Pro-Business and Low Taxes

Wells County has a reputation as not only a great place to do business but also a marvelous county in the State of Indiana to visit, settle down or raise a family. The county is emerging as a desirable place for companies to locate or expand for reasons from low taxes to outstanding, pro-business, local and state incentives.

Wells County, IN

Small Town Feel, Big Amenities

DeKalb County, Indiana is named after the revolutionary war hero Johann, Baron de Kalb. The DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) has instituted a host of incentives to draw businesses in and increase employment opportunities. Business in Focus spoke with its Executive Director Anton King.

DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership

Coming Together for Growth

Greater Evansville, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, is going through a lot of change, and it has been positive. The third-largest city in the state, Evansville is in the midst of increasing its infrastructure capacity with huge projects in its downtown. We spoke with Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville President Ellen Horan and Marketing Communications Manager Abby Elpers.

Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

Community First

“There’s a real sense of community here,” says Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance President/CEO Charles Sparks. “People feel like they can really make a difference by getting involved.” With an unemployment rate consistently below five percent and accolades ranging from Industry Week magazine’s “First in the nation in manufacturing presence, productivity and strength” to “Indiana Community of the Year,” the claim checks out.

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

Diverse Opportunities in Indiana

Hendricks County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Located on the outskirts of Indianapolis, Hendricks offers the economic opportunities of larger cities with a charm that comes from its smaller towns.

Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership

At the Crossroads of America

The state of Indiana demonstrates how collaborative leadership, a pro-growth environment and an engaged community can contribute to economic vitality and improved quality of life. Strategically located, fiscally sound and dedicated to growth, Indiana is a leader in the Midwest and the nation.


Room to Grow

Salina is located in north-central Kansas amidst the Smokey Hills region of the Great Plains. In this region, there are many opportunities for business. The Salina Community Economic Development Organization (SCEDO) is a relatively new organization that works with the local chamber of commerce to further the economic health of Salina with a diverse business culture. Revitalization efforts are underway, and industrial parks are at the ready. Business in Focus spoke with Executive Director Mitch Robinson.

Salina Community Economic Development Organization

The Industry of Innovation

The Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit focused on the economic development of four communities in Leavenworth County including Leavenworth, Lansing, Basehor and Tonganoxie. It works to recruit new businesses and retain and expand existing businesses. Steve Jack, executive director of the LCDC, believes that Leavenworth County is uniquely situated to attract business to the area.

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

From Wild West to High Technology and Higher Education

It is a county with a Wild West past, a well-educated workforce and very fast Internet speeds. Ellis County, Kansas also has a low cost of living, a low crime rate and low unemployment. As one of the leading oil and gas producing counties in the state, Ellis County is eager to expand its economic base.

Ellis County, KS

People, Place, Proximity

Named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the beloved American diplomat, scientist, printer and author, Franklin County is one of the most readily accessible counties in the entire State of Kansas. The 572-square-mile county lies right in the heart of the United States transportation corridor and is reachable via road, rail, barge and port, making Franklin County an ideal location for businesses of all sizes to set down roots.

Franklin County, KS

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Keep on Trucking

North America’s trucking industry has been wrestling with the growing issue of a driver shortage for many years – particularly in the long-haul sector. The industry, businesses, and government are all looking for ways to fill the urgent need for more truckers. Suggestions to solve this are wide-ranging, and many are viable but will see results over the long term.