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Business Made Better Northeast Indiana

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Northeast Indiana boasts the fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region – Fort Wayne.  Home to companies like GM, Steel Dynamics and Vera Bradley, Northeast Indiana provides a nationally competitive business landscape as well as access to major universities like Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, The Ohio State University and a deep talent pool from local institutions that focus on meeting the needs of local businesses. Northeast Indiana is in the middle of everything. In a three-hour drive, you can reach Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Northeast Indiana is not only the hub of the Midwest but has emerged as a hot spot for talent and business growth due to the high-value lifestyle options for its residents.  From lake life to a vibrant downtown Fort Wayne, to Main Street America, Northeast Indiana has proven why it has deserved the nearly $2B in capital investment in the region from 2018-2020 and more than $1B in investment over the last ten years in downtown Fort Wayne. The work ethic in Northeast Indiana is unparalleled. The public, private and academic sectors collaborate to help businesses thrive and ensure Northeast Indiana remains one of the hottest and most business-friendly markets in the U.S. Experience Northeast Indiana, where business is made better.

What Business Leaders Have to Say

“From our standpoint, Northeast Indiana offers a great location for prospective shippers, with a quality workforce, friendly business climate and easy access to direct rail-served sites on NS. The recently completed U.S. 24 highway project between Northeast Indiana and Toledo provides an attractive option for Northeast Indiana companies seeking NS intermodal access to the New York/New Jersey market available in Toledo.” - Chris Luebbers of Norfolk Southern

From skilled talent to low operating costs, learn what business leaders are saying about doing business in Northeast Indiana.

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