Central Indiana

Central Indiana is made up of the 33 counties in the middle third of the state. However, many Hoosiers consider Central Indiana as the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The region’s dominant city by far is Indianapolis. Other prominent cities include Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, and Anderson. Central Indiana is the most populous region of Indiana. The primary economic engines of Central Indiana are education and research, agriculture and manufacturing, and as a result, some of the larger cities in the region are dealing with Rust Belt issues similar to Northern Indiana.