In the Uplands, we combine a strong region with a dedicated workforce to do more than simply support industries. Here in the Uplands, we inspire new ideas, develop sustainable futures, and maintain a competitive advantage. Drawing from vast local resources of discovery and brilliant minds, Uplanders are global leaders and opportunity-creators.

At the intersection of beautiful hills, thriving urban areas, and peaceful valleys, you will find brilliant visionaries and innovative businesses. Discover your opportunity in the Indiana Uplands.

Industries in the Uplands

The Uplands boasts specialization in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security industries. Note: These videos were produced prior to the COVID-19 and illustrate pre-pandemic safety protocols.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE IN THE INDIANA UPLANDS
As home to the third largest naval installation in the world, the Indiana Uplands is a leader in national security and defense. Explore groundbreaking research centers and cohorts of creative entrepreneurs.
LIFE SCIENCES IN THE INDIANA UPLANDS
The Indiana Uplands is improving and saving lives around the globe. As a nationally recognized leader in the life sciences, our region produces world-class medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IN THE INDIANA UPLANDS
As a regional hub of economic development, the Indiana Uplands boasts a strong advanced manufacturing sector with multinational companies, future-forward industry, and ever-evolving technologies.

Careers in the Uplands

Next door to next level, people in the Indiana Uplands are doing amazing work in STEM careers. Learn more about people working in the Uplands, including engineers, scientists, cybersecurity technicians, and machinists.

YOLANDA – QUALITY ENGINEER
Yolanda is bringing new ideas to improve manufacturing systems in the Uplands.
GABI – ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Gabi is applying creativity to electrical engineering to thrive in the Uplands.
TRAE – ASSOCIATE PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIST
Trae’s rewarding work is saving lives in the Uplands and beyond.
MATT – MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Matt is utilizing 3D printing and rapid prototyping to protect U.S. naval ships.
NICK – MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Nick is diagnosing and repairing electronic manufacturing systems in the Uplands.
CORY – ADVANCED CNC MACHINIST
Cory runs computer operated equipment to produce engine parts in the Uplands.
SARAH – TEAM ASSEMBLER TRAINER
Sarah is teaching others to how to save lives, one stitch at a time.
BARRY – INFORMATION ASSURANCE ANALYST
Barry is securing computer systems and preventing cyber threats in the Uplands.
DATHAN – DRUG SUBSTANCE OPERATOR
Dathan is growing cells to manufacture life-enhancing vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

When I Grow Up I Want to Be …

In the heart of the Uplands, children explore endless career opportunities. Our network of highly rated elementary and secondary schools offer exciting STEM education and activities to spark creativity and career exploration. Every future you can imagine is right here.

CHARLOTTE FIXES EVERYTHING
When Charlotte grows up, she wants to be a maintenance technician just like her grandpa.
EXPERIMENTING WITH SCIENCE
Sometimes you have to conduct an experiment again, again, — and again — before you come to a conclusion.
PROTECTING MY PIGGY BANK
With a little computer programming, Emily really upped her security game. After that, Noah didn’t stand a chance.
SUZY BUILDS A CATAPULT
When Suzy grows up, she wants to be an engineer. Inspired by a mentor, she discovers how engineers use trial and error to design ways for all kinds of things to work better. Behold her masterpiece.