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

SPECIAL RELEASE – NOVEMBER 1, 2017

 

The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County announces the launch of Elkhartcountyworks.com 

 

This website and accompanying media campaign was created as a tool to help recruit workforce for our rapidly growing economy.  It is but one response to our community’s labor shortage.

 

The website aggregates existing information on Jobs, Housing, Schools, and other community amenities to help a job seeker learn more about our great community. We are marketing Elkhart County to the job seeker and family.  The site does not require additional input from your company.  It aggregates existing databases such as Indeed.com, Monster.com, & CareerBuilder.com in such a way that bring focus to the opportunities available in Elkhart County.

 

Elkhartcountyworks.com is the foundation of the effort to bring workforce to Elkhart County.  It is supported by an extensive Social and Traditional Media campaign strategically targeted to areas of high unemployment, which have recent job loss announcements, and/or have experienced natural disasters.  A local concierge is available to answer questions about the community and potential employers.  A soft launch of the website occurred this past weekend.  A video outlining five reasons to move to Elkhart County was posted on one person’s Facebook page. It was shared by two other Facebook users.  By Monday morning over 600 substantive visits occurred to the website.

 

Our project partner is TaigMarks, Inc..  TaigMarks initiated a nationwide press release today.  Please reach out to me if you have questions.

Thank you,

Mark A. Dobson, IOM, AE

President & CEO

The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County

300 NIBCO Parkway | Suite 201 | Elkhart, IN  46516

P:  574.293.5627 | F:  574.343.2951 | C:  574.536.9083

E:  mark@elkhartcountybiz.com | W:  www.elkhartcountybiz.com

 

 

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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