Our Commitment to Growth

Fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses and established organizations know they can attract and retain skilled talent because the City of Elkhart, Indiana is striving to deliver today’s in-demand lifestyles – affordability, infrastructure, diverse housing options, and a vast array of cultural attractions to accompany desirable career paths offering choice, challenge and competitive compensation.

While historically a strong industry base for the region and the state of Indiana, Elkhart, like many smaller, Miwest cities, has been highly concentrated in singular industrial focus and susceptible to economic shocks, technological disruptions, and workforce shortages.

Our collective leadership is motivated to execute economic diversification, programs to address workforce and quality of life issues, and investment in aging real estate and infrastructure are needed to ensure Elkhart’s resiliency.

As a result of this effort, access to talented employees – as well as to customers, suppliers and markets –  will be more enjoyed by businesses in Elkhart’s centrally located industrial and historically highly entrepreneurial economy, which has featured industry sectors with particular strategic advantages – manufacturing, transportation, supply chain management and distribution, the arts, health services, and nonprofit management.