Vermillion County offers abundant sites for many industries
Vermillion County, Indiana’s natural assets, including its central location and extensive resources, make it a powerful choice for companies small and large. More than a million workers live within an hour of the county, and workforce development resources abound. With a wide variety of sites and buildings that are supported by an extensive infrastructure, those companies can get down to business quickly. Our communities and countryside are particularly well-suited for companies in several industries, including:
With excellent rail, interstate, state highway, and cargo connectivity, Vermillion County gives large and small manufacturers highly efficient ways to move raw materials in and finished products out. The area surrounding our county has a labor force that’s one million strong, with many highly skilled workers. Extensive educational and workforce development resources are in place to deliver the specific skills that your company needs. Outstanding manufacturing sites are available at our Vermillion Rise Mega Park and throughout the county.
Vermillion County’s central location and well-thought-out transportation network are ready-made for companies in the warehousing, distribution, and logistics sectors. Interstate 74 provides quick east-west access, and the Interstate 70 corridor is just minutes to the south, providing a rapid route to anywhere from Maryland to Utah. Indiana’s divided Highway 63 and Route 71 are high-quality north-south backbones. CSX Transportation provides rail links to the nation, with existing rail service to Vermillion Rise Mega Park.
Shippers needing air access will appreciate the proximity of Indianapolis International Airport, with its FedEx hub and global air cargo providers. Airports in nearby Terre Haute and Lafayette are also equipped to handle large cargo jets. In addition, Indiana’s three modern port facilities — one on Lake Michigan and two on the Ohio River — are within a half-day’s drive of Vermillion County.
Nearly 90 percent of Vermillion County’s businesses have fewer than ten employees, so local government and organizations are accustomed to working with entrepreneurial firms. The Vermillion County Economic Development Council is an active member of the Indiana Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. We provide micro-lending options to start-ups and small businesses, and have been a driving force behind the Main Street groups in Clinton, Cayuga, and Dana that support Shop Small/Shop Local. Vermillion County was one of Indiana’s four 2015 Hometown Collaboration Initiative finalists, giving our county access to resources that will support businesses to strengthen the community.