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For decades, Northeast Indiana has been viewed as an attractive location for companies from around the globe to invest and relocate. After all, Indiana ranks as a top best location to do business in the Midwest and nationwide, according to publications like Chief Executive and Area Development Magazine.
More than 50 foreign-owned companies from 17 different countries have manufacturing or headquarters in the Fort Wayne region. The region’s key target industries are diverse and include defense + aerospace, distribution + e-commerce, food + agriculture, specialty insurance, medical devices and vehicles.
Foreign Trade Zone for Your Business
In Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne, global companies benefit from the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #182) designation. Businesses engaged in importing and exporting may be eligible for duty exemptions and payment deferrals through the regional program.
Northeast Indiana’s workforce is predominantly non-union. Indiana was the first right-to-work state in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. Right-to-work laws prohibit agreements between labor unions and employers that make membership or payment of union dues or fees a condition of employment.
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