News & Research2021-05-19T17:03:29+00:00

The Indiana GPS Project is a multi-dimensional study of Indiana’s economy. It is designed to focus business priorities and spur intentional growth across the entire state of Indiana and to increase the number of good jobs in all types of industries to help provide better opportunities for every Hoosier.

Scholars from Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and the American Enterprise Institute, a collaborative team of undisputed national experts, have carried out some unprecedented research and analysis about Indiana’s economy, regions, population and workforce.


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Author: Nathan Ringham

Director of Research and Insights, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

The Indiana GPS Project DESTINATIONS Video Series is a journey towards Indiana’s best future, traveling to different regions across the state to spotlight economic challenges and opportunities. The series provides unique insights into existing programs that address the three recommendations from the report, State of renewal: Charting a new course for Indiana’s economy and inclusion:

  • drive digital adoption;
  • do more to support workers who aren’t in good jobs and;
  • promote favorable job-creation and work transitions.

All of which can help strengthen our economy, spur regional growth and create better job opportunities for all Hoosiers.

Do more to support workers who aren’t in good jobs

This DESTINATIONS VIDEO talks with leaders that help foster the growth of Indiana’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, which is essential to improving our economic health.  This video highlights programs already in place that not only lift up individuals, but entire communities and regions, though job creation and business investments.

Drive digital adoption

Digital technologies are changing and will continue to change business operations and workforce requirements. Equipping workers with up-to-date technology skills and ensuring broadband access will drive economic growth and dynamism and bolster the state’s advanced industries. This DESTINATIONS video profiles organizations that are elevating learning and training and coming up with creative ideas to increase connectivity.

Job Transitions and Skill Upgrades

Finding new opportunities has been a challenge for many, especially during the pandemic. This DESTINATIONS video is focused on resources and programs that are making a huge impact on our people and our state. Climb aboard to hear from people who are helping Hoosiers find better jobs and employees that found their path to improve their situations.

The people behind the data

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues.

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The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. AEI scholars are committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Our work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.

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