Steuben County is in the Industrial Heart of America

Steuben County, Indiana, boasts a diverse economic landscape anchored by a spectrum of well-established industries. These industries have not only found a home here but have flourished due to the region's unique advantages and proactive strategies.


Advanced Technology and Innovation

Steuben County's commitment to innovation has birthed a thriving technology sector. From software development to cutting-edge research, the county's investment in education and collaboration has catalyzed technological breakthroughs. As a result, industries related to advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and software development have gained a strong foothold, further amplifying the region's economic potential.

Building Materials

Steuben County boasts a thriving Building Materials industry, contributing significantly to the local economy. With a strategic location, robust infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and a supportive business environment, Steuben County has become an attractive destination for businesses in this sector.

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Building on Success

These industries have thrived in Steuben County due to a combination of factors that make the region uniquely suited for their growth. A skilled and adaptable workforce, collaborative partnerships between the public and private sectors, and an infrastructure designed to facilitate business operations are just a few of the strengths that have fueled their success.

Steuben County's Economic Development Corporation stands as a testament to the commitment to support and bolster these thriving industries. We work in harmony with local businesses, community leaders, and stakeholders to further enhance the conducive environment that fosters growth and innovation.

As we look ahead, the success stories of these established industries serve as a foundation for new ventures, inspiring the growth of emerging sectors that will shape the county's future. Steuben County's journey of prosperity is an ongoing narrative, driven by the synergy between established strengths and the promise of the undiscovered.

Manufacturing Excellence

Manufacturing lies at the heart of Steuben County's economic prowess. The county's strategic location, well-connected transportation networks, and skilled workforce have nurtured the growth of manufacturing giants. From automotive components to precision machinery, Steuben County's manufacturing prowess fuels its economy while contributing to the broader industrial ecosystem.

Medical Devices

Indiana is home to a thriving ecosystem of life science companies, making it one of the leading hubs in the United States. This success is driven by a highly skilled and educated workforce nurtured by exceptional biomedical engineering and orthopedic regulatory affairs programs offered at ten esteemed colleges and universities in the region.

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Metal Fabrication & General Machining

Our highly skilled workforce specializes in cutting, forming, welding, machining, treating, and coating. With technical expertise that spans from prototype development to producing small-run metal products, Steuben County boasts a workforce capable of meeting businesses’ various metal fabrication and general machining needs.

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Plastics & Plastic Products

Steuben County boasts several prominent firms actively involved in the thriving plastics industry. These companies specialize in a range of plastic processing activities, such as wire harnessing, injection molding, vacuum molding, and more. Notably, wire harnessing activities cater to the diverse needs of the region’s appliance and automotive sectors. Additionally, these firms manufacture a wide array of plastic products tailored to meet the requirements of various end users.

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Printing, Paper & Wood

Printing, Paper & Wood products have emerged as a prominent employment sector in Steuben County. This sector encompasses various areas, including commercial printing operations, exterior marketing products, furniture, and other related products within these broader industry sectors.

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Renewable Energy

Steuben County has abundant renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, biomass, and hydroelectric power. Our strategic location and favorable climate make us an ideal destination for harnessing these clean energy sources. As a result, our county has become a hub for innovative renewable energy projects, attracting local entrepreneurs and national investors.

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Tourism and Recreation

Steuben County's pristine landscapes, including its lakes and natural reserves, have turned tourism and recreation into formidable contributors to the local economy. Our lakeside charm attracts visitors seeking outdoor activities, water sports, and relaxation. This industry, supported by local hospitality businesses, adds a unique dimension to the county's economic fabric.