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Economic Growth Region 8 Analysis

EGR 8 consists of Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties.

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325,098 Population (EGR 8)
1.8 Unemployment Rate (EGR 8)
$15.0 billion Personal Income (EGR 8)
$24.56 Average Wage (Bloomington MSA)
$19.09 Median Wage (Bloomington MSA)
77,800 Nonfarm Employment (Bloomington MSA)
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Cassie Janes

Email: cjanes@dwd.in.gov
Phone: 765.507.9710

709 S Reed Rd,
Kokomo, IN 46901

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

  1. Education, training, and library occupations
  2. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
  3. Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
  4. Food preparation and serving related occupations
  5. Food and beverage serving workers
  6. Personal care and service occupations
  7. Sales and related occupations
  8. Office and administrative support occupations
  9. Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  10. Construction and extraction occupations
  11. 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. Educational services
  2. Health care and social assistance
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Accommodation and food services
  5. Retail trade
  6. Construction
  7. Professional and technical services
  8. Other services, except public administration
  9. Administrative and waste services
  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. Indiana University-Bloomington
  2. US Naval Weapons Support Ctr
  3. IU Health Bloomington Hosp
  4. Cook Group Inc
  5. West Baden Springs Hotel
  6. French Lick Resort
  7. Daviess Community Hospital
  8. Boston Scientific Corp
  9. GE Appliances
  10. Crane Army Ammunition Activity

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Major Educational Institutions

Indiana University Bloomington Four-year Bloomington
Ivy Tech - Bloomington Two-year Bloomington

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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EGR 8 IN Depth Regional Profile

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Labor Force Projections

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