One of our three main focuses at LCEDC is Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is defined as the process of discovering new ways of combining resources – so that’s exactly what we have done here for entrepreneurs at every stage in LaGrange County. Here you will find a variety of internal and external resources for entrepreneurial assistance – from information about starting a business to advice or resources for financial assistance, it’s all here.

Starting a Business in LaGrange County

The LaGrange County EDC has compiled this guide to serve as a local resource to assist entrepreneurs along the path of starting a new business. Regardless of if you’ve already got things in motion and need to know your next steps, or if you’ve got a growing idea and are just getting started – this document is meant to serve as a county specific point of reference for both state and local requirements. It includes formal and informal options and tax information as well as contact information for local professionals and county contacts who may be of assistance to you in your venture.

Download the Starting a Business in LaGrange County information packet.

Visit the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Starting a Business in LaGrange County

FUSE NEI

FUSE NEI is an online resource hub and directory, designed to help entrepreneurs connect with Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) in Northeast Indiana. Our ESOs provide resources and business assistance to help you develop an idea, launch a startup, or grow your existing business.

FUSE NEI

Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures is the State of Indiana’s official venture development organization and partner. They are part venture capital firm and part entrepreneurial development partner; offering a wide array of resources, guidance and funding for Indiana’s entrepreneurs and investors; collaborating with universities and various state organizations; hosting a multitude of events, workshops, and pitch competitions, and working directly with the regional partnerships in our state to ensure that Indiana’s entrepreneurs have the necessary tools for success.

Elevate Ventures

NIIC

The NIIC helps business builders launch and grow their businesses and help companies innovate. Entrepreneurship has a major impact on the health and vitality of a community. In the U.S. alone, over 90% of new net job creation comes from entrepreneurial startups and emerging companies. The NIIC has been supporting entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana for about 20 years. We’ve helped to launch hundreds of products (467 and counting), facilitated millions in funding ($91.0 million in research grants and capital investment) and helped countless businesses launch and grow.

The NIIC