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Economic Growth Region 6 Analysis

EGR 6 consists of Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties.

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330,314 Population (EGR 6)
2.1 Unemployment Rate (EGR 6)
$14.3 billion Personal Income (EGR 6)
$23.17 Average Wage (Muncie MSA)
$17.53 Median Wage (Muncie MSA)
49,200 Nonfarm Employment (Muncie MSA)
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Alex Corn

Email: DCorn@dwd.in.gov
Phone: (260) 255-5098
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200 E. Main St., Ste. 910
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

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

  1. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
  2. Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
  3. Healthcare support occupations
  4. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
  5. Food preparation and serving related occupations
  6. Food and beverage serving workers
  7. Sales and related occupations
  8. Office and administrative support occupations
  9. Production occupations
  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. Finance and insurance
  8. Wholesale trade
  9. Construction
  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. Ball State University
  2. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  3. UPMC Jameson Hospital
  4. Draper Inc
  5. Lifeline
  6. Henry Community Health
  7. FCC Indiana
  8. Youth Opportunity Ctr
  9. New Castle Correctional Fclty
  10. Fayette Regional Health System

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Major Educational Institutions

Ball State University Four-year Muncie
Indiana University East Four-year Richmond
Ivy Tech - East Central Two-year Muncie
Ivy Tech - Richmond Two-year Richmond
Bethany Theological Seminary Independent Richmond
Earlham College Independent Richmond

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Helpful Regional Tools and Resources


EGR 6 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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