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Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 10:56 am

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Translation in Indianapolis, the Crossroads of Language and Culture

Today, we’re going to Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana and the state’s most populated city.  Indianapolis draws over 25 million visitors a year to its various attractions like the Eiteljorg Museum of Indigenous Art, an enormous zoo, and White River State Park. The city is growing in popularity as a destination for tourists, business travelers, and students.  Every year, over 300,000 people from all over the world pack the stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500, the oldest auto race still operating.

Every year, visitors mingle with the nearly 900,000 Indianapolis residents to create a rich blend of languages and cultures.  Businesses and institutions who want to create an environment friendly to speakers of multiple languages should use language translation services in Indianapolis to better serve the public and facilitate multilingual communication.

Languages of Indianapolis

While the vast majority of Indianapolis’ residents speak only English, the linguistic makeup of the rest of the population is a blend of Spanish Creole, French, and German.   Business owners who speak English as a second language can find quality translation or proofreading services with JR Language.  English translation will help them gain a strong foothold in the large English-speaking demographic in Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

The Spanish-speaking cohort in Indiana and the United States is growing rapidly, and is the second most widely spoken language in Indiana.  Spanish translation is a smart choice for any business desiring to tap into the buying power of the Hispanic market.  Professional translators help you reach a wider market by generating appeal for multilingual communities.

Shifting Linguistic Landscapes

Almost 93% of Indianapolis’s residents are born citizens, but the foreign-born demographic is rising steadily.  In recent years, more and more natural citizens are first-generation, often multilingual.  Mexico is the most common country of origin for immigrants to the greater Indianapolis area, followed by India and China.  These young, first-generation citizens are bright, tech-savvy, and bring the language and culture of their parents and grandparents with them into Indianapolis’s workforce.

Indiana’s government recognizes the value of globalization and has chosen to take a proactive role in its development.  The US Department of Defense is funding a two-year project called the Indiana Language Roadmap, with the Hamilton Lugar School’s Center for the Study of Global Change at the forefront.  The goal is to strengthen Indiana’s position in the international marketplace through several channels.  Part of the initiative’s efforts will be toward increasing accessibility to language support services so that no one comes up against a language barrier they can’t break through.  The project is also working toward more multilingualism in the workplace through employer training.  Support for the program is coming from multiple sources, including universities, businesses, and local governments.

Indiana knows that globalism is upheld by language translation and interpretation.  Our translation agency is ready to assist those efforts with quality translation services for Indianapolis in any area: translation for governments, legal translation, academic translation, business document translation, and more.

Indianapolis and International Trade

Global commerce is a huge part of Indianapolis’s economy, with about 1 in 5 jobs relying on international trade to exist.  This produces thousands of conversations, documents, and web pages that need translation and interpretation.

Indiana is a strong player in international imports and exports, and many of those trade agreements are made in Indianapolis.  Let’s take a look at a few things the state exports and how translation services impact them.

  • Food exports. Indiana produces vast quantities of crops like corn, wheat, and soybeans, as well as livestock including chickens and pigs.  These commodities must be carefully handled and may see several stops on the way to their destination.  Document translation ensures that the supply chain operates smoothly.
  • Medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. Medical translation is crucial for making sure that the right medicines and equipment reach those who need them.  Medical translation keeps patients safe and helps physicians give the best care.
  • Metal goods like automotive parts, farm equipment, and piping. Translation for manufacturing is important in helping the factories to run safely and efficiently.  We translate manufacturing manuals with clarity and accuracy so that the directions and measurements are exactly the same from the source language to the target language.

Industries of Indianapolis

A lot of the above products go to countries in the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and China.  Beyond exports, these are some industries supported by international trade:

  • International demand is among the drivers of Indiana’s massive agriculture industry.  Jobs are created, consumers get more value, and international business connections are made.   Because of translation and interpretation, valuable information about  manufacturing techniques, conservation, improving crop and animal breeds, etc., can be communicated effectively.
  • Across the world, someone is driving a car, using a lawnmower, or dishwasher that uses parts made in Indiana.  More than promoting safety, translation for manufacturing helps manufacturing companies find new clients, new vendors, and exchange ideas to improve their practices and goods.
  • 2018 marked the 6th year straight of rising numbers of visitors to Indianapolis, domestic and international.  People like to interact in their native languages, and the tourism industry needs translation to exist.  Translation for tourism lets travel agencies, airlines, resorts, hotels, and restaurants attract new clientele and in turn give clients the best experience possible.
  • Foreign real estate investors are a force behind some of Indianapolis’s expansion, and foreign companies are starting offices or even moving locations to Indianapolis.  One is the Japanese company Kimura Foundry America, who recently broke ground for an office in the greater Indianapolis area that will produce automotive castings and molds.

All of this is made possible with language services.  Translation of business and legal documents is necessary to support positive relationships between Indianapolis businesses and the multilingual world.  Interpretation by phone or in person makes it so that  conversations run smoothly.

Talking with Indianapolis

No matter what language or industry, JR Language uses professional translators fluent in the source language, target language, and industry terminology through direct experience.  We will not only translate your material, we will localize it exactly to the area, dialect, and culture of the intended recipient.  If you do business (or desire to do business) in the greater Indianapolis area, investing in language services is an important way to engage with the present and take on the future with confidence.

Contact JR Language today to talk about your translation needs and get a quote for your project.  We’re ready to help you discover where language services can take your business.

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Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela. Jackie has a BS in computer engineering; As President of JR Language, she spends time researching new technology and productivity tools for the Company. She holds a certificate of Localization and Project Management- Localization. Through her many years of experience working in multilingual corporate environments, she understands firsthand the value of bridging language barriers in creating smooth communication that allows for productive and happy work environments. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is a frequent contributor to both our English and Spanish blogs. Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.