The European office of IEDC, located in Berlin, Germany is your first entry point for receiving qualified information on how to do business in Indiana. A team of dedicated Economic Development specialists fluent in German and English will assist you in understanding the benefits of locating here. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your investment project, whether it is a sales or distribution center, full scale manufacturing facility, or R&D project.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) responds quickly to help businesses locate, grow and thrive in Indiana. As the State of Indiana's lead economic development agency, the IEDC oversees Indiana's state-wide business attraction and development efforts, coordinates state programs and incentives for companies looking to grow in Indiana, and provides technical assistance, business expertise and funding to Indiana entrepreneurs and high-tech start-ups.
Why Invest in Indiana
The Right Business Environment
Here in Indiana, we know that business is the lifeblood of any economy, which is why we make it easier for businesses to succeed, with lower business costs, shovel-ready sites, a skilled workforce and industry initiatives designed to stimulate growth, innovation and profits. Discover what some of the most successful companies in the world have found out about Indiana's pro-business environment by clicking here.
The Right Taxes and Incentives
We know that businesses want to keep their costs low. That's why Indiana has a tax structure that's extremely competitive. Indiana also boasts the lowest workers compensation rates in the Midwest and among the very lowest in the country. On top of that, Indiana has great economic incentives to help your business grow, including incentives for training your workforce. Find out more about our incentives and low costs of doing business by clicking here.
The Right Location
Indiana is called the "Crossroads of America" for good reason. We have more intersecting interstates than any other state, three international airports, a robust rail system, and three marine ports including one deep sea port on Lake Michigan and 2 ports on the Ohio River. The second-largest FedEx hub in the world operates out of the Indianapolis International Airport. Find out more about why we're the perfect place for business by clicking here.
The Right Workforce
Strong work ethic. Highly skilled and educated. Available and affordable. Indiana's workforce is all that and more. Add to that a pipeline of graduates from world-class universities – including more IT graduates each year than any other state – and you have employees that will truly be a force in the 21st century. To see how Indiana works for you, click here.
The Right Innovative Spirit
Indiana is home to some of the most ground-breaking technologies in the world, from biotech to energy, from aeronautics to defence. We cultivate entrepreneurial talent by providing venture capital to help new ideas get off the ground. And we encourage creativity through technology parks, incubators, and close collaboration with our universities. Find out about the innovative spirit in Indiana by clicking here.
The Right Lifestyle
There's something for everyone in Indiana, from big-city excitement to small-town coziness. Now mix in world-class sports, the arts, recreation, and affordable housing. It's a combination that makes people and businesses want to call Indiana home. Find out more by clicking here.