White County, Indiana is located in the very center of the automotive corridor that spans from central Michigan to Alabama, putting nearly 200 OEMs and assembly facilities within a one-day drive. That makes our area a prime location for companies manufacturing truck bodies, trailers, and other transportation equipment components.
Just as important, our county’s extensive experience in manufacturing has produced a workforce with the skills needed by today’s manufacturers, along with education providers who are dedicated to keeping our workforce pipeline full. From K-12 through postsecondary programs, educators are focused on sharpening skills in advanced manufacturing, automotive, engineering, welding, and other skills that are in high demand from today’s transportation manufacturers.
Local manufacturers also appreciate our county’s utility infrastructure, with extremely affordable rates, making us attractive to high-volume users of electricity, water, wastewater, and other resources. Our local manufacturers have developed a tight-knit community, collaborating to achieve common needs and strengthen our area’s overall economic health.