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On the Importance of Knowing French


"Advocacy Lessons Learned," by Barbara Ransford


               Teaching the French Language Using

               Architecture, Archaeology, and Heritage








 In 2002, 5.5% of Indiana's work force is employed by foreign-owned firms, ranking Indiana 11th nationally in this aspect of foreign direct investment. In 2003, foreign-controlled companies employed 134,200 workers in Indiana. At that time, France was one of the top three investors in Indiana.

Foreign Investment in Indiana: map showing nationality and location (PDF download)

In 2003 Indiana was among the top ten states hosting French subsidiaries, companies which employed nearly 19,000 Indiana residents.


Hachette Book Group USA has a nearly one million square foot warehouse in Lebanon Indiana, and distributes over 90 million books from there.

SOYGENETICS, LLC 4846 E 450 N Lafayette, IN is part of Limagrain Genetics. Limagrain is a French company headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand.


INDIANA COMPANIES IN FRANCE:  click here to suggest another to add to this list!

Aero Company - Indianapolis, IN
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. - West Lafayette, IN
Biomet, Inc. - Warsaw, IN
Brightpoint Inc. - Plainfield, IN
Cook Group Incorporated - Bloomington, IN
Ctb International Corp. - Milford, IN
Cummins, Inc. - Columbus, IN
Da-Lite Screen Company - Warsaw, IN
Delphi Electronics & Safety - Kokomo, IN
Depuy, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson) - Warsaw, IN
Dow Agrosciences L.L.C. (Dow Chemical) - Indianapolis, IN
Eli Lilly And Company - Indianapolis, IN
Escalade, Inc. - Evansville, IN
Filter Specialists, Inc. - Michigan City, IN
Great Lakes Chemical Corp - Indianapolis, IN
Guidant Corporation - Indianapolis, IN
Harlan, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
Haynes International Inc - Kokomo, IN
Hillenbrand Industries - Batesville, IN
Hurco Companies, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
International Outsourcing Services, Llc - Bloomington, IN
Kimball International, Inc. - Jasper, IN
Maxon Corporation - Muncie, IN
Praxair Surface Technologies (Praxair Inc.) - Indianapolis, IN
Remy International, Inc. - Anderson, IN
Samtec, Inc. - New Albany, IN
Sullair Corporation (Hamilton Sundstrand) - Michigan City, IN
Symmetry Medical, Inc. - Warsaw, IN
Urschel Laboratories, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN
Zimmer Holdings, Inc - Warsaw, IN



Indiana is one of 38 states which counts Canada as its leading export market.