Major industry in Carroll County include Ag Based, Food Processing, and Manufacturing. 

Hoosier Market Watch (updated daily)Carroll County is the #1 pork producer in the state and # 5 in the countyCarroll County is the #1 pork producer in the state and # 5 in the county

At the state level, animal agriculture represented $7.0 billion in revenues,
$1.2 billion in household income, and 32,600 jobs. In addition, it yielded
an estimated $287 million in income taxes, and $208 million in property

Over the past decade, the expansion of animal agriculture in Indiana has led
to increases of $1.6 billion in economic output, $271 million in household
wages, 7,200 jobs, and $64 million in tax revenue.
Source: United Soybean Board (2011 data)

The Facts

  • Soybeans in the form of soybean meal are fed as a protein source to livestock.
  • Livestock is the biggest consumer of Indiana soybeans.
  • Indiana Livestock consumed 1.18 million tons of soybeans meal in 2011.
  • 39.3 million bushels of Indiana soybeans in the form of soybean meal were fed to livestock in the state.
  • Hogs – 16.7 million bushels
  • Egg Layers – 10.6 million bushels
  • Turkeys – 6 million bushels
  • Dairy Cattle – 3.7 million bushels
  • Broilers – 1.7 million bushels
  • Beef Cattle – 600,000 bushel

Indiana Packers is the county's largest Ag Based Business and employer.

Indiana Packers is a fully integrated pork production company that places a company profile
premium value on our relationships with our employees, our Midwest community, our earth and our partner customers in the food industry.

It's this simple, common-thread belief, starting with the executive leadership and running all throughout the team, that ensures the very best from our farms to you.

The Carroll County facility has expanded from a mere 270,000 square feet to more than 600,000 square feet. And, with our eye on the horizon, anticipating market needs, we’re never done evolving. Indiana Packers employs more than 2,000 people who pride themselves on their work and the products they place in the hands of our customers. Indiana Packers’ current daily production capacity is 16,800 hogs—up from 4,200 hogs a day as a startup operation in 1991.

In addition to their signature fresh pork items, Indiana Packers offers a variety of smoked meat products, such as ham, bacon and sausage that are sure to fit your retail or food service needs—in the U.S. or in markets around the world.

Ag Based Industry Resources: 
Carroll County Ag Association

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Workforce Development

Job Training and Career Development

Training and continuing education is a vital component in a company’s formula for success. Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals, for instance understanding a process and operating a certain machine or system. Career development, on the other side, puts emphasis on broader skills, which are applicable in a wide range of situations. This includes decision-making, thinking creatively and managing people. Below is a summary of what resources are available to you in Carroll County and surrounding areas.

Region 4 Workforce Board - Tecumseh Area Partnership

Tecumseh Area Partnership, Inc. (d/b/a Region 4 Workforce Board) is a workforce intermediary whose goal is to connect economic development, education, community-based organizations, local elected officials, employers and job seekers in any way that's needed to have the quality of the area's workforce be a source of competitive advantage and strength.

Through convening and collaboration with stakeholders TAP seeks to strengthen the regional talent pool of workers to match private sector investment in technology, capitol and product improvement and connect job seekers and job providers; and connect both job seekers and job providers with educational training programs to continuously update skills. For more information please visit their website.

Other useful resources:

Indiana Institute for Working Families "Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator"

O*Net Online - Career Exploration and Job Analysis Site

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