ABOUT OUR STATE

Indiana was admitted to the Union on December 11th, 1816 as the 19th State and, as the 38th largest State in the United States, it covers 36,291 square miles. Indiana’s nickname is The Hoosier State, and our 6,483,802 residents (based on 2010 cenus) are often referred to as Hoosiers.

Indiana is blessed with four distinct seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall, all of which boast their own unique beauty while averaging 40 inches of yearly rainfall; Annual snowfall is less than 22 inches. An average summer temperature of 70-80 degrees fahrenheit; and an average winter temperature between 25-35 degrees fahrenheit.

Indianapolis is the home of Indiana’s capital and our government is closely modeled after the federal government with an executive, legislative and judicial branch.

Indiana is known around the world for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, the Indianapolis 500. The “500” is scheduled every year over Memorial Day weekend.

For more information about Indiana, please visit their website:

www.in.gov

Indiana Economic Development

Indiana’s economic development efforts switched gears in February 2005, when the former Department of Commerce was replaced by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency.

For more information about the IEDC, please visit their website:

www.iedc.in.gov