New and Thriving Industries

Northeast Indiana is dedicated to attracting new businesses and industry and has a vision for the future that includes revitalization efforts and investments totaling more than $2 billion throughout our 11 counties. 

For your students, this means there will be more opportunities than ever before to find a career they will love, without having to leave the area they call home.

From homegrown entrepreneurs like Sweetwater Sound and Vera Bradley to the region’s largest automotive manufacturer, General Motors, northeast Indiana is already home to a wide range of industries that offer employment opportunities for students both right out of high school and after a four-year program. We have a strong track record of attracting and supporting new business investment and economic development throughout our region, and we have aggressive plans to attract even more.

For decades, our area has been viewed as an attractive location for companies to invest and relocate. In fact, Indiana ranks as a top best location to do business in the Midwest and nationwide, according to publications like Chief Executive and Area Development Magazine.

From new sports stadiums to trails to industrial parks, we continue to work to become one of the best places in the nation to live and work and play. As an educator, you can be a positive influence on this vision by showing your students what’s available to them right in their own backyard and encourage them to explore opportunities close to home that they may not even know about.

“Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader.”