Steuben County's Success Story: Angola, IN, Soars to 3rd in U.S. Micropolitan Rankings

Steuben County's Success Story: Angola, IN, Soars to 3rd in U.S. Micropolitan Rankings Main Photo

12 Apr 2024

Moving up six places from 2022, Angola, IN, ranked 3rd overall in the U.S. for Micropolitans with ten projects, according to Site Selection Magazine. A micropolitan statistical area has a population of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To be included in Site Selection's list, ongoing or planned projects in the city must meet at least one of three criteria: a capital investment of at least $1 million, at least 20 new jobs, or at least 20,000 square feet.

"Angola's remarkable rise to the 3rd position in the U.S. Micropolitan Rankings is a testament to our community's unwavering commitment to economic vitality and business-friendly policies. This achievement, recognized by Site Selection Magazine, is a source of immense pride for us. It underscores the strength of our skilled workforce, the support of our local governments, and the vibrancy of our economy. This recognition paves the way for further growth and prosperity in Angola and Steuben County as a whole," expressed Isaac Lee, Executive Director of Steuben County Economic Development Corporation.

Angola's Micropolitan Success: Driving Growth and Prosperity in Steuben County

Angola's inclusion in the Top Micropolitan List is not just a recognition, but a gateway to new economic development opportunities. It attracts businesses, investors, and developers who are seeking new avenues for growth. Moreover, it enhances Steuben County's visibility nationally, potentially leading to a surge in inquiries from interested businesses, investors, and developers who are keen to explore the potential of the county.

The city's economic strength is a driving force for Steuben County's long-term growth and sustainability. This favorable environment makes it easier for businesses to expand in Angola and the surrounding areas, leading to job creation and economic growth. This robust economic landscape instills confidence in the sustainability of the county's economy.

Economic Growth in Angola: Enhancing Quality of Life and Opportunity

Angola's economic growth, as evidenced by its high ranking, is about more than numbers and investments. It's about improving the lives of its residents. As businesses expand and new companies open up, job opportunities increase, wages improve, and access to goods and services becomes more convenient. This growth enhances the overall standard of living in Angola, making it a more appealing place to live and work.

Overall, Angola's ranking in the Top Micropolitan List is a win for the city and Steuben County. It showcases the county's assets and attracts new economic growth and development opportunities.

Steuben County Economic Development Corporation

The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing economic development in Steuben County and its municipalities. Our mission is to foster economic prosperity through collaboration, creating more employment opportunities, and improving the quality of life for residents. We offer comprehensive services, including business retention and expansion, business attraction, talent attraction and development, and community development and growth.

Visit to learn more about how we can support your business and contribute to the economic success of Steuben County.