Hi, I'm Jackson Long,

your personal guide to Northeast Indiana.

My passion for this region, which I proudly call home, is something I’m eager to share with you. Northeast Indiana is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with its stunning lakes and forests, alongside vibrant cities that offer diverse experiences. Having been born and raised in Northern Indiana, my roots run deep here. 

On a personal level, I have a deep love of football, having played at the collegiate level for the University of Saint Francis. Beyond sports, I have an appreciation for the great outdoors and enjoy spending time on the lake.

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

– Jackson Long, Business Development Manager

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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.