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Noble County

Learn more about Noble County by contacting Executive Director Gary Gatman at the Noble County Economic Development Corp.

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Noble County is not only home to large industries, including agriculture and manufacturing, but it also welcomes innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses. In Noble County, businesses benefit from easy access to a transportation infrastructure through which products can be shipped by air, rail, or highway, and an education system dedicated to meeting existing and emerging workforce needs. Conveniently located, Noble County provides easy access to six of the nation's longest highways. Major employers include Dexter Axle, Carlex, Kraft Heinz, Creative Liquid Coatings, Inc, Tenneco and TI Automotive.

Community Assets & Accolades

  • Noble County is No. 3 in Indiana for the concentration of jobs in manufacturing. 
  • Noble County leads the region in farm acreage with nearly sixty 1,000-acre farms. 
  • Noble County is home to over 40 murals scattered throughout the county, demonstrating its commitment to public art. 
  • Outdoor recreation abounds in Noble County with 117 lakes, 30 DNR public access boat launches, incredible kayaking opportunities and over 30 miles of trails. 
  • Noble County is dedicated to workforce development and home to high school career and technical education, adult education and workforce certification providers. 
Noble county is a welcoming place for innovative entrepreneurs and small business.


The county seat of Albion has a small-town feel and is close to amenities, including the Chain O’Lakes State Park and traversing waterways. The historic downtown centerpiece is the Noble County Courthouse, which is flanked by many unique local shops and restaurants. Major employers include Dexter Axle, Mobex Global, and Bosch Automotive Motor Systems.


Kendallville is in the Heartland of America, conveniently located in Northeast Indiana 11 miles from Interstate 69, and a half-hour drive from the Indiana Toll Road. Located at the crossroads of State Road 3 and U.S. 6, Kendallville's central location makes travel easy across the state and region. The city is within a three- to four-hour drive from many major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The Norfolk Southern rail line runs through Kendallville and is utilized by local manufacturers for freight transportation. In Kendallville, Kraft Heinz makes all of the caramels sold in the nation. 

Outdoor recreation is a big part of life in Kendallville. Bixler Lake, a popular destination, features a 530-acre park, a 117-acre lake for fishing, boating, and swimming, as well as walkways and trails. From a historic downtown to new residential development, Kendallville is a growing, thriving community with an abundance of local resources and strong community support. Kendallville's Outdoor Recreation Complex provides an 89-acre world-class facility that welcomes local sports leagues, tournaments, and special events with parking for 700 cars.


As the second-largest city in Noble County, Ligonier is home to a booming manufacturing sector, boasting more than 3,500 manufacturing jobs. With a cost of living below the national average, Ligonier offers its residents amenities like numerous shops and restaurants in the historic and charming downtown. Strawberry Valley Cultural Trail provides walkability and connectivity between the town's residences, industrial park, and downtown. The city has a 51 percent Hispanic population and prides itself on its community diversity and inclusion. Ligonier has much to offer, including its industrial base with major employers such as Silgan Plastics, Carlex Glass of Indiana, and TI Automotive. There’s also a small business sector downtown, which provides a diversity of products and services. Also, located in Ligonier is Annie Oakley Perfumery, one of only a few organic perfumeries in the nation.


Get the data you need to make critical decisions. Learn more about Noble County by downloading the County Profile. 

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Learn more about Noble County by visiting the Noble Economic Development Corporation’s website or the visitors bureau website

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