2011 Business Climate

Business Climate Survey

Since 2003 the Grant County Economic Growth Council has conducted a biannual survey of the local Grant County business climate.  The 2011 survey, which ran from January to Mid-March, found that 67% of the 48 companies that responded plan to expand or modernize their facilities in the next 24 months. Of those expanding firms, 91% consider Grant County as their investment location.  The 48 firms range in size from 1 to 976 employees.

63% of responding companies are planning to increase employees in the next 24 months. The same percentage also found the Grant County labor force to be productive with low turnover.

Top expansion barriers for the surveyed firms were:

·       Market Conditions 44%

·       Availability of Capital 23%

For a full overview of the survey click below:


Indiana listed as the best in the Midwest for Business

Chief Executive Magazine recently published their “Best/Worst States for Business Annual Survey” in a May magazine issue. The State of Indiana was listed as number one in the Midwest and sixth best in the nation. Over 500 CEOs were a part of the annual survey that included criteria such as: taxation and regulation, workforce quality, and living environment.

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