White County, Indiana is in the heart of the Heartland, located midway between Chicago and Indianapolis, and in the very center of the automotive corridor that spans from central Michigan to Alabama. That central location, coupled with an excellent transportation network, creates extraordinary opportunities for companies in a broad range of industries. Our proximity to many of the nation’s largest markets makes it easy for food processors, manufacturers, and distribution centers to quickly and affordably move products to consumers.
Our Mid-America Commerce Park is less than a mile from Interstate 65, so a truck can pull out of a loading dock and be traveling at Interstate speed in just over two minutes. With local access to rail and high-quality highways in every direction (including to the nearby Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor), moving raw materials and finished goods in and out of the county is affordable and convenient.
We’re at the center of a workforce of well over 297,000 hard-working individuals who share the longstanding work ethic that’s rooted in our agricultural heritage and Indiana’s longtime manufacturing leadership. We keep that workforce strong through educational programs for all ages, starting with our four county school districts and their employer-focused programs for in-demand skills. The Indian Trails Career Cooperative serves over 5,000 high school students with programs in advanced manufacturing, culinary arts, agriculture, automotive, engineering, logistics, welding, and other high-demand fields. In addition, Purdue University and the Purdue Research Park are just 30 miles (48 km) down the road, giving companies access to innovative research developments.