Elkhart County supports a range of existing businesses, and targets a diversification of industry through a variety of local programs and resources. Learn more

Target Industries

Indiana ranks high in low taxes, 1st among Midwestern states for favorable corporate taxes, 4th among states for low property tax index and 9th for low individual income tax index. Learn more

Available Assets

80% of the labor force in Elkhart County is in manufacturing and Indiana ranks 3rd in the country in Manufacturing GDP for states where Manufacturing is the number 1 industry. In fact, Indiana is one of only 6 states to receive a grade of “A” for friendliness to manufacturing and logistics. Learn more

Trained Workforce

Indiana is in the median center of U.S. population with the distribution advantage that 70% of the U.S. population is within a days drive of the state. Learn more

Excellent Access

Elkhart County promotes commercial investment opportunities for innovation-based industries such as nanotechnology, robotics, alternative energy and high-tech manufacturing. Learn more

Business Resources

Please note that we are suspending all classes scheduled for the month of May. Rescheduled class dates will be determined. 

For the remainder of May we will follow the below guidelines as set by Purdue MEP:

      • All face-to-face events are canceled or postponed through May.
      • We will make every attempt to reschedule all cancelled classes.
      • Classes that are scheduled are subject to change, pending updates about COVID-19 and Purdue’s policies.

Please contact Cara Anderson at: Cara@Elkhartcountybiz.com with any questions about schedules, registrations, refunds, and credits.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Stay well!


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“That’s the kind of relationship you need between a business and its community.  We love having (the EDC) here whenever we need them.  They have helped me out on a number of occasions.  It’s been a great relationship.  I’ve been able to call them in for resources in many different situations since I have been here.”

Jim Butler, Plant Manager at Benteler Automotive Corp (Elkhart Truth Business and Industry 2017) 


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The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County is a Public-Private Partnership serving the County, Cities, Towns, Businesses, and Residents of Elkhart County.  We are the “One-Stop Shop” for all of your Business Attraction and Expansion needs.

Our Mission is to create an economically vibrant community by recruiting, retaining, and strengthening our economic base; being a catalyst for diversification, innovation, and economic change. We accomplish our mission by working with companies looking to locate or expand in Elkhart County.

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