Apart from Indianapolis, Indiana doesn’t have any very large cities. Despite this, the diversity of Indiana's smaller cities make many of them a great place to start a business. Here, we’ll look at the four largest cities in the state: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Lawrence Township.
Indianapolis is the second-most populated city in the Midwest and an economic and cultural center for the state and larger region. Indianapolis is within a single day's drive of 70 percent of the nation's population. It is well known for the Indianapolis 500, and the city has been strongly influenced by the work of the Lilly Endowment philanthropic organization.
As the economic center of the state, Indianapolis has a rich and diverse economy. Major sectors include professional and business services, manufacturing, insurance, finance, education, healthcare, wholesale trade, auto racing and amateur sports.
Fort Wayne is in northeastern Indiana, about 20 miles from Ohio and 50 miles from Michigan. Founded by Europeans and Americans, the city is built around the meeting point of three rivers. Originally a busy manufacturing town in the Rust Belt, the city’s economy is now much more diversified.
One of the biggest sectors in Fort Wayne is the defense industry, but it also has many businesses involved in leisure, hospitality, logistics, distribution, healthcare, business services and finance.
The largest city in southern Indiana, Evansville is the commercial and cultural center of that part of the state. Located conveniently between Kentucky and Ohio, it is known as "Crescent Valley" or "River City" due to it being situated on the Ohio River.
Evansville has excellent transportation infrastructure and was designated as a U.S. Customs Port of Entry, meaning that cargo, shipping, logistics and distribution are all strong sectors in and around the city. Other popular industries include energy, retail, medical, manufacturing, finance and education.
Lawrence Township is the fourth-largest city in the state, located just to the northeast of Indianapolis.
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