Where "Quality of Life" is No Accident

The economic, civic and cultural sophistication of Carroll County is not happenstance. Continuous, grassroots processes develop and engage strategies for continued economic growth and global competitiveness. These public/private partnerships all commit to attain sustainability in Carroll County’s economy and environment. This community meets opportunity and challenge head-on, in open discussion and debate; where business leaders share a strong voice in the civic dialogue at the local, regional and state levels. 
The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) leads community engagement and day-to-day implementation on strategies to expand and diversify the local economy. Long-term strategies seek to capitalize on unique assets in Carroll County, including our ever changing population, design thinking and sustainability systems.
We invite you to come enjoy Carroll County. Nestled in the picturesque Wabash Valley, Carroll County is a bounty of history and activity. Whether you're joining us for a visit or are meeting us as a new neighbor, you'll find Carroll County to be a community of diversity and opportunity in a setting of natural beauty and Midwestern rural charm. This is truly an exciting time to be in Carroll County; many positive developments are taking place, garnering us regional, statewide and national attention.
Carroll County is a vibrant and growing county located in Central Indiana, USA. We are uniquely situated between two large urban cities, Indianapolis, Indiana (1 ½ hours south) and Chicago, Indiana (2 hours north) with the Hoosier Heartland Highway running through the middle part of our county. Carroll County enjoys the amenities of Lafayette, Indiana but maintains a real sense of local community. We also benefit from a local airport, easy access to Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University. 
Cost of Living in Carroll County 

Tourism, Culture, Recreation, and More!

Carroll County offers a great quality of life for its residents and the businesses operating there. It sits among rich and fertile farmland accentuated by streams and river valleys. Small, family oriented communities with a strong work ethic form the backbone of the county. A variety of historic homes enhance the culture, beauty, and history of the area. The low cost of living and reasonably priced housing makes Carroll County an attractive location to live and work. A multitude of recreational opportunities abound, including boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, water skiing, horseback riding, and hiking.

For information about the who, what, when, and where of Carroll County please visit the Carroll County Portal website. 



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Job Training & Career Development

Training and continuing education is a vital component in a companies 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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Quality Education

Carroll County offers some outstanding educational opportunities. The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation and the Delphi Community School Corporation serve the majority of the county. The Twin Lakes Corporation and the Rossville School District also serve parts of the county.

The public school systems in Carroll County include:

The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation 
The Carroll Corporation serves families in the eastern and most of the southern part of the county

The Delphi Community School Corporation
The Delphi Corporation serves families in the town of Delphi as well as much of the west and central portions of the county.

The Rossville Consolidated School District
The Rossville District serves students in the very southwestern portion of the county.

The Twin Lakes School Corporation
The Twin Lakes Corporation serves families in Jefferson and Adams Townships in northwestern Carroll County.

 Additional Information about Carroll County schools can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website here


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State Incentives

Reasons to bring your business to Indiana: 

  Indiana ended 2013 with a total of 42,600 private sector jobs added for the year.

  Indiana’s labor force growth of 33,000 in 2013 was the 6th highest in the nation. 

  The decrease in Indiana’s unemployment rate in December (-0.4%) was the 6th largest drop in the U.S.

  Over the past year, Indiana’s unemployment rate declined 1.4%, which is the 7th largest decrease in the nation.

  The Hoosier State ranks 5th in the nation in percentage of private sector job growth (9.3%) and 11th in total private sector jobs added (217,100) since July 2009, the low point of employment in Indiana.

  Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation in number of manufacturing jobs added (63,300) and 3rd in percentage of growth (14.8%) since July 2009.

  The Hoosier State continues to have the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs as a portion of the private sector in the United States. 

  Over the past year, Indiana has added the 8th most Trade, Transportation & Utilities jobs in U.S. (17,800) at a rate (3.1%) that is 6rd best in the nation.

  Since the low point of employment in July 2009, Indiana has added 43,900 Trade, Transportation and Utilities jobs, which ranks 8th in the nation, at an 8.0% rate of growth, which is 7th in the nation.

  Over the past year, Indiana’s growth in the Professional & Business Services sector (4.6%) ranks 6th in the U.S.

Since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana’s rate of growth in Professional & Business Services ranks 4th in the nation.


Tax Credits

The Primary tax credit available is the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit (EDGE). This credit is available from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. The Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) is a refundable tax credit program rewarding companies for creating jobs and contributing to the growth of Indiana’s economy. EDGE credits are calculated as a percentage of payroll tax withholding for net new Indiana jobs. EDGE credits may be awarded for a period of up to 10 years.
Headquarters Relocation Tax Credit When a business relocates its corporate headquarters (the location of the principal office of executives) to Indiana, it is entitled to a credit against its state tax liability equal to half of the costs incurred in relocating the headquarters. A company must have worldwide annual revenue of at least $100 million to qualify.

Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (HBITC). This program encourages capital investment in Indiana by providing a credit against a company’s Indiana tax liability. The credit amount is based on a company’s qualified capital investment with the final credit amount determined by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation based on an analysis of the economic benefits of the proposed investment.

Infrastructure Improvements

The State of Indiana has the Industrial Development Grant Fund and the Industrial Development Infrastructure Program available to assist with the infrastructure needs of your project.

Skills Enhancement Fund

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation can has grants available for the initial start-up training of new Indiana residents hired during the first two years of a facility’s operation. Thereafter, grants for training of additional new workers and for the retraining of existing workers are available on a two-year basis. Each grant is limited to a maximum of 50% of the total training budget for your company. Subsequent training grants are generally limited to no more than $200,000 per company every two years.

Work Keys

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development offers grants to companies for the Work Key program. Work Keys measures the comprehensive employability skills such as reading, math, listening, teamwork, etc. This program has helped companies to find the right work force to meet their specific workforce needs. In addition, funding is available to assist with training needs identified through the assessment.

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Carroll County Wants Your Business

We offer competitive packages with state and local incentives to meet your needs.

The Carroll County Economic Development team is prepared to do what it takes to assist a new or expanding enterprise. We can help you identify a prospective location and provide information on available buildings and land t
o match your facility requirements. We can arrange and conduct site and facility tours of any property of interest to you. We offer our continued commitment to ensure the best programs are in place. If you need further information, assistance, or other enticements, our support is just a question away.


The Carroll County Commissioners, the Carroll County Council, and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora have all demonstrated a willingness to help industrial companies grow through the use of tax abatement. Tax abatements are available for both manufacturing equipment (5 or 10 years) and for capital improvement. We welcome new projects that offer job growth with good wages and expansion projects that add new jobs or that retain employment.

Carroll County and county municipalities will create Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in order to make public improvements within those districts that will promote private sector development. During the development period, taxes are frozen at the predevelopment level. As property values in the allocation area increase as a result of new development, the additional tax revenues are used to meet debt service on issued bonds or finance future growth in the district.

The cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora and Carroll County are committed to the attraction of new businesses as well as the growth and retention of existing employers. They will aggressively work to attract and retain employers. Investment, number of jobs created or retained, wage levels and other factors that make Carroll County a better community are factors involved in the level of incentive support.

Carroll County and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora will aggressively work with employers to secure grant funding to assist in the training of new employees. Funding may include the State Skills Enhancement Funds or cooperative efforts in conjunction with Ivy Tech State College. Please contact the Carroll County EDC for questions and assistance.

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