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

See our statewide impact

We’re connecting IU with our local communities throughout the state and making Indiana a better place for all.

The university’s impact can be felt widely and tangibly across each of its seven campus regions and the state’s 92 counties. All of IU’s campuses actively engage their respective communities and regions to develop and deliver education, quality degrees, cooperative initiatives, and research that addresses important regional needs and opportunities.   

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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.

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Learn about how we engage with Indiana

For 200 years, Indiana University has led the way in improving the lives of people in Indiana and beyond – and we’re just getting started.

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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