Learn more about Noble County by contacting Executive Director Gary Gatman at the Noble County Economic Development Corp.Email Noble County
Noble County is not only home to large industries, including agriculture and manufacturing, but it also welcomes innovative entrepreneurs and small business. In Noble County, businesses benefit from easy access to a transportation infrastructure through which products can be shipped by air, rail, or highway. Conveniently located, Noble County’s second-largest city of Ligonier is within a 20-mile radius of five of the six longest highways in the nation. Major employers include Courier, Kraft Heinz, and Parkview Health. Noble County is a very unique place that embodies a special sense of community and is composed of good-hearted, honest, hardworking people.
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, Busche Enterprise Division, 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 and the majority of marshmallows on the market.
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.
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, Noble County offers its residents amenities like numerous shops and restaurants in the historic and charming 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, including Annie Oakley Perfumery, one of only a few organic perfumeries in the nation.
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