White County, Indiana is in the heart of the Heartland, with Indiana serving as one of the nation’s largest agricultural producers. Our state is a major producer of corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, popcorn, and other food products — and home to nearby Purdue University, where groundbreaking research in agriculture and the life sciences is always underway. That proximity to Purdue (just 30 miles/48 km away) makes White County an ideal site for start-up companies in these fields, as well as existing organizations that would benefit from access to the latest research, such as manufacturers of animal health products, crop input products, food research companies, medical device makers, pharmaceutical product manufacturers, and other providers of products and services.
Our agricultural heritage has created a workforce that’s not afraid of a hard work and proud of a job well done, and local education providers are dedicated to keeping our workforce pipeline full. From K-12 through postsecondary programs, educators are focused on sharpening skills in advanced manufacturing, welding, engineering, culinary arts, and other skills that are in high demand. Local employers have developed a tight-knit community, collaborating to achieve common needs and strengthen our area’s overall economic health.