There are several desirable counties within the state, depending on your needs. Marion County is located in the center of the state and it encompasses the capital city of Indianapolis. It is an urban county, host to a wide variety of amenities, including shopping, restaurants, sports and parks. It is also the economic hub for the state. Vanderburgh County is a small county located in Southwest Indiana. It is part of the tri-state area that also includes Kentucky and Illinois. Its largest city is Evansville, a city that still maintains its small town roots and has a beautiful downtown area and riverfront. In the northernmost part of the state sits St. Joseph County. Its largest city is South Bend. It has ties with the Michigan economy, which lies just to its north. It is also home to the University of Notre Dame. Monroe County is where another Indiana university is located, the Indiana University Bloomington. It is also home to the state's seventh-largest city, Bloomington. The county is home to beautiful forested hills, great educational opportunities and a healthy social scene.
Indianapolis is a hub for commercial, transportation and industrial businesses in the Midwest. It also has agricultural ties to the corn belt. The state, and particularly its capital, has a diverse economy. The top publicly traded companies in the state are Anthem Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Cummins Inc., Steel Dynamics and NiSource. The top industries in the state are automotive manufacturing, science and research, transportation and technology.