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Why Indiana: Great careers. Veteran and family-friendly. Friendly Hoosier hospitality. Low cost of living. Lots to do. There are so many reasons to live here—what’s yours?

Why Veterans Choose Indiana

150,000+
Open positions
2.3%
Unemployment rate (Feb 2022)
350+
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List item iconThriving job market full of high-paying positions.
List item iconLow cost of living—we are ranked 6th in US for affordability.
List item iconRanked 7th in US for opportunities.
List item iconOrganizational support for veterans.
List item iconRelocation assistance.
List item iconProperty tax deductions for eligible veterans.
List item iconCollege tuition assistance for eligible children of veterans.
List item iconWorld-class restaurants, museums, music festivals, and sporting events.
List item iconSpectacular Hoosier National Forest, three national parks, and 25 notable state parks.

Veterans start careers in Indiana because we are invested in helping veterans succeed. Read more about the state’s financial incentives for former service members

Learn why Marine Veteran Justin Butler and his family relocated to Indiana.

You’re going to love it here

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“Indiana has provided a wonderful place to raise our family, great opportunities for advancing my post-military career, and an incredibly supportive veteran community. It has surpassed my expectations, and is a place any transitioning service member should consider.”

David Gilliland, Marine Corps Veteran, Valeo Financial Advisors.
Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana Dunes National Park

Who would’ve thought there’s a beautiful, sandy beach in Indiana? There is—and it’s a great place to camp.
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Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run State Park

Spend the day tubing, canoeing or kayaking along Sugar Valley Canoes. Then spend the rest of the weekend hiking, camping, and rent a cabin in the best kept secret in Indiana.
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Grissom Air Museum

Grissom Air Museum

Do you love airplanes and aviation history? Take off to one of the nation’s leading flight museums.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

If you’re into fast cars and auto history, you’re going to love checking out the IMS.
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Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest

With more than 200,000 acres to explore, Hoosier National Forest is one of the nation’s premier national parks.
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

We’re home to the biggest—and best—children’s museum in the world.
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IntroducingIndiana

You won’t find a more veteran-friendly state than Indiana—or a better place to start fresh. We’re a welcoming community blending the best of rural and urban living, and we have a long history of great respect for military service here.

Mapping it out

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northwest region
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Live just minutes from Chicago while still taking advantage of Indiana’s low cost of living, beautiful national parks, and limitless cultural opportunities.
notable places:

Indiana Dunes National Park

Notable State Parks

Brewery & Winery Trails

Pierogi Fest

Mascot Hall of Fame

The Hoosier Bat Company

South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail

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northeast region
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Home to Fort Wayne—our state’s second-largest city—Northeast Indiana is a burgeoning business hub with lots to offer for veterans and their families.
notable places:

Arts Campus Fort Wayne

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Decatur Sculpture Tour

Notable State Parks

Three Rivers Festival

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central region
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Millions of people call Central Indiana home—and it’s for good reason. This is a fast-growing region full of opportunities, and it’s an ideal place to put down roots and start a career.
notable places:

Indianapolis 500 and Speedway Museum

Indianapolis Children’s Museum The world’s largest children’s museum

Indianapolis Zoo

Home to 11 professional sport teams

Newfields Art Museum

Virginia Avenue Restaurant district

Six metro art districts

Historic Conner Prairie

Notable State Parks

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southwest region
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If you’re looking for southern hospitality, you’ll definitely find it in Southwest Indiana. With rolling hills, forests, and lots of charm, this is a great place to call home.
notable places:

Nashville, Indiana/Brown County/Story Inn

Hoosier National Forest

Notable State Parks

Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Wesselman Woods & Nature Preserve

French Lick

Lyles Station

Historic New Harmony

The Evansville Otters

Mount Vernon

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southeast region
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With fast economic growth and many open careers, Southeast Indiana is a good fit for veterans looking for a rewarding job in a peaceful part of the world.
notable places:

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Notable State Parks

Miller House & Garden Tour

Perfect North Slopes

Southeast Indiana Marinas

Hollywood Casino

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