The EDC of Elkhart County, along with an Advisory Task Force made up of local business executives, has identified the following growth industries as imperative to the region’s economic growth, innovation, and global competitiveness.

  • Financial and Professional Services

  • Electronics

  • Agriculture and Food Processing

  • Basic Robotics/Entry-Level Automation

  • Health Care

  • Advanced Recycling


The nearby presence of the University of Notre Dame, as well as Purdue University and Goshen College, gives Elkhart County an added advantage in producing a population of educated and forward-thinking innovators for the future of the high technology sector. These educational facilities incorporate several laboratories offering compelling opportunities for collaboration, research and commercialization of intellectual property.