Bustling with commerce, industry, culture and recreation, the city of Terre Haute is the populous center of the West Central region. We are attractive for employment because of our affordable housing, arts, and entertainment venues, sporting and recreational opportunities, top-ranked universities, quality health care facilities, exceptional local food and beverage establishments as well as a large selection of nationally known restaurants.
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The average commute time is 20 minutes, which gives residents more time to squeeze in a run or a quick power shop at a local boutique—or allows more time to meet up with friends at the newest brewery or winery. And other nearby communities are vibrant, charming and affordable for employees and their families to live and play.
Cross Country Town USA
The Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course is located on 250 acres and is the proud host of 15 national cross country championships.
Griffin Mountain Bike Park
This 300-acre riding area hosts national-level racing competitions and special events. The trails are designed for riders with a variety of skills.
The Wabash River
This 500-mile river makes outdoor water activity possible. Vigo County is also home to 7,000 acres of the Wabash River’s Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area.
Snapshot of Vigo County
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Doing Business In Vigo County
Terre Haute/Vigo County is the Regional Center for Employment in West Central Indiana/East Central Illinois. Vigo County resides in the middle of a greater population area of more than 550,000 people within a 50-mile radius. If extended an additional 15-miles (to include the Indianapolis metro area and Bloomington/Monroe County metro area, as well as the Effingham, Mattoon and Danville, Illinois metro areas), a population of more than 1 million resides within a little more than an hour’s drive.
We let our incentive opportunities speak for themselves and provide you with the support to access them. Whether your business already has established roots here or you’re seeking new opportunities in West Central Indiana, Terre Haute/Vigo County provides relocation and network resources you need to grow. We work directly with business leaders to connect your company with the local industries and community. Beyond our local network, our team navigates local incentives to tailor an incentive package that meets your business needs.
Talent Grows Here
Vigo County School Corporation serves K-12 students and is first in the state with its Career & Technology Education (CTE) Program.The CTE Program trains students for employment straight out of high school. Our community is also home to four institutions of higher education.
Indiana State University
Indiana State University is continually recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the best universities in the Midwest.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman is a valuable pipeline to talent and innovative entrepreneurship.
Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods College
Saint Mary’s is the only college in Indiana that provides a bachelor’s degree in Equine Studies—one of only 20 colleges in the U.S. to do so.
Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives.
Rose-Hulman Ranked No. 1 Engineering College for 24th Straight Year
— U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges Guide – among colleges focused on bachelor’s – and master’s-level education
Major Employers in Vigo County
Our economic base is full of vibrancy, color and variety. As the primary metropolitan area in west central Indiana-Illinois bi-state area, we support a robust advanced manufacturing sector, a strong healthcare industry and a powerful higher education system.Based on the number of employees, the below lists top employers.
1. Union Medical Health (2,791* / 145* Vermillion)
2. Vigo County School Corporation (2,296*)
3. Indiana State University (1,525)
4. Vigo County (723*)
5. Amcor (710*)
7. U.S. Federal Correctional Complex (691)
8. Terre Haute Regional Hospital (644*)
Source: Direct from Employers; (*) Denotes lQ 2022
Steve has worked in the economic development arena in Terre Haute and Vigo County for nearly 32 years. He works closely with the Terre Haute EDC’s Board of Directors and local elected officials to formulate and implement the community’s economic development efforts. Steve also works closely with state level officials. He oversees both County and City Redevelopment Departments. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Indiana State University. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.