The Whitley County EDC serves as the single point of contact for existing and prospective industries. The EDC facilitates business development services customized to meet the needs of our clients. Some of those services include:

  • Business coaching
  • Community and labor force analysis
  • Incentives negotiation and management
  • Ombudsman to government agencies
  • Service provider referrals
  • Building and site identification and evaluation
  • Training and workforce development support


Whitley County’s longstanding commitment is to work on behalf of all local industries by welcoming new neighbors to the area and meeting the changing needs of industries. The Whitley County EDC works with a number of local, regional, and state partners, including:


Whitley County is a member of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, which has identified the following core industries in Northeast Indiana:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Defense
  • Financial Services
  • Food Processing
  • Medical Devices
  • Transportation & Logistics

“We determined fairly early in the selection process that we wanted to be located in the Midwest, and Indiana—particularly Whitley County—clearly emerged as a prominent leader...”
–Jeff Blakely, general manager, Iotron Industries