Elkhart County Rankings & Ratings:


#1 Ranking for Manufacturing Hub

Business Facilities Magazine 17th Annual Metro Rankings Report is recognizing Elkhart-Goshen, IN with a #1 Ranking for the second year in a row in one of our flagship categories, Manufacturing Hubs. Among other criteria, our editors based this ranking on manufacturing’s share (by percentage) of the total workforce is the highest.

13th in the Nation for Manufacturing Jobs

In 2016, Elkhart County ranked 13th in the nation for % of manufacturing jobs in the country. (http://www.statsamerica.org/uscp/default.aspx)

#1 for Robots per Workers

Elkhart County ranked #1 in the nation for robots per 1,000 workers.  In 2015, Elkhart-Goshen had 35.9 robots for every 1,000 workers. (Brookings Institute Study)

Largest Job Percentage Gain

Led the nation in the largest job percentage gain. Non-farm jobs in Elkhart and Goshen grew by 5.3% from Nov. 2016-Nov. 2017.  (https://www.bls.gov/regions/midwest/summary/blssummary_elkhart.pdf)

Fastest Growing GDP

In the Great Lakes Region, Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the fastest growth in Real GDP by Metro Area (2011-2016).(https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2017/pdf/gdp_metro0917_GL_Highlights.pdf)

Top 3 Manufacturing Companies

In 2017, 3 Elkhart County companies were declared the top 3 manufacturers in the US by IndustryWeek Magazine.  Those companies were: Patrick Industries (1), LCI Industries (2), Thor Industries (3).  (https://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/media/archives/18janfeb/Elkhart.pdf