What is it with indiana?
Classify Indiana with your phrases "fly-over" or "rust-belt", from automobiles to popcorn, from energy production to transportation, and from medical supplies to sports, Indiana concentrates powerhouses.
1/3 of the country's population lives within 500 miles of Indiana
we are at the median center of the united states
the crossroads of America brings more than tires and axles across our boarders, the highways, roads, and internet lines bring innovation. The simple story of waterways carrying not just people and goods, that they also carried ideas, was a common theme for towns as we expanded west. Hydroelectric dams spotted cartographers' maps for decades and when people moved, their experiences, skills, and network moved along with them.
we have three large industries in the state, being the second largest auto-manufacture in the US to our northern neighboring state Michigan, we have shops and factories designing, manufacturing, and fabricating mobility. AndyMark is a global supplier of mobility based in Kokomo, Indiana. The surprising note about our production is that the cars, trucks, and SUVs we drive down the road get us from place to place, Indiana also produces most of the units people use when they arrive at their destination: RVs and mobile homes. THOR, Lippert Components, Forest River, Heartland, and Kem Krest are some of the largest players within the RV and mobile home industry in the world, and they are all headquartered here in Indiana.
medical supplies and the riley's children's hospital
sports - home to the largest concentration of high school gymnasiums with capacities over 3,000 pays homage to the culture of the Indiana University basketball program, Bobby Knight, as well as the legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
Our secondary education institutions are second to none: Indiana University, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ball State University, University of Notre Dame, Ivy Tech, University of Evansville, Bethel College, University of Southern Indiana, Valporaiso University, Saint Mary's College, Holy Cross College, Butler University, DePauw University, Indiana State University, Goshen College, Marian University Indianapolis.
Of course Indiana gave you Larry Bird, Adam Driver, James Dean, Michael Jackson, Orville Redenbacher, Colonel Sanders, Kurt Vonnegut, John Wooden, Wilbur Wright, Tony Stewart, Madam C.J. Walker, Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom, Cole Porter, Ernie Pyle, Axl Rose, David Lee Roth,
and president Benjamin Harrison
Gibson Generating Station, the biggest coal power plant in the country
2nd behind Michigan in the auto manufacturing market
The limestone from Indiana has been used to decorate various iconic structures in the U.S. such as the Washington National Cathedral, Pentagon, and the Empire State Building, among other structures.
Indiana boasts that over 75% of the country's population is within a day's drive, making rail, trucking, distributions, and warehousing a crucial sector in the region.
Over 50% of Indiana's boundary is water, and this includes 400miles of direct access to 2 main freight transportation arteries
1/3 of the world's popcorn is made in Indiana
Indiana is home to the orthopedics capital of the world
Research and design
healthcare (life sciences)
transpo & logistics
Eli Lilly, Zimmer, THOR, Anthem, Thor Industries,
https://techpoint.org/2021/05/tangoe-chooses-indianapolis-for-its-global-hq/ - look into Tangoe
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