convention City
    The people have spoken. USA Today’s readers have ranked Indianapolis as the best convention city. No doubt they fell in love with Indy’s restaurants and ease of access.

  8. Top 10 Bang for Your Buck Apartments
    Make the most out of your paycheck with an apartment in Indy! According to Apartment Guide, Indy has a low rental rates and high amenities which makes downtown living easy.

  9. #6 Best State to Do Business
    With business growth, workforce quality, and low tax rates, Indiana’s business climate ranks sixth overall in Chief Executive’s 2015 Best and Worst States to do Business and is the only Midwestern state to make the top 10.

  10. Top 10 Great Cities for Starting a Business
    Do you have an entrepreneurial flair? Indy is the best place to be, with a burgeoning startup scene with a low price tag, putting Indy in Kiplinger’s top ten

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