Most cities in the United States of America started out as small settlements, but after the introduction of railroad systems, their growths became phenomenally rapid. Indianapolis or “Indiana City” in Greek is another shining example of rapid expanding cities due to railroads. Though railroads helped the city a lot, the discovery of a nearby natural gas source as well as the start of the automobile industry is what really helped the city bloom even faster.
The location of Indianapolis is very important since it is a meeting point of commerce, transportation and manufacturing in its region. Being in the center of goods moving around, Indianapolis is not just a trading post, it is also a big manufacturer and supplier. The city also has a role in the livestock and grain market, not just as an intermediate distributor, but also as a supplier as Indianapolis is at the heart of an agricultural region and has its own produce as well. The city also has many ventures like pharmaceuticals and electronics, but perhaps Indianapolis is renowned for something else. Having a history of automobile manufacturing, Indiana is now venue to one of the world’s most famous races – the 500 mile automobile race.