Elkhart County…

Stats & Facts

in the nation
for Robots per
1,000 workers.

Wage & Benefit Summary

The EDC performs a Wage and Benefits survey every other year (even years).

The Report is detailed with 110 positions including management, production, technology, health and transportation. Benefits information covers health insurance plans, costs, time off, retirement plans, financial incentives, training opportunities and child care assistance.

On alternate years, we combine our survey with the Regional Partnership which includes information from the surrounding counties as well as Elkhart County.

Rankings & Ratings

#1 Ranking 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.


  • In 2016, Elkhart County ranked 13 in the nation for % of manufacturing jobs in the country.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • In the Great Lakes Region, Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the fastest growth in Real GDP by Metro Area (2011-2016).
  • In 2017, three 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).

The State of Indiana is ranked 1st in Manufacturing Job and Manufacturing Output.

  • 2nd in Automotive
  • 9th in EV Industry Investment
  • 7th in Agribusiness
  • 9th in Best Business Tax Climate
  • 6th in Medtech/Medical devices
  • 7th in Outdoor Recreation



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