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Doing Busi­ness Here

Doing Busi­ness Here

The City of Mar­i­on is an ide­al des­ti­na­tion for peo­ple to do busi­ness across Amer­i­ca, con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed along Indiana’s east-cen­tral por­tion of the I‑69 Cor­ri­dor, mid­way between Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

Mar­i­on is the largest city in Grant Coun­ty which hous­es some of the most suc­cess­ful man­u­fac­tur­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion plants in Indi­ana and the nation, includ­ing a Gen­er­al Motors (GM) met­al stamp­ing plant, Wal­mart Dis­tri­b­u­tion Cen­ter, Café Val­ley pro­duc­tion facil­i­ty, and Dol­lar Gen­er­al Dis­tri­b­u­tion Cen­ter. Aside from GM, Marion’s sec­ond largest employ­er is Indi­ana Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty, the largest pri­vate col­lege in the state. Marion’s third largest employ­er is Mar­i­on Health, one of America’s top 100 rur­al hos­pi­tals, pri­vate­ly owned.

Grant Coun­ty has indus­tries involved in renew­able ener­gy, agri­cul­ture, dis­tri­b­u­tion, busi­ness ser­vices, and an array of man­u­fac­tur­ing. Its prox­im­i­ty to major U.S. high­ways and state roads makes it acces­si­ble from oth­er major cities such as Chica­go, Detroit, and Louisville. The low cost of liv­ing with afford­able homes, land, and low tax­es make Mar­i­on and Grant Coun­ty an ide­al home for any business.

The Grant Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Growth Coun­cil facil­i­tates invest­ment and rein­vest­ment for job reten­tion and cre­ation by sup­port­ing local busi­ness expan­sion, stew­ard­ing the entre­pre­neur­ial envi­ron­ment, work­ing with local orga­ni­za­tions and edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, mar­ket­ing and pro­mot­ing Mar­i­on and Grant Coun­ty to attract busi­ness­es, and build­ing and retain­ing a skilled work­force. They pro­vide detailed eco­nom­ic infor­ma­tion includ­ing indus­try break­downs, incen­tives, work­force pro­files, infra­struc­ture, busi­ness tools and more.

In Jan­u­ary of 2023, Grant Coun­ty com­bined all three of its cham­bers of com­merce into one uni­fied orga­ni­za­tion: Greater Grant Coun­ty. They col­lec­tive­ly sup­port the needs of their mem­ber-investors, bring­ing com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice, busi­ness devel­op­ment, and local engage­ment toward cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment where busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions thrive. By invest­ing in GGC, busi­ness­es gain access to a wide range of resources, oppor­tu­ni­ties, and events designed to help grow and con­tribute to the over­all suc­cess and well-being of the entire region.