ABOUT THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

  • Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the United States.
  • 876,804 people live in Indianapolis, 1,666,032 in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
  • 21.9 million visitors annually provide $3.56 billion in total annual economic impact of tourism on the Indianapolis economy resulting in 66,600 full-time equivalent employment positions in the hospitality industry.
  • Indianapolis has six designated “Cultural Districts” featuring amenities including shopping, restaurants, sports and recreation and arts and entertainment: Broad Ripple Village, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, the Wholesale District and The Canal and White River State Park.
  • The Indianapolis 500 Race will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2011.
  • Indianapolis will host the 2012 Super Bowl.
  • The city’s collection of war memorials ranks second only to Washington, D.C.’s.
  • Four major interstate highways – 65, 69, 70 and 74 – travel through Indianapolis, the source for one of the city’s nicknames, “The Crossroads of America.”
  • The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path connecting neighborhoods, Cultural Districts and entertainment amenities, and also serves as the Downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system.
  • Home to six Fortune 1000 companies and ranks second nationally in pharmaceutical employment.

Sources include: Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., Indianapolis Cultural Trail

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