While best known for its iconic motor speedway and 500-mile race, Indianapolis has a surprise waiting around every turn. 250 acres of urban green space with one-of-a-kind museums, a world-class zoo, and ranks second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of monuments and memorials dedicated to our nation’s veterans, Indianapolis is sophisticated but not pretentious.
Since Sacramento’s business leaders visited Indianapolis in 2005, Indy has seen an explosion in growth. In a decade Indy doubled its economic impact from about $500 million value to $1 billion value.
Study Mission Chair Gordon Fowler on Studio40 Live
INDY AT A GLANCE
+ Population: 2,031,100
+ Major Industries: Health care, Insurance
+ Gross Metro Product: $127.4 B
+ Median Household Income: $59,173
+ Median Home Price: $187,000
+ Unemployment: 3.1%
+ Job Growth (2017): 1.4%
+ Cost of Living: 5% below national average
+ College Attainment: 35.6%
A NOTE FROM THE CHAIR
Indy might be best known for hosting the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, but it’s their true belief in collaborative leadership, their calculated investments in cultural infrastructure and their commitment to building an inclusive economy that makes Indy stand out as a first-rate city.
I hope you’ll join me for the 2019 Study Mission and see first-hand how a city lacking oceanfront, peaks or valleys, ports and optimal weather has leaned into its strengths and emerged a leader in almost every category.
– Gordon Fowler, 3fold Communications, 2019 Study Mission Chair