Rural White County, where agriculture and manufacturing exist in harmony within a Midwest Vacationland, offers manufacturers a relaxing and quality area to work and live. The diversity of county manufacturers offers a wealth of trained and experienced workers. Sweetening the deal to locate within our area is the influx of population brought in each summer season through local tourism. This provides manufacturers options to wholesale and retail their products; which several local manufacturers have take advantage of. The outlet store at Jordan Manufacturing is just one excellent example of a company taking advantage of expanding marketing opportunities.
White County is centrally located in the northwest region of Indiana, approximately 100 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois, 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Indiana and just 10 miles north of Lafayette, Indiana. The proximity of convenient routes, via Interstate 65, to access both Chicago and Indianapolis and Lafayette only enhance the favors this area offers to industries looking for a new place to settle.
The area has excellent distribution opportunities with access to the interstate highway system via Interstate 65 and exchanges within five miles of two communities and industrial park areas within our county. Rail transportation is available from CSX and TP&W, with a TP&W Intermodal Hub located in Wolcott. International airports in Chicago and Indianapolis, a regional airport in Lafayette, and a county airport in Monticello help make air transportation very accessible.
The county’s existing industrial base is extremely diverse and may offer some direct efficiencies for your existing operations. White County hosts manufacturers of metal springs, bearings, metal cutting tools, electric motors, precision parts for the electronics industry, steel fabrication and many others, too numerous to mention. White County is home to Easton/Tru-Flite Arrow, the world’s largest supplier of archery arrows. In addition, the nation’s largest steel fabricator, Cives Steel, has made Wolcott home to one of their manufacturing sites. The diversity of products helps to protect the county and residents in a time of economic downturn.
Teamwork is the name of the game in White County. Representatives from the federal, state, county and local level are working together to make business expansion a reality. Available incentive programs include tax abatement, tax increments, and training and infrastructure grants. We work well with county government officials, as well as, city and town officials.
We are pleased to provide you with this information regarding economic development possibilities within White County. Please review the enclosed materials and contact us should you require any additional information. The White County Economic Development Organization is eager to assist you in locating to our area.