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!
- Defense industry executive recognized
Former Ultra Electronics-USSI (“USSI”) president Roland Fritts was recently honored for his service and commitment to USSI and to Whitley County with a Special Resolution from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolution was sponsored by State Representatives Kathy Heuer (R-83) and Dan Leonard (R-50), and State Senator Jim Banks (R-17).Read More
- SBEI reaches important milestones
The Whitley County EDC announced today that EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI) has reached two important milestones, with 10 clients completing an ten-week FastTrac New Ventures business planning course and 16 clients completing an additional six months of business coaching with SBEI advisors
- Whitley County EDC
Whitley County EDC President, Alan Tio was recently honored by the IPFW Department of Public Policy (formerly the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs) with the 2011 Distinguished Alumni award on April 27, 2011 at the annual Alumni & Graduation luncheon. Alan holds a graduate degree in public management (MPA) from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.Read More