EGR 7 consists of Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties.
Economic Growth Region 7 Analysis
Located on the Indiana-Illinois border, EGR 7 sits along the Wabash River. The Wabash River is nearly 500 miles long and spans the entire state of Indiana.
Clay County offers local stops and plenty of outdoor experiences, from Brazil’s Main Street to its many parks. Parke County, known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World,” hosts a blossoming environment for communal growth. The annual Covered Bridge Festival hosts thousands of attendees each year.
Putnam County is recognized for a local college, DePauw University. This bustling college county encourages economic development through its community of unique local businesses. Sullivan County offers many green landscapes through its vast land and numerous parks. Shakamak State Park is a designated favorite by many tourists.
Vermillion County sees many who travel through on their way to Chicago and Indianapolis. Its small towns offer a homey feeling that welcome businesses and residents alike. Vigo County, the largest county in West Central Indiana, is home to four colleges: Indiana State University, Ivy Tech, Rose-Hulman and St. Mary of the Woods. The county offers diverse restaurants and many shops, and has made great strides for economic development and the betterment of its residents’ lives.
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Top 10 Occupation Groups by Growth
(2021-2031 long-term projections)
- Healthcare support occupations
- Legal occupations
- Personal care and service occupations
- Computer and mathematical occupations
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- Transportation and material moving occupations
- Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
- Community and social services occupations
- Education, training, and library occupations
- Business and financial operations occupations
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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2022 annual average employment)
- Health Care and Social Services
- Retail Trade
- Educational Services
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Public Administration
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Admin, Support, Waste Management
- Other Services (Except Public Administration)
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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)
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- Union Hospital
- Great Dane Trailers
- Air National Guard Recruiter
- Union Medical Group Bone-Joint
- Terre Haute Regional Hospital
- Walmart Distribution Center
- DePauw University
- Taghleef Industries Inc.
- Putnamville Correctional Facility
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Note: The list of regional employers on this page was updated October 2023 to include local insights.
Major Educational Institutions
|Indiana State University
|Ivy Tech - Wabash Valley
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
|Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
|Saint Mary of the Woods
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 7
|Population in 2022
|Percent of region
|West Terre Haute
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates
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