When you talk to industrial design students in America, whether they're at coastal schools like RISD and Art Center or in the hinterlands at CCS and RIT, few of them express interest in moving to the American Midwest; ID success is usually linked with moving to a well-known city near the ocean.
The American state of Indiana is feeling the crunch--for the past few terms they've not been able to get the board members neccessary for a proper IDSA chapter. They're hoping to fix that next month with a one-day membership drive:
"Resurrecting IDSA's Indiana chapter would benefit Indiana on the whole," commented James Spaulding, industrial designer and IDSA member. "This network promotes the creation of new jobs and new companies by encouraging entrepreneurship and collaboration. It could also help in creating jobs with competitive wages to motivate Indiana's most talented design students to seek in-state employment."
Designers with a jones for Indiana can RSVP here.