Proximity

Indiana State Road 3, 5, 9, and 120

  • All pass through Lagrange County

U.S. Highway 20

  • 7 miles away from Howe-Lagrange interchange to Indiana Toll Road
  • U.S. 20 is a coast- to- coast route

I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road

  • LaGrange is located off of exit 121 of the toll road, which is 157 miles long and runs from the Illinois state line to the Ohio state line

Metropolitan Areas

  • Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Detroit and other metropolitan areas are within a few hours drive from LaGrange County

Aquatic Ports

  • Three aquatic ports located on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan are easily accessible

Core Industries Overview

The LaGrange County Economic Corporation works with businesses and industries throughout LaGrange County. Our diverse employer base covers most facets from agricultural-based businesses to wood-crafting, and everything in between.

The LCEDC has identified seven targeted industrial clusters as likely to provide economic and job stability for the foreseeable future and that will be the catalyst behind LaGrange County’s future economic growth. We provide support for these industries as well as others outside these areas by utilizing a mix of technical support, incentive offers, and playing the role of an ombudsman to help companies navigate through the various processes that businesses face in every community.

Business Incentives Overview

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and the State of Indiana are very proactive when it comes to incentives to encourage new business expansions, business attraction projects, and entrepreneurialism. 

LaGrange County and its communities utilize TIF (tax-increment financing) districts to help improve industrial areas, and will consider the use of other incentives such as tax abatements and bonding.  Additionally, the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation has created the LaGrange County Investment Fund which was created to help assist with relocation and attraction efforts.

Below, you will find a list of some of our regional partners that can also assist with incentives and other business assistance:

Wage Benefit Survey

Here is a downloadable copy of the 2016 5-County Wage and Benefits survey for LaGrange, Steuben, Dekalb, Noble, and Whitley Counties. If you would like a paper copy of the Wage and Benefits survey please contact us, or stop by our office during business hours.

Download the 2018 survey here

Download the 2016 survey here

Download the 2015 survey here

Download the 2014 survey here

Download the 2013 survey here

Map Room

View maps of TIF Districts, Transportation, and County profiles here.

Sites & Buildings

Check out these available properties in LaGrange County!

Transportation

Commuting Patterns, 2012
Commute INTO LaGrange County % of LaGrange County Workforce Commute FROM Lagrange County % of LaGrange County Work Force
Allen County
82
0.4
380
1.6
Dekalb County
75
0.4
171
0.7
Elkhart County
758
3.5
2,886
12.1
Hamilton County
11
0.1
0
0.0
Illinois
17
0.1
10
0.0
Kosciusko County
61
0.3
49
0.2
Lake County
29
0.1
18
0.1
Marion County
61
0.3
49
0.2
Michigan
648
3.0
480
2.0
Noble County
931
4.3
874
3.7
Out of State
43
0.2
124
0.5
Porter County
11
0.1
15
0.1
St Joseph County
46
0.2
69
0.3
Ohio (State)
11
0.1
12
0.1
Steuben County
352
1.6
384
1.6
Whitley County
31
0.1
13
0.1
*Commuters to/from Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are shown separately and are not included in the “Out of State” category.
Note: These figures are provided to give a summary of commuting patterns, not employment patterns, and will not match labor force or employment numbers from sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: IBRC, using Indiana Department of Revenue data

 

Top five counties sending workers INTO LaGrange County:
Top five counties receiving workers FROM LaGrange County:
Travel To Work in 2010-12
Number
Pct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over
14,507
100.0%
  Travel To Work
13,352
92.0%
    Car, Truck, or Van
11,282
77.8%
      Traveled Alone
7,511
51.8%
      Carpooled
3,771
26.0%
     Used Public Transportation
125
0.9%
     Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other
1,945
13.4%
   Worked At Home
1,155
8.0%
Source: US Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey

 

Utilities

Water/Sewer Electric Gas
Town of LaGrange NIPSCO NIPSCO
Town of Shipshewana NIPSCO    NIPSCO
Town of Topeka NIPSCO   

NIPSCO

Town of Wolcottville NIPSCO   NIPSCO
LaGrange County Regional Utility District NIPSCO/LaGrange County REMC    NIPSCO
Unincorporated LaGrange County       LaGrange County REMC    NIPSCO