Indianapolis 500 always makes the Memorial Day weekend exciting for the Hoosier State. But last week was even busier.

Four days before the 2022 Indy 500, two special places were unveiled. Next to Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, the 460-acre Discovery Park District showcased why smart cities might get smarter faster in middle America. As mentioned in an earlier article here, a connected community of thousands of residents will also facilitate a “lab-to-life” deployment of the latest autonomy technologies, serving as a first-to-deploy site for technology solutions next to faculty expertise and student talent. On the same day, Eli Lilly LLY -1% and Co., one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country, announced their multibillion-dollar new site in Lebanon, Ind., the first anchor of the 4,000-acre LEAP District that was announced by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers and going through various approval steps.

Hard Tech Corridor In The Heartland
Mung Chiang
Krach Institute for Tech...