EGR 3 consists of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.
Economic Growth Region 3 Analysis
EGR 3 is in northeast Indiana on the borders of Ohio and Michigan.
The region is home to many rivers and lakes, such as the mighty Wabash, Maumee, St. Joseph and St. Mary’s rivers. Numerous lakes traverse through LaGrange, Noble, and Steuben counties. Wabash and Huntington counties are also home of the Salamonie River State Forest.
EGR 3’s population center is Fort Wayne, the second-most populous city in Indiana. The region’s industry base is centered on manufacturing and health care. The Parkview and Lutheran hospital networks have a foothold in each county in the region. The health care industry is supported by medical device manufacturing in Allen and Whitley counties.
Entertainment and education are significant in the region. Fort Wayne is home to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, where the Mad Ants (the Pacers G-League affiliate) and the Komets (a minor league hockey team) call home. The region’s educational institutions include Trine University, Taylor University, Purdue–Fort Wayne, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of St. Francis, and Manchester University. The region’s top employers include the Parkview and Lutheran hospital systems, L3Harris, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Manufacturing and GM Fort Wayne.
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Top 10 Occupation Clusters by Growth
(2014-2024 long-term projections)
- Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
- Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
- Healthcare support occupations
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- Food and beverage serving workers
- Sales and related occupations
- Office and administrative support occupations
- Construction and extraction occupations
- Production occupations
- Transportation and material moving occupations
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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2020 annual average employment)
- Health Care and Social Services
- Retail Trade
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Educational Services
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Admin, Support, Waste Management
- Finance and Insurance
- Wholesale Trade
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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)
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- Parkview Health
- Lutheran Hospital
- GE Power Conversion
- Sweetwater Sound Inc
- Lincoln Financial Advisors
- City of Fort Wayne
- Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Mfg
- General Motors Fort Wayne
- General Motors Marion Metal Center
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Major Educational Institutions
|Purdue University Fort Wayne||Four-year||Fort Wayne|
|Ivy Tech - Northeast||Two-year||Fort Wayne|
|Concordia Theological Seminary||Independent||Fort Wayne|
|Indiana Institute of Technology||Independent||Fort Wayne|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||Independent||Marion|
|Manchester University||Independent||North Manchester|
|University of Saint Francis - Fort Wayne||Independent||Fort Wayne|
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 3
|Name||Population in 2021||Percent of region||County|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates
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