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  • Carroll County, Indiana

    Carroll County is located in mid-northwestern Indiana, 19 miles from I-65. IN State MAP- web
    It is the crossing site for seven (7) highways, two (2) rail lines, and the new Hoosier Heartland Corridor. Carroll County is strategically located for workers, with a population of 360,000 people in the immediate surrounding counties. Carroll County is also within at five-hour drive of nearly 53,000,000 others.

    Travel time from major areas

    Lafayette, Indiana - 30 minutes / 18 miles
    West Lafayette, Indiana - 40 minutes / 21 miles
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana - 2 hours / 97 miles
    Indianapolis, Indiana - 1 1/2 hours / 78 miles
    Chicago, Illinois - 2 1/2 hours / 125 miles
    Louisville, Kentucky - 3 hours / 192 miles 

    Quick Stats (see more here)

    County Population (2012 est.): 20,095

    • Urban Dwellers: 19%

    • Rural Dwellers: 81%

    Stats on the Labor Force
    County Seat:
    Largest City: Delphi (pop in 2010: 2,893)
    Population per Sq. Mile: 54.9
    Sq. Miles: 372.3
    Cities: Delphi
    Towns:  Camden, Flora, Burlington, Yeoman
    Villages:  Cutler, Bringhurst, Deer Creek, Ockley, Radnor, Pyrmont, Rockfield, Burrows

    Townships: Adams, Burlington, Carrollton, Clay, Deer Creek, Democrat,
    Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Monroe, Rock Creek, Tippecanoe, Washington

    Leading Employers 

    • Indiana Packers Corporation a fully integrated pork company, centralized in one Midwest location to provide the freshest, premium-quality products to the food industry. IPC employees over 200 workers. 

    • Tri-Green Tractor; a John Deere dealer and servicer employing 40 workers. 

    • The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company serving customers across North America and in global markets, doing business in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and consumer retailing industries. US Aggregates, Inc.

    • Mann Chevrolet Welcome to Mann Chevrolet Buick GMC! We are dedicated to providing our Delphi Buick Chevrolet and GMC customers with a wide selection of cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs to choose from. 

    • Delphi Body Works, Inc. At Delphi Body Works, we pride ourselves on manufacturing quality, custom equipment for the traffic signal, sign, railroad, light rail and utility industries. 

    Additional Resources & Statistics

    Additional statistics about Carroll County Indiana can be found here

    Statistics about Indiana can be found here

    The US Census has state analysis and quick facts here

    Indiana specific statistics from US Department of Agriculture can be found here 

  • Transportation

    Carroll County is conveniently located within 300 miles of major east-central United States markets. These cities include Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Columbus (Ohio), Louisville, Lansing, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Davenport, and Cincinnati.

    Carroll County has a number of rail and air options in addition to its seven highways. A main Norfolk Southern trunk line runs through the county along SR 25 and the new Hoosier Heartland corridor. The Winamac Southern line also serves the county. Delphi’s airport sits just a mile south of the new Hoosier Heartland corridor. It is being upgraded to a 4,000 ft. runway. Flora also has a municipal airport just to the west of town.


    Norfolk Southern

    Winamac Southern Railway Company


    The new Hoosier Heartland Highway is a vital part of our economic growth. To learn more about the Hoosier Heartland project click here.


    The Delphi Municipal Airport is a thriving, growing facility serving the city of Delphi, Indiana, and surrounding areas including Carroll County, Lafayette/West Lafayette - home of Purdue University, and the Indiana Beach resort area of Monticello.


  • Utilities

    Carroll County’s natural gas is provided by NIPSCO or NIPSCO subsidiaries. Duke Energy provides the power for Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Rockfield. The Flora Power Company provides Flora’s power needs in conjunction with IMC. Power is supplied to the rural areas of the county by the Carroll White REMC and Duke Energy. Delphi, Camden, and Flora provide municipal water and sewage services. Burlington and Rockfield each provide sewer service for their areas.


    • Sanitary Sewer System: Daily capacity: 100,000 gallons/day.
    • Electrical Power: Duke Energy
    • Natural Gas: Kokomo Gas and Fuel/NIPSCO
    • Telecommunications: Phone: SBC/AT&T; Internet: SBC/AT&T DSL, Century Link


    • Water System: 2 Wells.
    • Sanitary Sewer System
    • Electrical Power: Duke Energy/REMC
    • Natural Gas: NIPSCO
    • Telecommunications: Phone: TDS Telecom. Internet: TDS Telecom (DSL) and Wi-Power wireless, Century Link


    • Water System: 5 Wells. Capacity: 1,728,000 gallons daily.
    • Sanitary Sewer System: Capacity: 1,500,000 gallons daily.
    • Electrical Power: Duke Energy.
    • Natural Gas: NIPSCO.
    • Telecommunications: Phone: Frontier; Internet: Frontier DSL, Wi-Power, Century Link


    • Water System: 3 Wells. Capacity: 720,000 gallons daily
    • Sanitary Sewer System: Daily capacity: 428,000 gallons daily
    • Electrical Power: Flora Electric Utilities
    • Natural Gas: NIPSCO
    • Telecommunications: Phone: Embarq; Internet: Embarq and Wi-Power, Century Link


    • Sanitary Sewer System: Daily capacity: 30,000 gallons/day; Current daily use: 15,000 gallons/day
    • Electrical Power: Duke Energy
    • Natural Gas: NIPSCO
    • Telecommunications: Phone: TDS Telecom. Internet:Wi-Power, Century Link
    Other Utility and Company Links

    Duke Energy - Indiana

    Kokomo Gas & Fuel/NIPSCO



    TDS Telecom


    Flora Utilities


    Carroll White REMC

    Century Link:

    Hughes Net: or 1-855-663-0185



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    Carroll County Wants Your Business

    We offer competitive packages with state and local incentives to meet your needs.

The Carroll County Economic Development team is prepared to do what it takes to assist a new or expanding enterprise. We can help you identify a prospective location and provide information on available buildings and land t
    o match your facility requirements. We can arrange and conduct site and facility tours of any property of interest to you. We offer our continued commitment to ensure the best programs are in place. If you need further information, assistance, or other enticements, our support is just a question away.


    The Carroll County Commissioners, the Carroll County Council, and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora have all demonstrated a willingness to help industrial companies grow through the use of tax abatement. Tax abatements are available for both manufacturing equipment (5 or 10 years) and for capital improvement. We welcome new projects that offer job growth with good wages and expansion projects that add new jobs or that retain employment.

    Carroll County and county municipalities will create Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in order to make public improvements within those districts that will promote private sector development. During the development period, taxes are frozen at the predevelopment level. As property values in the allocation area increase as a result of new development, the additional tax revenues are used to meet debt service on issued bonds or finance future growth in the district.

    The cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora and Carroll County are committed to the attraction of new businesses as well as the growth and retention of existing employers. They will aggressively work to attract and retain employers. Investment, number of jobs created or retained, wage levels and other factors that make Carroll County a better community are factors involved in the level of incentive support.

    Carroll County and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora will aggressively work with employers to secure grant funding to assist in the training of new employees. Funding may include the State Skills Enhancement Funds or cooperative efforts in conjunction with Ivy Tech State College. Please contact the Carroll County EDC for questions and assistance.
  • State Incentives

    Reasons to bring your business to Indiana: 

      Indiana ended 2013 with a total of 42,600 private sector jobs added for the year.

      Indiana’s labor force growth of 33,000 in 2013 was the 6th highest in the nation. 

      The decrease in Indiana’s unemployment rate in December (-0.4%) was the 6th largest drop in the U.S.

      Over the past year, Indiana’s unemployment rate declined 1.4%, which is the 7th largest decrease in the nation.

      The Hoosier State ranks 5th in the nation in percentage of private sector job growth (9.3%) and 11th in total private sector jobs added (217,100) since July 2009, the low point of employment in Indiana.

      Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation in number of manufacturing jobs added (63,300) and 3rd in percentage of growth (14.8%) since July 2009.

      The Hoosier State continues to have the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs as a portion of the private sector in the United States. 

      Over the past year, Indiana has added the 8th most Trade, Transportation & Utilities jobs in U.S. (17,800) at a rate (3.1%) that is 6rd best in the nation.

      Since the low point of employment in July 2009, Indiana has added 43,900 Trade, Transportation and Utilities jobs, which ranks 8th in the nation, at an 8.0% rate of growth, which is 7th in the nation.

      Over the past year, Indiana’s growth in the Professional & Business Services sector (4.6%) ranks 6th in the U.S.

    Since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana’s rate of growth in Professional & Business Services ranks 4th in the nation.


    Tax Credits

    The Primary tax credit available is the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit (EDGE). This credit is available from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. The Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) is a refundable tax credit program rewarding companies for creating jobs and contributing to the growth of Indiana’s economy. EDGE credits are calculated as a percentage of payroll tax withholding for net new Indiana jobs. EDGE credits may be awarded for a period of up to 10 years.
    Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit When a business relocates its corporate headquarters (the location of the principal office of executives) to Indiana, it is entitled to a credit against its state tax liability equal to half of the costs incurred in relocating the headquarters. A company must have worldwide annual revenue of at least $100 million to qualify.
    Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (HBITC). This program encourages capital investment in Indiana by providing a credit against a company’s Indiana tax liability. The credit amount is based on a company’s qualified capital investment with the final credit amount determined by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation based on an analysis of the economic benefits of the proposed investment.

    Infrastructure Improvements

    The State of Indiana has the Industrial Development Grant Fund and the Industrial Development Infrastructure Program available to assist with the infrastructure needs of your project.

    Skills Enhancement Fund

    The Indiana Economic Development Corporation can has grants available for the initial start-up training of new Indiana residents hired during the first two years of a facility’s operation. Thereafter, grants for training of additional new workers and for the retraining of existing workers are available on a two-year basis. Each grant is limited to a maximum of 50% of the total training budget for your company. Subsequent training grants are generally limited to no more than $200,000 per company every two years.

    Work Keys

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development offers grants to companies for the Work Key program. Work Keys measures the comprehensive employability skills such as reading, math, listening, teamwork, etc. This program has helped companies to find the right work force to meet their specific workforce needs. In addition, funding is available to assist with training needs identified through the assessment.

    Entrepreneurs will tell you: From its central U.S. location to its falling corporate tax rate to its remarkably skilled labor force, Indiana works for business. Discover it for yourself. Here are 100 compelling reasons to move your business to Indiana! Click the picture above to see the top 100 reasons you should bring your business to Indiana.

  • Quality Education

    Carroll County offers some outstanding educational opportunities. The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation and the Delphi Community School Corporation serve the majority of the county. The Twin Lakes Corporation and the Rossville School District also serve parts of the county.

    The public school systems in Carroll County include:

    The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation 
    The Carroll Corporation serves families in the eastern and most of the southern part of the county

    The Delphi Community School Corporation
    The Delphi Corporation serves families in the town of Delphi as well as much of the west and central portions of the county.

    The Rossville Consolidated School District
    The Rossville District serves students in the very southwestern portion of the county.

    The Twin Lakes School Corporation
    The Twin Lakes Corporation serves families in Jefferson and Adams Townships in northwestern Carroll County.

     Additional Information about Carroll County schools can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website here


  • Job Training & Career Development

    Training and continuing education is a vital component in a companies formula for success.  Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals, for instance understanding a process and operating a certain machine or system. Career development, on the other side, puts emphasis on broader skills, which are applicable in a wide range of situations. This includes decision making, thinking creatively and managing people. Below is a summary of what resources are available to you in Carroll County and surrounding areas.

    Region 4 Workforce Board - Tecumseh Area Partnership
    Tecumseh Area Partnership, Inc. (d/b/a Region 4 Workforce Board) is a workforce intermediary whose goal is to connect economic development, education, community-based organizations, local elected officials, employers and job seekers in any way that's needed to have the quality of the area's workforce be a source of competitive advantage and strength.

    Through convening and collaboration with stakeholders TAP seeks to strengthen the regional talent pool of workers to match private sector investment in technology, capitol and product improvement and connect job seekers and job providers; and connect both job seekers and job providers with educational training programs to continuously update skills. For more information please visit their website.
    Other useful resources:
    Indiana Institute for Working Families "Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator"
    O*Net Online - Career Exploration and Job Analysis Site



  • Where "Quality of Life" is No Accident

    The economic, civic and cultural sophistication of Carroll County is not happenstance. Continuous, grassroots processes develop and engage strategies for continued economic growth and global competitiveness. These public/private partnerships all commit to attain sustainability in Carroll County’s economy and environment. This community meets opportunity and challenge head-on, in open discussion and debate; where business leaders share a strong voice in the civic dialogue at the local, regional and state levels. 
    The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) leads community engagement and day-to-day implementation on strategies to expand and diversify the local economy. Long-term strategies seek to capitalize on unique assets in Carroll County, including our ever changing population, design thinking and sustainability systems.
    We invite you to come enjoy Carroll County. Nestled in the picturesque Wabash Valley, Carroll County is a bounty of history and activity. Whether you're joining us for a visit or are meeting us as a new neighbor, you'll find Carroll County to be a community of diversity and opportunity in a setting of natural beauty and Midwestern rural charm. This is truly an exciting time to be in Carroll County; many positive developments are taking place, garnering us regional, statewide and national attention.
    Carroll County is a vibrant and growing county located in Central Indiana, USA. We are uniquely situated between two large urban cities, Indianapolis, Indiana (1 ½ hours south) and Chicago, Indiana (2 hours north) with the Hoosier Heartland Highway running through the middle part of our county. Carroll County enjoys the amenities of Lafayette, Indiana but maintains a real sense of local community. We also benefit from a local airport, easy access to Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University. 
    Cost of Living in Carroll County 

    Tourism, Culture, Recreation, and More!

    Carroll County offers a great quality of life for its residents and the businesses operating there. It sits among rich and fertile farmland accentuated by streams and river valleys. Small, family oriented communities with a strong work ethic form the backbone of the county. A variety of historic homes enhance the culture, beauty, and history of the area. The low cost of living and reasonably priced housing makes Carroll County an attractive location to live and work. A multitude of recreational opportunities abound, including boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, water skiing, horseback riding, and hiking.

    For information about the who, what, when, and where of Carroll County please visit the Carroll County Portal website. 



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