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Eli Lilly & Co. headquarters on the south edge of downtown Indy Jason Lavengood

Industry Advantages Life Sciences In Indiana

When it comes to meetings, location matters. Indiana ranks in the top five states for the number of life sciences companies, concentration of companies, and number of industry jobs. In Indy, your attendees are within reach. 

Economic Impact: $79 Billion 

  • Over 56,000 industry jobs in Indiana
  • $115M venture capital funding in 2019
  • Home to 1,689 life sciences companies.
  • The second highest national concentration of biopharmaceutical jobs.
  • The second in the nation for worldwide exports totaling $8.2 billion.
  • Indianapolis and Lafayette are two of only eight cities in the United States with specialized concentration in four of the five life sciences subsectors. 

Big Players

Below are a selection of companies with a presence in Indy. Learn more about Indy's thriving life sciences industry at IEDC.IN.gov.

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Potential Speakers

Indy is home to industry leaders who would be a great addition to your event's keynote lineup. Contact our team to learn more.

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16 Tech Innovation District

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Indy’s new innovation district, 16 Tech, is located just three miles nortwest of downtown. The 50-acre live-work-innovate community brings together entrepreneurs, academics, startups, corporations and creatives in a single place designed to spark the exchange of ideas that lead to innovation.
 
The innovation district opened its first building in August 2020, home to Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, IU School of Medicine and the Central Indiana Community Partnership and its initiatives. HqO, the innovation hub at the heart of the district, opened its doors in 2021. Located in the former headquarters of the Indianapolis Water Company, HqO boasts three unique activity centers including a makerspace, artisan marketplace, and flexible/private office space powered by national incubator 1776.
 
The development will change the landscape of Indianapolis over the next ten years. By 2030, 16 Tech will be home to:

  • $500 million in investment
  • 50 acres of mixed-use community space
  • 15 acres of greenspace
  • 3 miles of trails
  • More than 750 housing units
  • 3 million square feet of development including office, lab, retail, and residential
  • 3,000 jobs in the tech life sciences and advanced manufacturing 

In the News

"Indiana's life sciences are unique in their product and geographic diversity. Medical devices, biotech, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, and research testing are found in all four corners of the state, and many areas are growing," said Patty Martin, president and CEO of BioCrossroads, said. "Whether it is in our major metro areas or smaller cities, important, innovative, and life-saving work is driving the health of Hoosiers as well as the health of our state economy."

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Fortune 200 life sciences companies are investing in Indy, and we hope you will, too. Now is the time to submit your RFP for flexible rates and dates. Thanks for considering Indy for your next life sciences meeting. 

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