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, Wal-Mart 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 General Hospital, 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.
The Growth Council provides detailed economic information including industry breakdowns, incentives, workforce profiles, infrastructure, business tools and more, visit the Grant County Economic Growth Council’s website.