Doing Business In Steuben County
Steuben County offers a unique mix of business – on one hand, we reflect the manufacturing might of America’s industrial Midwest. On the other hand, we have enjoyed business growth in retail, restaurants, art galleries and a variety of businesses that make this community unique.
Steuben County is home to nearly 100 manufacturing facilities with employment exceeding 5,200. While automotive remains an important and stable part of our employment base, we are experiencing growth in a variety of industrial sectors including agribusiness, metal fabrication, precision machining, plastics and energy related products. Information technology and the use of technology for end-user sales is also a growing segment of our local economy.
The presence of companies such as Fed-Ex and Conway Trucking illustrate the fact that Steuben County enjoys locational advantages and superior transportation assets. We are located in the State of Indiana with one of the best business climates in the nation (Site Selection, May 2013), and we enjoy great transportation assets, such as the intersection of Interstates 80/90 (traveling coast-to-coast) and Interstate 69 (NAFTA Highway).
The workforce in Steuben County is ready for any challenge. With a rich history of industrial design and manufacturing, with the rich resources of Trine University, we’re a community that can operate at world-class standards. Companies like Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Tenneco, Metaldyne and Vestil are proof that the skills necessary to keep your company globally competitive can be found in Steuben County!
While we have long been known as a great place to spend time enjoying the lakes, recent years have seen many tourist or quality of life style businesses call Steuben County home. Two Vineyards (Satek and Brialli) have flourished in recent years. Dozens of local and national restaurants provide countless options for casual and fine dining. More artist and art galleries are finding a growing audience in Steuben County.
Investing in Northern Indiana Lakes Country is a solid business decision, and a smart lifestyle choice!