Speedway’s many shops and businesses employ thousands of Hoosier workers. We are home to several large manufacturers along with a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment venues, service providers, retail chains, and many small, independently-owned businesses.
Located only 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis, and with average commutes of just 18 minutes, Speedway is the ideal home base for city workers. Notable among the wide variety of local career opportunities is the nearby, nationally-recognized Life Sciences sector. 16 Tech, a planned “innovation community” focused on technology, advanced manufacturing and life sciences is just minutes away from Speedway.
As Speedway grows, so do the opportunities for good paying jobs. From current corporate community stakeholders to businesses considering relocating their operations to Speedway, new jobs will continue to help the Town build on its solid foundation of enterprise.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway/INDYCAR®
In 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) opened as an automotive testing facility and held its first auto race in 1911. In 1975, IMS was added to the National Register of Historic Places and in 1987 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. IMS is host to the Red Bull Indianapolis Air Race, Brickyard 400® and the Indianapolis 500®. The Indianapolis 500 is the largest single-day sporting event in the world and is known as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing®.”
Allison Transmission, Inc
Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison), headquartered in Speedway, was founded in 1915. As the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems, Allison has more than 1,500 distributor and dealer locations in 80 countries. Nearly 250 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers use Allison products in many market sectors, including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications.
Praxair Surface Technologies
Located in 30 countries, Praxair Surface Technologies supplies atmospheric, process and specialty gases, high-performance coatings and related services and technologies to a wide range of customers. Originally founded in 1907, the Fortune 300 company serves industries including aerospace, food and beverages, health care, oil and gas production, primary metals and metal fabrication, as well as other areas of general industry.
Founded in 1972, Dallara Automobile designs, builds and supports some of the world’s most competitive race cars. Headquartered in Parma, Italy, Dallara was selected in July 2010 by INDYCAR® to design and manufacture the IndyCar chassis for the 2012 season. That same year, Dallara committed to building its only North American facility, a $7-million technology center, on Main Street in Speedway. Today, the Dallara IndyCar Factory is a centerpiece of the revitalization of Main Street. In addition to producing and assembling IndyCars, the facility features an entertainment center with a variety of race-related experiences.
Other major Speedway employers include:
Coca-Cola Bottling Company