Steuben County is in the Industrial Heart of America
Businesses choose Steuben County for its well-developed infrastructure. Easy access to international and regional airports. Major interstate highways. An extensive rail network. Steuben County is America’s Intersection, with businesses able to access more than 80% of the U.S. and Canadian population within one day’s travel.
I-80/90, America’s longest interstate highway running from Boston to Seattle, and I-69, planned to run from Mexico to Canada, are part of a transportation network including seven U.S. highways and over 20 state roads.
The Tri-State Steuben County Airport features a 4,540-foot runway just four miles from the central business district in Angola, Indiana. Taking I-69 south for 60 minutes takes you to the Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), with 8,000 and 12,000-foot runways long enough to handle any aircraft, including the Space Shuttle.
Regional Airports in Northeast Indiana
Steuben County has access to the Indiana Northeastern Railroad—a Class II Freight Railroad. The Indiana Northeastern Railroad stretches nearly 130 miles, with major interchanges in Montpelier, Ohio (less than 30 miles from Steuben County) and Sturgis, Michigan (roughly 40 miles from Steuben County). With regularly scheduled freight trains and tailored switching services, the Indiana Northeastern moves freight and maintains several trainload and warehouse facilities and easy access to Interstate 69, the Indiana Toll Road, and Michigan State Route 12.
Steuben County has a plentiful water supply that can support industrial businesses and caters to the specific needs of the food and agriculture industry. Based on findings from the Angola Water Department and INTERA Water Resources Services, Steuben County has a 5 million gallon daily surplus. The public supply needs are small compared to the local water availability.
Broadband access supports the economy and allows Steuben County to be competitive. While the region’s infrastructure is built to see businesses succeed, it also improves the quality of life for all, thanks to increased communication and access to information. Steuben County is home to 183 miles of dark fiber (in or above ground), enhancing business connections through various Internet Service Providers (ISP).
Steuben County is powered by two of the nation’s largest electrical service providers, Indiana Michigan Power (AEP) and Northern Indiana Public Service Company. Steuben County REMC is a member-owned, member-controlled nonprofit electric distribution utility service provider in the county. There are also many regional member-owned, member-controlled nonprofit electric distribution utility service providers in Northeast Indiana.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) provides natural gas in Steuben County. Offering dependable services, NIPSCO serves large portions of Indiana, offering highly competitive rates and can quickly meet the demands of new businesses.
Two international ports, Burns Harbor and the Port of Toledo, are within 130 miles of Steuben County. These multimodal transportation hubs are well-positioned as inland distribution points for North American commerce.
There are also three ports in Indiana that serve the region as well as Ohio.