With a metro area of nearly 2 million people, Indianapolis is the 2nd largest city in the Midwest and 14th largest in the U.S. The city has poured billions of dollars into revitalization and now ranks among the best downtowns and most livable cities, according to Forbes.
Major employers include:
3 Fortune 500 Companies (Anthem, Inc, Ely Lilly and Calumet)
7 high-tech “Certified Technology Parks” with tax incentives to start-ups
HQ for the NCAA
The Indy 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world
Major distribution hub including Fed Ex, Celadon Trucking, Amazon, Target
Home to 16 universities including Purdue
The ONLY U.S. metropolitan area to have specialized employment concentrations in all five bioscience sectors evaluated in the study: agricultural feedstock and chemicals; bioscience-related distribution; drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; and research, testing, and medical laboratories
All this job and population growth is great for real estate investors, where fully renovated homes can be purchased for $85,000-$120,000 and rent for more than 1.2% of purchase price.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (location of the Indianapolis 500)
Fountain Square Cultural District
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art