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Economic Growth Region 2 Analysis

EGR 2 consists of Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties.

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622,759 Population (EGR 2)
1.8 Unemployment Rate (EGR 2)
$31.3 billion Personal Income (EGR 2)
$22.28 Average Wage (Elkhart-Goshen MSA)
$18.73 Median Wage (Elkhart-Goshen MSA)
144,300 Nonfarm Employment (Elkhart-Goshen MSA)
$23.51 Average Wage (South Bend–Mishawaka MSA)
$18.32 Median Wage (South Bend–Mishawaka MSA)
140,900 Nonfarm Employment (South Bend–Mishawaka MSA)
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Kathy Jaworski

Email: kjaworski@dwd.in.gov
Phone: (219) 841-6347
Fax: (219) 762-1052

Portage, IN 46368

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Top 10 Occupation Clusters by Growth
(2014-2024 long-term projections)

  1. Management occupations
  2. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
  3. Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
  4. Food preparation and serving related occupations
  5. Sales and related occupations
  6. Office and administrative support occupations
  7. Production occupations
  8. Assemblers and fabricators
  9. Team assemblers
  10. Transportation and material moving occupations

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on projections base year employment)

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Health care and social assistance
  3. Retail trade
  4. Educational services
  5. Accommodation and food services
  6. Administrative and waste services
  7. Wholesale trade
  8. Construction
  9. Other services, except public administration
  10. Transportation and warehousing

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)

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  1. Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc
  2. Norfolk Southern
  3. University of Notre Dame
  4. Memorial Hospital-South Bend
  5. Always In Stone Monument Co
  6. LSC Communications
  7. Elkhart General Hospital
  8. Jayco Inc
  9. St Joseph Regional Medical Ctr
  10. Biomet Manufacturing Corp

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Major Educational Institutions

Indiana University South Bend Four-year South Bend
Ivy Tech - North Central Two-year South Bend
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Independent Elkhart
Ancilla College Independent Donaldson
Bethel University Independent Mishawaka
Goshen College Independent Goshen
Grace College & Theological Seminary Independent Winona Lake
Holy Cross College Independent Notre Dame
Saint Mary's College Independent Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame Independent Notre Dame

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Helpful Regional Tools and Resources


EGR 2 IN Depth Regional Profile

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County Highlights

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Indiana Career Ready INDemand Jobs

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Regional Labor Mix

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Labor Force Projections

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Manufacturing Quick Print Tool

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