Monroe County Is Pioneering the Future

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Indiana has the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs nationwide. Today, 1 in 5 Hoosiers works in Advanced Manufacturing. Bloomington, Ellesttville, and Monroe County are a prime location for this industry because we have an abundance of skilled workers, a robust infrastructure, and a variety of suitable locations. Our key players include PHOENIX, TASUS, and Proveli. Our large Life Sciences Industry utilizes advanced manufacturing as well. 

One of the resources designed to ensure our community is poised to anticipate and meet the needs of this industry as it unfolds is Conexus Indiana, a network of industry, education, philanthropic, and public-sector leaders dedicated to ensuring that technology and workforce are Advanced Manufacturing-ready. 

Our manufacturers reap the benefits of an accessible supply chain and speed to market thanks to our location on the I-69 corridor. This superhighway will eventually extend from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. Meanwhile, Monroe County Airport is home to corporate and private aviation giving our community direct business access to the world. The Indiana Railroad provides reliable freight service to and from our community as well. 

We’re strategically situated less than an hour from Indianapolis and Indianapolis International Airport, four hours from Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Louisville, KY, Nashville, TN, and a day's drive to 80 percent of the US population. These logistical benefits, the immense potential of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry, and our abundant utility resources have made our community attractive to commercial real estate developers. As a result, the selection of industrial and mixed-use sites and properties keeps growing. If you’re expanding an Advanced Manufacturing business, this is the place for you.

Learn more about why our community is a uniquely strategic location for Advanced Manufacturing. Contact us today.

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