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Indy & Tech

Why would you move to Indiana for a job in IT? Well, Indiana is a state that has been booming in the technology sector since the 2008 recession (read more about it here). In the Indianapolis area, the number of computer-related jobs grew by 7.3% during the recession from 2009 to 2012 (this is more than 3 times the national average of 2% for total job growth). At the end of 2015, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced that 20% of its deals in the record setting year were in the tech sector; this was a 150% increase from 2014 (read more about it here)! And thanks to the venture capital tax credit, there is plenty of space for entrepreneurs to begin or grow their tech companies in Indiana. Check out these articles, by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, on why you should join Indiana's IT community:

The Indianapolis Tech Community is expanding every single day. More and more companies are moving their businesses to Indianapolis, such as firms like Appirio Inc. (one of the most innovative and successful cloud services in the world), which are bringing more jobs to the city! IT firms located in Westfield & Carmel, such as DuraMark Technologies & Lumavate LLC, are creating opportunities for anyone seeking a career in the IT field, and, in addition, opening high paying positions for hard-working, dedicated candidates within their offices. Read more about it here.

The Indianapolis Community
Forbes list ranked Indianapolis as #2 in The Best Cities for Mid-Career Professionals in 2016 based upon six factors: local unemployment rates, job growth projections, median salaries for college-educated workers with atleast 10 years of experience, cost-of-living index, percentage of the local population aged at 25 & older with a bachelor's degree or higher, and most importantly- the cost to buy a home. Read more about it here!

Indianapolis isn't only a city of opportunity for mid-career professionals. In fact, Indianapolis, IN was ALSO ranked #2 in Top 10 Metro Areas for Young College Graduates by Bloomberg news! These results were based on the share of entry-level job openings for recent graduates, the percentage of rental units available for a median-income grad aging from 22-30, and the share of the area's population (22-30) with atleast a bachelor's degree. Check out the rest of the article here, which includes the Bottom 10 Metro Areas for Young College Grads.

Indianapolis is nationally ranked in many categories, check it out here!

According to livablity.com these are the BEST places to live in Indiana, and we totally agree!

If you're worried about where you're going to live, then check out Mibor. Mibor is the best realty website if you're looking for a house in the Metropolitan Indy area!

Indiana's Education
Indiana's Four Star schools have been named by the Indiana Department of Education, for the year of 2014-2015! To be considered a four star school, the school has to rank in the top 25th percentile in ISTEP & ECA exam scores. Check out which schools made the list here.

ISTEP scores for 2014-2015 are in, and Carmel High School has been ranked as one of the schools with the best test performance AND the lowest decrease in scores! Check it out here. For more information on the Carmel, IN area, click here to view the city's webpage.

According to US News, check out the top high schools in Indiana here - central Indiana schools included in these rankings are Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Hamilton Southeastern, and Fishers.

Niche (K-12 school & district ranker) ranked the top public elementary schools in Indiana, and here are the results.

Fun Activites in Indy
  • Find parks in your area using the DNR website
  • Summertime
    • At the beginning of every summer is the Indianapolis 500, which lasts for most of the month of May, and includes many fun activities for children and adults
    • You can pick your own fresh berries at Spencer’s Farm, or you can enjoy shopping at the Original Farmer's Market!
    • To end the summer off is the annual Indiana State Fair where people from all over the state enjoy riding fair rides, eating fried food, and seeing the year’s largest hog in the swine barn.
  • Downtown Indianapolis has created a whole new nightlife in a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly environment. Enjoy going to the bars, eating at nice restaurants, and taking a nice stroll around the city
  • For anyone who loves to shop, Central Indiana has the best malls in the entire state. There is the Fashion Mall on Keystone Crossing, Clay Terrace in Carmel, Hamilton Town Square in Noblesville (includes an IMAX movie theatre), or Castleton Square Mall in Castleton (includes an AMC movie theatre).
  • Take a walk through the past and get a real feel of how people lived back in colonial times, at Connor Prairie in Fishers! They also offer hot air balloon rides. From spring to fall come to Symphony on the Prairie, to listen to big swing bands, classical music, and tributes to the greats. And during Halloween time they have their annual "Headless Horseman" hayride that's fun for everyone!
  • Enjoy a day at the Indianapolis Zoo, and while you’re there catch the exciting dolphin show and learn about the zoo's convservation efforts both locally and globally.
  • Buy your tickets on Ticketmaster, head over to the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, and enjoy seeing your favorite music artists!
  • If you have children, a great place to take them is the Children’s Museum where there’s fun for the whole family- you can point out the constellations at the planetarium, or go back thousands of years and discover more about the dinosaurs.
  • Sports! Learn more about each team, and purchase tickets here:

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