Although it already has the second-largest auto industry in the United States, Indiana is not resting on its laurels. The state works constantly to build on its rich automotive heritage and expand automotive manufacturing opportunities.
A key part of that effort is the Indiana Automotive Council, a coalition of industry, government and education leaders focused on ensuring the state continues to offer the most attractive place for automotive manufacturers to make cars and automotive parts and to drive industry growth not just in Indiana, but across the nation.
Certainly, the state offers a wide array of advantages, from its ready workforce to its central location, and from its existing base of suppliers to its industry-friendly business landscape. But the state is also focused on increasing its advantage.
Created in 2011 through the combined efforts of Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Automotive Council strives to strengthen Indiana’s position by pursuing four main goals:
The automotive industry has acknowledged these efforts by investing heavily in the state. Since 2010, automotive manufacturers have pumped more than $7 billion into Indiana operations. The more than 500 automotive manufacturers already doing business here employ more than 110,000 Hoosiers and pay them an average salary of nearly $60,000.
To learn more about the Indiana Automotive Council, go here.