About Indiana

Expanding and Executing your Business Plan in Indiana

Indiana is often recognized as the “Crossroads of America” for its central location, advanced manufacturing base and efficient transportation systems. However, Indiana is now finding growing success in the technological research and development markets, which provides businesses with additional reasons for expanding in Indiana.

Indiana’s Top 10 Business Success Factors:

  1. Home to some of the world’s most advanced research facilities
  2. Strategic and central geographic location
  3. More interstate highways intersect Indiana than any other state
  4. Leading air cargo and package services operate major facilities in Indiana
  5. Top educational institutions
  6. High-quality workforce with admirable work ethic
  7. Competitive tax rates
  8. Energy costs significantly below national and regional average
  9. One of major exporters in the country
  10. Cost of living below national average

“Aisin chose Terre Haute after looking at more than 70 sites throughout the Midwest and South. The infrastructure at the industrial park was outstanding: broadband capability in the form of T-1 and T-3 lines, clean and economical power supplies, and new water and sewer utilities. Additionally, access to customers and suppliers via I-70 and U.S. 41 is most convenient. Workforce availability in the Wabash Valley is good and supported by a very good educational system, including several major universities. Local contractors, businesses, and governmental leaders were always available and most cooperative in helping us establish our new business.”

-- Archie Kappel, Director, Aisin Brake & Chassis, Inc