EGR 4 consists of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White counties.
Economic Growth Region 4 Analysis
EGR 4 is a 12-county area that includes the Lafayette and Kokomo metropolitan statistical areas.
EGR 4 is a center of automotive and heavy vehicle equipment manufacturing, which is the region’s premier high growth, high wage industry. The region is highly specialized in this industry, with a concentration of workers nine times greater than the U.S. as a whole.
The Region 4 Workforce Board coordinates and provides technical support to economic development efforts in the region. It is an innovative and collaborative problem solver that promotes and supports skills development and lifelong learning to improve the quality of life of the citizenry.
Several natural landmarks showcase the region’s beauty, including Williamsport Falls, Adams Mill, Pipe Creek Falls and Fall Creek Gorge Preserve. The region is home to several education institutions, including Purdue University’s flagship campus in West Lafayette, Indiana University–Kokomo, Wabash College and Ivy Tech. Its major employers include Purdue, Subaru Automotive, Stellantis Kokomo Transmission, Tyson Fresh Meats and Frito-Lay.
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Top 10 Occupation Groups by Growth
(2020-2030 long-term projections)
- Personal care and service occupations
- Healthcare support occupations
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- Architecture and engineering occupations
- Community and social services occupations
- Computer and mathematical occupations
- Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
- Life, physical, and social science occupations
- Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
- Legal occupations
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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2021 annual average employment)
- Retail Trade
- Health Care and Social Services
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Public Administration
- Admin, Support, Waste Management
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Educational Services
- Other Services (Except Public Administration)
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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)
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- Purdue University
- Subaru Indiana Automotive Inc
- Stellantis Kokomo Transmission Plant
- Dana Fairfield Manufacturing
- Caterpillar Inc
- Tyson Fresh Meats
- Frito-Lay Inc
- LSC Communications
- IU Health Arnett Hospital
- Wabash National Corp
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Note: The list of regional employers on this page was updated July 2022 to include local insights.
Major Educational Institutions
|Indiana University Kokomo||Four-year||Kokomo|
|Purdue University - West Lafayette||Four-year||West Lafayette|
|Ivy Tech - Kokomo||Two-year||Kokomo|
|Ivy Tech - Lafayette||Two-year||Lafayette|
|Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing||Independent||Lafayette|
|Saint Joseph's College||Independent||Rensselaer|
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 4
|Name||Population in 2021||Percent of region||County|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates
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These are the official labor force projections to 2050 released in September 2018 by the Indiana Business Research Center.
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