Located just northeast of Lafayette on the new Hoosier Heartland Corridor, Carroll County has been the longtime home to value-added agricultural producers and quality-conscious manufacturers. With surprisingly affordable land, it’s also right in the heart of the state’s strongest wind area.
Connecting Lafayette and Fort Wayne, the State Road 25 corridor has been a longtime artery for manufacturers in many industries. With the highly advanced and successful Subaru of Indiana production facility just 16 miles away, and numerous large automotive and other heavy manufacturing leaders within a half-day’s drive, Carroll County is the ideal place for the companies that supply parts and systems to those manufacturing plants.
Carroll County is home to the massive Indiana Packers plant that can process nearly 17,000 hogs per day. Local workers understand the food production industry and have the training to serve its needs. At the center of the rich agricultural resources of Indiana’s Technology Corridor, the county is well-situated to accommodate other value-added agricultural companies.
Through the Hoosier Heartland Corridor project, Indiana is currently upgrading State Route 25 to a state-of-the-art four-lane highway that will provide faster access to Fort Wayne and connections to Ohio’s Interstate 75 and the port facilities at Toledo. In addition, the county is just minutes from Interstate 65, providing a quick link to the Chicago and Indianapolis areas. Carroll County is also served by the Norfolk Southern’s ex-Wabash Railroad mainline, providing fast freight connections to the East Coast, Kansas City, and Cincinnati.
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