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
(2020-2030 long-term projections)
- Personal care and service occupations
- Healthcare support occupations
- Food preparation and serving related occupations
- Legal occupations
- Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
- Community and social services occupations
- Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
- Education, training, and library occupations
- Architecture and engineering occupations
- Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
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Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on 2021 annual average employment)
- Health Care and Social Services
- Retail Trade
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Public Administration
- Educational Services
- 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
- Amcor Flexibles North America
- 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 July 2022 to include local insights.
Major Educational Institutions
|Indiana State University||Four-year||Terre Haute|
|Ivy Tech - Wabash Valley||Two-year||Terre Haute|
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||Independent||Terre Haute|
|Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College||Independent||Saint Mary of the Woods|
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Largest Cities and Towns in Economic Growth Region 7
|Name||Population in 2021||Percent of region||County|
|West Terre Haute||2,144||1.0%||Vigo|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau annnual population estimates
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