We understand the importance of progress

We recognize Indiana University and the daily lives of Indiana residents are inextricably intertwined. Through our Economic Engagement initiatives, we connect the university’s intellectual and creative resources with strategic opportunities that not only align our educational programs with the workforce needs of the state, but also foster continued economic growth of years ahead.

Bill Stephan

As the state’s largest public research university, Indiana University recognizes as a core obligation its responsibility to actively engage in the life of the state to serve and benefit Hoosiers.

Bill Stephan, Indiana University Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement

Learn about our engagement initiatives

We’re passionate about finding practical ways to meet the needs of real people. We work closely with leaders of industry, community and regional partners, and IU faculty to enhance the economy and quality of life in Indiana. The initiatives we support are part of the commitment to excellence that sets IU apart.

Discover our initiatives

See our statewide impact

IU’s impact can be felt in every corner of the state. Our Statewide Impact website allows you to delve into data that demonstrates the multitude of ways IU is building a stronger Indiana.      

Explore our impact

80%of Hoosiers are within an hour’s drive of an IU campus

40+IU-affiliated projects awarded RED Fund grants

297,000+IU graduates live and work in Indiana