Resources for Businesses

A great majority of job creation comes from existing industries.  In Whitley County, the great majority of our time and attention is also directed toward supporting the growth and success of existing employers.

Over the last 25 years, the EDC has worked with Whitley County’s industrial employers and in many cases, the EDC has been the first to encourage successful startups, business expansion and job creation.

These business resources are here specifically for startup companies and existing employers.  Please contact the EDC staff with additional questions about business opportunities in Whitley County at 260-244-5506 or


Local and state business incentives

Wages and benefits report

Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)

IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)


Social Security Administration

Small business owner, and former EDC small business client, JoAnn Bird shares her story about Running Around Screen Printing with representatives from Indiana USDA.