Located just north of Lafayette and just over an hour from the Chicago area, White County offers companies outstanding resources and opportunities for growth. The county also provides the advantages of thriving small towns with healthy downtown areas, along with extensive recreational resources that include a pair of resort lakes, Freeman and Shafer, as well as the popular Indiana Beach amusement park. Interstate 65 crosses the county, providing quick access to Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Chicago, and county industries are served by rail from both CSX Transportation and the Toledo Peoria & Western Railroad.
While many areas contemplate new approaches to energy, White County has been at the forefront of renewables, with nearly 300 turbines generating 500 megawatts of electricity, a pair of hydroelectric dams, a landfill gas generation plant, an anaerobic digester, and even a pilot facility growing algae from municipal waste. Innovative farmers are employing new energy technologies to improve efficiency and reduce costs, and local public schools have added training in renewable energy to the curriculum. In addition, all four local school districts are linked through videoconferencing to share specialized teachers and other resources.
As one of Indiana’s strongest agricultural counties, White County produces large numbers of hogs, cattle, corn, and soybeans every year. That makes the county the ideal location for companies that rely on large volumes of commodities, from food processing and meatpacking, to feed production, to ethanol production.
Thanks to our proximity to Purdue University and a strong work ethic among our residents, White County is home to many companies in biomedical and advanced manufacturing. Look through our list of employers, and you’ll see companies involved in surgical tool sharpening, wound patch production and development; components and services for the electronics, automotive, and medical industries; and specialized packaging for companies in the medical, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics and industrial markets.
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