Why Indiana2018-08-13T18:53:55+00:00

WHY INDIANA

Think Indiana is a flyover state?
Think again.

As the nation’s BEST state for small-business regulatory climate and the 2nd-best place to do business, Indiana’s story is one of innovation and research, of globally traded companies and family-owned businesses spanning the state and of entrepreneurs and researchers creating tomorrow’s solutions.

Think Indiana is a flyover state?
Think again.

As the nation’s BEST state for small-business regulatory climate and the 2nd-best place to do business, Indiana’s story is one of innovation and research, of globally traded companies and family-owned businesses spanning the state and of entrepreneurs and researchers creating tomorrow’s solutions.

Indiana is a leading production agriculture state and is home to nationally recognized and expanding life sciences, tech and advanced manufacturing industries. There are significant research and training capabilities at our colleges and universities. And, the agbioscience community is robust, diverse and committed to Indiana being home to unparalleled talent and innovation.

WHY DO BUSINESS IN INDIANA?

Businesses thrive here. Indiana has removed regulatory barriers, reduced taxes, invested in our workforce and infrastructure and also supports unique public/private partnerships to advance scientific discovery for the future. And, we welcome visitors with our distinctive Hoosier hospitality.

HOME TO WORLD CLASS TALENT

Globally recognized research universities generate new ideas and unsurpassed talent in Indiana.

Purdue ranks #9 in the world for its agriculture and forestry programs and was recently ranked 15th worldwide for university-issued patents, among institutions like Harvard and Cal-Tech.

Globally recognized research universities generate new ideas and unsurpassed talent in Indiana.

Purdue ranks #9 in the world for its agriculture and forestry programs and was recently ranked 15th worldwide for university-issued patents, among institutions like Harvard and Cal-Tech.

Notre Dame is rated among the nation’s top 25 institutions of higher learning in surveys conducted by U.S. News & World ReportForbesNiche, and others. Indiana University is a top #20 global school for both business administration and finance.

And, schools including Huntington University, Vincennes University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana State University, Ancilla and Grace College all offer dedicated agriculture programs and curriculum.

IT’S HAPPENING HERE

The agbiosciences contributes $16 billion to Indiana’s economy and employs more than 75,000 Hoosiers at high-paying wages – more than 30% above the average wage in the state.

Indiana is home to 3 of the largest seed companies in the world.

  • Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the ONLY major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture.
  • Beck’s Hybrids is the LARGEST family-owned, retail seed company in the U.S.
  • AgReliant Genetics is the 3rd largest seed company in the U.S.

Indiana is a national leader in agbioscience R&D.

  • Elanco is the 2nd largest animal health company in the world
  • Whiteshire Hamroc is the LARGEST register of purebred animal in the world + the LARGEST swine genetics company in the U.S.
  • United Animal Health is in 22 countries and has 14 technology research centers around the world.

Indiana is Ag+Bio+Science

Our innovative companies and entrepreneurs produce meaningful research and build skilled talent in plant sciences, animal health + nutrition, human food + nutrition and high tech agriculture.

Ag+Bio+Science