With a metro area of nearly two million people, Indianapolis is the second largest city in the Midwest and the 14th largest in the United States. The city poured billions of dollars into regeneration and is now ranked among the best cities according to Forbes.
As a city of about 850,000 people, Indy has long been known as a center for the production of air conditioners, cars, auto parts and more. However, like most US cities, Indy's manufacturing industry has greatly diminished, but, they haven't given up. In fact, they did just the opposite. In the last decade the city has steadily and quietly become a national center for new technology.
Today, Indianapolis is home to more than 150 technology companies, including Salesforce, Angie's List, MOBI, and an organization called TechPoint that aims to promote and accelerate the growth of the Indiana technology community.
Some of the factors that make indie attractive to technology companies include low cost of living, limited government regulation and a steady stream of qualified candidates from a number of local (and prestigious) universities. In fact, indie offers technology workers a much more lucrative life compared to the East and West coasts. For example, a tech worker who earns $ 100,000 a year in Indianapolis would have to earn $ 272,891 to get the same standard of living in San Francisco. [Bestplaces .net].