There are many reasons to choose LaGrange County, Indiana as a place for your business. For one, there is the low-cost of living factor paired with the high-quality of life. LaGrange is a cozy and quiet place, but not too far from popular metropolitan areas. Our lakes are a great place to spend time at during the spring and summer months. We offer a steady and reliable workforce that will be suited to your business needs. There is a culture of hard work and values associated with our county that will be an intangible asset to any company or organization looking to expand or relocate. LaGrange County is a friendly place full of charm and rich in heritage and tradition.
LaGrange County has a high percentage of Amish population. Approximately 43 percent of the county’s population is Amish and it is common practice in Amish culture to complete education at the eighth grade level. Thus, the low educational attainment statisitcs are a reflection of the Amish culture and values system. All three public high schools in LaGrange County have graduation rates higher than the state of Indiana average.
The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation remains your organization’s only point of contact, even while dealing with the local and state government. Because of our economic development connections, we act as a go-between and provide much of the groundwork for all projects. We can provide data and statistics on a local and state level, as well as comparative data with other communities. We also work with local and state government to provide incentive packages for our retention, expansion and attraction projects.
LaGrange County is located in northeast Indiana, which is situated in the Midwest of the United States. Our location is ideal for organizations logistically, because we are within a one day drive of half of the U.S. population. We also have the advantage of being located on the I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road that connects to Chicago, Cleveland and other metropolitan areas.
Within LaGrange County, is a diverse workforce of many educational and skill levels. In northeast Indiana, remain many institutions of higher education including, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Trine University in Angola and Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. Our proximity to the prestigious University of Notre Dame in South Bend puts LaGrange County in close contact to a base of students who have the potential to produce work of the highest caliber in their specified fields. The workforce of LaGrange County is a seamless match with our targeted industries.
The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation’s goal is to retain, expand and attract quality jobs to our area with the attraction of new employers and the strengthening of existing employers. By doing so, we have put together industries to target that we believe will continue to reinforce the core of our community. We have identified the industries of advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, woodworking, agricultural and food processing, recreational vehicles and manufactured homes as segments to focus on that will assist in maintaining a strong working community.
The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is located on the second floor of the LaGrange County office building. The extension program was put in place to develop LaGrange County youth, strengthen agriculture, families and the community as a whole. This is an excellent resource for our community.
As of 2008, the LaGrange County population was at 37,172, with a projected population of 39,973 by 2015.
In LaGrange County, there is plenty of land available if the opportunity arises for the construction of a new facility. We are working together with our economic development partners to find and develop areas that we can certify and make more efficient for the process of building a new facility in LaGrange. Feel free to contact us with more specific questions on zoning, office parks, costs, incentives and more.
By working with our economic development partners on our attraction, retention and expansion projects, we have the ability to structure a training program that is compatible to your organization’s needs. We will work with you to find the right match for your company. Our partnership with WorkOne Northeast allows us to devise a training plan for your company and create an opportunity to find incentives to fund your training needs.
Our office is located at 304 North Townline Road in LaGrange, 46761. You can contact us by phone at (260)499-4994, or by email at email@example.com. Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you would like any information on incentives, expansion, retention and attraction projects and what LaGrange County has to offer your business.
Working with our partners at CenturyLink, we were able to expand their fiber optic facilities to our Fawn River Crossing Industrial Park. This high-speed communication access is available to all companies who locate operations within the park. Fawn River Crossing Industrial Park is located at the southwest corner of Indiana State Road 9 and the I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road.
We have a ready and available workforce known for its hardworking values and craftsmanship. Approximately 43 percent of the county’s population is Amish and we also have thousands of commuters from surrounding counties entering LaGrange County for employment purposes.
With help from our economic development partners, we maintain an up-to-date database of virtually any type of office or industrial building. We can provide information on existing manufacturing facilities, warehouses, shell buildings, etc. Whether you need 5,000 sf or 500,000 sf, we can help you find the ideal location for your business.