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About

The City of Marion

Mar­i­on is a small city of just under 30,000 peo­ple locat­ed in Grant Coun­ty in the heart of Indi­ana. Our City of Cham­pi­ons” is home to many inno­v­a­tive busi­ness­es, resource­ful and car­ing non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, and hard-work­ing, tena­cious, loy­al cit­i­zens. Mar­i­on is one of the best cities in the U.S. to raise a fam­i­ly, offer­ing low tax rates, low cost of liv­ing, and many qual­i­ty-of-life ameni­ties. In 2015, Nerd Wal­let named Mar­i­on #3 in the nation of the Best Small Cities in America”.

Our Mission

To bring pos­i­tive ener­gy and growth to the Mar­i­on com­mu­ni­ty through a proac­tive approach based on hon­esty, col­lab­o­ra­tion, and account­abil­i­ty. It is our duty to fos­ter and pre­serve a safe, healthy, and thriv­ing envi­ron­ment full of oppor­tu­ni­ty for our fam­i­ly of cit­i­zens and vis­i­tors alike.

From The Mayor

Whether you are a busi­ness or a fam­i­ly, Mar­i­on is a great place to invest.

We take pride in our award-win­ning pub­lic gar­dens, water­park, and hol­i­day walk­way of lights.

Mar­i­on has an out­stand­ing pri­vate hos­pi­tal, inno­v­a­tive VA hos­pi­tal, and a nation­al ceme­tery. We are easy to access with one of the best air­ports in the state. Mar­i­on is home to the largest pri­vate col­lege in Indi­ana, a state-of-the-art tech col­lege, and exem­plary pub­lic and pri­vate schools. While our schools hold many cham­pi­onship titles, our true cham­pi­ons are the cit­i­zens that make our com­mu­ni­ty a spe­cial place to call home.

Jess Alum­baugh | May­or

Our His­to­ry

Mar­i­on was named after the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War Gen­er­al, Fran­cis Mar­i­on. The city was found­ed in 1831 by Mar­tin Boots and David Bran­son who each donat­ed 30 acres of land to devel­op a city by the flow­ing Mis­sissinewa Riv­er, after near­ly 20 years of set­tle­ment fol­low­ing the bloody, vic­to­ri­ous his­toric Bat­tle of the Mis­sissinewa of 1812

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Facts and Figures

Marion has 80% of the U.S. market within a one day truck drive. (2017)

Grant County Economic Growth Council

Marion has a workforce of 250,000 people to draw from. (2017)

Grant County Economic Growth Council

Marion is one of the best cities in the nation for first-time home buyers to purchase a home. (2017)

LendEDU

Business climate survey results show that Marion/Grant County is an overall favorable place to run a business. (2017)

Grant County Economic Growth Council

Marion is the 3rd Best Small City in America. (2015)

Nerd Wallet

Marion is one the top 75 U.S. small cities to start a business. (2018)

Wallethub