Indianapolis Sister Cities: Northamptonshire County, UK
Written by Maddie Eden, Marketing & Communications Intern
Northamptonshire County, UK became a sister city to Indianapolis in November 2009. The mayor of Indianapolis at the time, Greg Ballard, wanted to develop a relationship with the United Kingdom that would foster economic, cultural, and technological growth with anothermunicipality that emphasizes the motorsports industry.
Both Indy and Northamptonshire County are known for hosting world-renowned auto races. Northamptonshire is part of Motorsport Valley, which is known to be a global hub for the motorsport industry. Their world-class racetracks are Silverstone Circuit and Rockingham Motor Speedway,similar to Indy’s own Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Northamptonshire County still plays a vital role in the U.K. economy. Engineering and food processing are their most crucial services for economic growth and play a vital role in daily life for the area.
Today, Northamptonshire County, with its mixture of modern and historical elements, is considered to beone of the most underrated areas in England. It features great estates and parks, rolling pastoral lands, and some of Britain’s best-known foxhunts.