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Innovation Goes Further In Indiana.

Ellie's Story

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Ellie builds buzz for successful crops with The Bee Corp.

Before the almond trees bloom in California, some of the world’s largest almond growers depend on a business that’s making a buzz from 2,000 miles away. Ellie Symes and The Bee Corp use technology to help growers ensure a healthy yield through effective pollination.

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"We’re applying technology to an industry that hasn’t typically had any technological innovation in the last century,” said Ellie. “It’s an essential service."

A strong hive is essential for a successful harvest. That’s why The Bee Corp calls Indiana home. Though their business focuses on west coast growers, they’ve chosen to keep their own hive in Indiana’s business-friendly community.

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“It’s that Hoosier hospitality,” said Ellie. “People are willing to roll up their sleeves and help each other. It’s a differentiator for Indiana that we don’t see replicated in other areas. That’s essential when you’re starting a business.”

Innovators in Indiana are solving global problems through technological advancements The Bee Corp’s infrared technology helps growers ensure a healthy, thriving hive every season. With more than a third of the global food supply depending on pollination, this Indiana-grown business is providing an essential service to the agriculture industry and the world.

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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.

How can we help?


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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Brock Herr
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Business Development

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BHerr@iedc.IN.gov

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