Advanced Manufacturing

Indiana is a proven leader in advanced manufacturing. From motor vehicle production to innovative electronics, leading manufacturing firms from across the country and around the world have chosen Indiana for their plants and corporate offices.

Indiana’s key advanced manufacturing industries are: motor vehicles, parts and transportation equipment, metals, machinery, plastics and rubber, chemicals, food products, furniture and computers and electronics.

Corporate Leaders in Advanced Manufacturing

Eli Lilly and Company ArcelorMittal
Cummins Steel Dynamics
Nucor Corp.  Allison Transmission
AK Steel Toyota
Honda Rolls-Royce
Cook Roche
Subaru Kimball International
Zimmer  Hillenbrand










Indiana combines traditional production with progressive technology to create an attractive environment for manufacturers. The state’s central location, the nations's second-lowest workers compensation rates, one of the lowest electricity rates in the United States, and excellent transportation network – combined with a skilled and dedicated workforce – solidifies Indiana’s position as a worldwide manufacturing leader.



Indiana is a leading state in the research, development and manufacturing of next-generation batteries and electric drive vehicles.

  • Indiana is home to a number of established and emerging battery technology companies, including Delphi Electronic & Safety, the only U.S. manufacturer of hybrid power converters, controllers and battery packs.
  • Indiana is a national hub for battery systems development and testing for the defense and national security industry, with unique assets like the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, which has forged strong partnerships around energy storage technologies with several top defense contractors across Indiana including Raytheon, SAIC, ITT, General Dynamics, and others.
  • Indiana’s world-class research universities, including Purdue University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and the University of Notre Dame, have formed an active research and development partnership around next-generation battery technology and are working with a network of industry partners to accelerate technology transfer.