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Innovation Goes Further In Indiana.

David's Story

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David builds breakthroughs with Zipp.

Indianapolis is home to some of the fastest machines powering the world’s top athletes — a speed that is not limited to IndyCar. At SRAM Zipp, Advanced Development Engineer David Morse finds new solutions for engineering top-of-the-line cycling wheels used by the world’s best competitive cyclists.

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"Innovation is one of the core values we hold at SRAM. We want to make sure our products are exciting for every customer."

A casual cycling fan might wonder why Zipp wheels are engineered and manufactured in Indianapolis. For those in the know, it’s no secret — the city’s talent pool and resources create an environment primefor technological innovation. In a city built for speed, Zipp has grown into a global cycling composites business in the heart of Indiana.

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Zipp’s innovation is powered by passionate workers like David. With cycling both an athletic pursuit and his chosen profession, David engineers solutions with customers in mind. A lunchtime ride around Speedway, Indiana can turn into a research and development endeavor, bringing insights for innovation that power Iron Man triathlons and the Tour de France.

“When you’re rounding a corner, you feel the feedback that the wheel or tire gives you,” said David. “That’s directly usable in my engineering work for tires and wheels, whereas IndyCar engineers or others in the racing industry don’t get to test the products in the same way they’re used.”

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Resilience. Innovation. Diversity.

Year after year, challenge after challenge, innovation after groundbreaking innovation, you take on the unexpected to achieve your vision. From across the world, you bring your ideas here, and together, we bring them to life.

Here, you can be resilient. You can lean into the next opportunity, no matter what obstacles lie ahead. You can make your own distinctive mark on the future. And you can do it in a place you might have never expected. Ready to take your ideas further, with people who can help you get there?

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Take Your Ideas Further In A State That Works

Indiana competes with and often outperforms larger, more expensive markets when it comes to bringing new ideas to life. These emerging breakthroughs and success stories from Indiana rival what’s coming out of any coastal city that's traditionally considered an innovation hub. Indiana is a promising place to live and grow a business, and we want to help you succeed here.

Find your next step in a State that Works. Our business community has what it takes to help you to bring your biggest ideas to life.

Connect with the IEDC team today.

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Whether you’re starting up or expanding… Indiana offers the perfect environment for exploration, experimentation and research.

Connect with one of our business development experts and be a part of solving the globe’s most important challenges in a state that works.

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