Business Resources

The Grant County Economic Growth Council offers business support and expertise to companies that are investing and creating jobs in our community.  This support is tailored to meet the specific needs of the project.

Did you know…

…Indiana ranks first in the nation in the number of production jobs created by international investment, according to a 2007 report by IBM’s PLI-Global Location Strategies service.

…More than 200 Japanese companies operate in Indiana. They’ve invested more than $9.3 billion in the state’s economy and employ more than 42,000 Hoosiers.

…Indiana was the only Midwestern state and one of only six nationally to receive an ‘A’ grade for its manufacturing business climate, according to the “Indiana Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card” by Conexus Indiana.

…Manufacturing makes up 19.6 percent of all Indiana jobs, compared to 10.6 percent of total U.S. jobs, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

…Indiana has the fifth best workforce development training programs in the United States, according to Site Selection magazine.

…Indiana has the lowest industrial electricity costs in the Midwest, according to the United States Energy Administration.

…Indiana ranks No. 1 in the Midwest – and eighth in the nation – as a “Best State to Do Business,” according to Chief Executive magazine. By comparison, Kentucky ranked 26th; Ohio 34th ; Illinois 43rd and Michigan 49th.

See more Indiana highlights in this Executive Fact Sheet.