Hi, I'm Chase Gibson,

your personal guide to Northeast Indiana.

Having been born and raised in Northeast Indiana, I love being able to share what has been my home for nearly all my life. In an area that has everything from rural treasures to a real urban flair, there is something for everybody. Throughout my time here, I have made so many fantastic memories with family and friends in every corner of the region. I am confident that everybody who visits will find something that interests them and will make outstanding memories here as well.

When I am not exploring Northeast Indiana, you can catch me doing a variety of home improvement projects with my wife (and, of course, with the help of my loyal puppy, Peach). I am also a proud Purdue University graduate and love going to home football games and tailgating with friends. I absolutely love the outdoors, and enjoy playing a variety of sports, as well as traveling and seeing the natural sights that the world has to offer. 

I would love to talk to you about expanding or relocating to Northeast Indiana!

– Chase Gibson, Director of Business Development

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Why Choose Northeast Indiana?

Middle of Millions

Over one million residents live within a
50-mile radius of Northeast Indiana.

Growing Metro

Fort Wayne, the state’s second-largest city, is the second fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region.

Investing in our Future

$1 Billion in capital investment in downtown Fort Wayne over the last decade.

Top-Tier Talent

Over 200,000 graduates from Tier 1 and Tier 2 universities live within 200 miles of Northeast Indiana, including more than 40,000 students and 8,500 graduates annually from our ten local colleges and universities.

Hub of the Midwest

Northeast Indiana allows access to more than 80% of the U.S. and 20% of the Canadian population within a 24-hour drive.

Life at a Higher Standard

Northeast Indiana offers a high-value quality of life that costs 44% less than the national average and residential property tax is capped at just 1%.

A Stable, Diversified Economy

Northeast Indiana combines advanced materials, cutting-edge technologies and a hardworking midwest work ethic to create an environment where companies thrive.

Great Universities - Great Talent

Within 200 miles, we have over 200,000 graduates from major universities such as Purdue, Notre Dame, and Michigan.

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Workforce Development

Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s workforce development organization, provided access to more than $10 million for employer-based worker training in 2020 and 2021.

Trade & Credentials

Northeast Indiana educational entities offer industry-recognized certificates and paid apprenticeships for high school students in manufacturing, construction, logistics and other trades.


Indiana was the first right-to-work state in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.