The Indiana Uplands: A Region on The Rise

In 2014, a coalition of regional leaders, stakeholders and local officials announced the completion of a regional strategic plan aimed at fostering new growth and capitalizing on existing assets in the region. In 2016, Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded three grants totaling $42 million to advance a range of activities focusing on research and development, workforce and education initiatives, and projects that enhance the region’s quality of place. Read more about ROI and our partners: 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. In the Indiana Uplands, we are on the way UP.

The Indiana Uplands Website

Now, we have a new website to showcase the Indiana Uplands! This new website showcases our neighbors, communities, and businesses that are thriving in the Uplands. The Indiana Uplands is a destination for opportunity, and is a resource for those looking to visit, work, live, or invest in our region.

We hope you will explore the website and use it as part of your own toolkit to attract investment, employees, and interest to your own corner of the Uplands.

You can also show your Uplands pride by adding the Indiana Uplands Proud Partner logo and link to your own website and spread the word that we are Uplands Made! Logos are available at