The Infrastructure for Success...


A Ready Workforce:
  • In West Central Indiana, employers can draw from a skilled, capable, highly productive workforce with experience in the advanced manufacturing, logistics, mining, energy production, life sciences, construction, retail, service and many other industries.


A Favorable Cost of Doing Business:
  • County and local government agencies in the region know the importance of providing equitable services and strong transportation networks while upholding a fair and impartial tax structure.

  • West Central Indiana offers competitive wage levels that are applicable to industries including advanced manufacturing, finanacial operations, healthcare and warehouse/distribution.  The region's average occupational wage is just 70% of the US average.


Your Connection to the World:
  • A vital transportation infrastructure links West Central Indiana with the world.  The region is served by more than 50 over-the-road trucking companies and is within a two-day truck delivery service area that reaches 50 million people.

  • Rail service is provided by CSX Transportation and Indiana Railroad, with more than 3,200 miles of active railway tracks.

  • Several county airports serve the area and Terre Haute International is a transport category airport capable of landing the world's largest aircraft.  Indianapolis International Airport is an hour away, providing passenger service and a major FedEx hub.

  • The region is approximately 120 miles to Indiana's three marine ports, the Burns Harbor Portage on Lake Michigan and the Ports of Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon on the Ohio River.


Abundant Utilities:
  • Supplies of electricity are abundant for future needs, and service reliability is rated among the best in the nation.  Major power suppliers are Duke Energy, WIN Energy/REMC, Hoosier Energy and Parke County REMC.

  • Natural gas for private and industrial use is in abundant supply through Vectren, Ohio Valley Gas and other providers.

  • Water, generally provided by municipal services, also is plentiful.  Our neighboring county, Vermillion County holds an aquifer that can supply 100 million gallons of water per day.

  • Fiber optic cable and ISDN service have been deployed throughout the region.  A full array of broadband data and e-commerce services, DSL high-speed Internet access and advanced voice features are available in many areas for business customers.



State and U.S. highways provide easy access to the country's interstate system.


Map Courtesy of: West Central IEDC.