Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) works with regional and state partners to support and encourage our clients’ business development efforts. Whitley County continues to take a progressive approach to economic development, for instance creating and supporting one of the largest Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts in the State of Indiana.
Whitley County is located in Northeast Indiana, less than 20 miles from both Fort Wayne, the 2nd largest city in Indiana, and Warsaw, the orthopedics capital of the world. Whitley County companies enjoy access to over 50% of the nation's Customer, Industrial and Transportation Manufacturing bases within 600 miles.
Indiana has the lowest business costs and is considered the best state for business in the Midwest. Recently the state has eliminated the inventory tax and capped property taxes, and the state also has tax credits to encourage job creation, capital investment and R&D activities.
In Whitley County, our client companies find the right location, business climate, workforce, and incentives to grow and succeed.
Call or email today to find out how we can assist your business development needs!
- EDC awarded USDA funding
The Whitley County EDC and USDA Rural Development announced today that the EDC is the recipient of a $60,000 USDA Rural Development Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), which will be used to establish the SBEI Market Maker program available to clients of the EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI).Read More
- August 9, 2012
- EDC launches initiative to develop medical-related packaging
Following the completion of industry market research, the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has launched an intensive and targeted initiative to attract and develop a new medical-focused packaging concentration for the region.Read More
- City Ford & City Chevrolet
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (June 5, 2012) – Glenbrook Automotive Group announced plans today to renovate its City Chevrolet facility and construct a new City Ford facility, which will retain 20 jobs and create up to 10 new jobs.Read More
- Red Star partners with Whitko HS students
Locally based contract manufacturer Red Star Manufacturing, Inc. (Red Star) recently collaborated with Whitko High School to support component manufacturing for a custom-ordered 10-ton plastic injection molding machine.Read More