EGR 12 consists of Marion County.
(Note: This county is also part of EGR 5.)
Economic Growth Region 12 Analysis
EGR 12 is a special regional aggregation for Marion County since it has a stand-alone workforce development board.
Economic Growth Region 12, or Marion County, lies within the central region of the state and is home to Indianapolis—the state capital and most populous city in Indiana. Situated along the banks of the White River, this bustling metropolis hosts world-class motor sports events, professional sports teams, top-tier universities and household-name employers.
Surveyors created the original plat of the new state capital in 1821, which came to be known as “mile square.” City planning efforts improved on the original mile square, and today at the center of the square lies Indy’s most prominent feature, the 284-ft. Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
Today, EGR 12 represents 15% of the entire Hoosier workforce, and 14% of all earned wages in EGR 12 come from the health care industry. Hosting some of the top names in pharmaceuticals, medical research, and medical device manufacturing, Hoosiers are at the forefront of leading health care technologies. Supporting this demand for health care workers are the numerous colleges and universities that call the region home, including Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the University of Indianapolis, Butler University and Ivy Tech.
Note: These reports are for the full EGR 5 region that includes Marion County.
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Top 10 Occupation Groups by Growth
(2020-2030 long-term projections for the full nine-county EGR 5)
- Personal care and service occupations
- Healthcare support occupations
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- Computer and mathematical occupations
- Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
- Community and social services occupations
- Transportation and material moving occupations
- Education, training, and library occupations
- Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
- Protective service occupations
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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2021 annual average employment for EGR 12)
- Health Care and Social Services
- Admin, Support, Waste Management
- Professional, Scientific, Technical
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Public Administration
- Finance and Insurance
- Wholesale Trade
- Other Services (Except Public Administration)
- Educational Services
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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)
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- IU Health University Hospital
- Ascension St. Vincent Center
- New Era Technology
- Indiana University School of Medicine
- Eli Lilly & Co.
- Roche Diagnostics Corp.
- IU Health Methodist Hospital
- Rolls-Royce Corp.
- State of Indiana FSSA
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Note: The list of regional employers on this page was updated July 2022 to include local insights.
Major Educational Institutions
|Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis||Four-year||Indianapolis|
|Ivy Tech-Central Indiana||Two-year||Indianapolis|
|American College of Education||Independent||Indianapolis|
|University of Indianapolis||Independent||Indianapolis|
|University of Phoenix - Indianapolis||Independent||Indianapolis|
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 12
|Name||Population in 2021||Percent of region|
* This place crosses county lines, so only the population in EGR 12 is shown.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates
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These are the official labor force projections to 2050 released in September 2018 by the Indiana Business Research Center.
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