Who We Are

In a region replete with talent and resources, Uplanders—from students to visionaries, artisans to entrepreneurs—are competitive and thriving here and worldwide. Uplands families, a dedicated workforce, and a tide of trailblazers call our 11 counties home: Home of industry and determination, innovation and creativity, good friends and reliable neighbors. Our home is Uplands Made.

Our Counties

48 Cities & Towns
population 402,000
4,500 square miles
Key Industry Sectors
National Security & Defense
Life Sciences
Advanced Manufacturing
major employers
OFS Brands
Boston Scientific
NSWC Craneies
Indiana University
Cook Group
Jasper Engines & Transmissions General Motors
190,000 people in workforce
27 school districts
51,600 students
203,000 acres
HOOSIER NATURAL FOREST
266 miles of trails

Our Roots

Generations ago, we planted ourselves here: farmers and manufacturers, life science experts and dreamers. The Indiana Uplands endures as a land of opportunity, from early color televisions to leading-edge advances in pharmaceuticals. Encounter our history at NSWC Crane, the world's third-largest naval installation, or at Cook Medical, the largest privately held medical device manufacturer in the country. See our progress through enterprising companies like Jasper Engines, Kimball, AECOM, and General Dynamics. Determination rooted this land, and innovation makes it thrive.

Our Today

Flourishing families, skilled workers, and an abundance of natural resources: every day in the Uplands is a reminder of the depth of beauty here, from our popular parks and welcoming towns to our thriving industries, urban areas, and cultural centers. All those who call the Uplands home experience a high quality of work life and family life, building relationships that go deep and encountering opportunities that make each of us better, stronger, and more prosperous. We capitalize on the full potential of our people and places to diversify our economy and unleash opportunities for current and future generations.

Our Future

Generations ago, we planted ourselves here: farmers and manufacturers, life science experts and dreamers. The Indiana Uplands endures as a land of opportunity, from early color televisions to leading-edge advances in pharmaceuticals. Encounter our history at NSWC Crane, the world's third-largest naval installation, or at Cook Medical, the largest privately held medical device manufacturer in the country. See our progress through enterprising companies like Jasper Engines, Kimball, AECOM, and General Dynamics. Determination rooted this land, and innovation makes it thrive.

Our Name

Beginning in 2017, we began a regional brand identification effort to define not only the story of our region, but our name as well. Originally Southwest Central Indiana, we arrived at a new name, Indiana Uplands, descriptive of the unique geographic and economic facets of our 11 counties. Like our hills and forests that reach to the heights, Indiana Uplands is a region on the rise. Uplanders are hardworking and brilliant entrepreneurs, leaders, and skilled workers, growing world-shaping ideas into remarkable products and thriving businesses. Indiana Uplands is a peak destination for innovation, education, and opportunities that lift the quality of life for all.