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Economic Growth Region 4 Analysis

EGR 4 consists of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White counties.

Recent Publications


Job Demand

Fourth Quarter 2017

Unemployment Claimant Profile

Fourth Quarter 2017

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Quick Stats

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507,440 Population (EGR 4)
3.4 Unemployment Rate (EGR 4)
$18.9 billion Personal Income (EGR 4)
$20.66 Average Wage (Kokomo MSA)
$17.01 Median Wage (Kokomo MSA)
42,300 Nonfarm Employment (Kokomo MSA)
$20.77 Average Wage (Lafayette MSA)
$16.45 Median Wage (Lafayette MSA)
103,100 Nonfarm Employment (Lafayette MSA)
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Cassie Janes

Email: cjanes@dwd.in.gov
Phone: (765) 454-4760

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. Combined food preparation and serving workers
  7. Sales and related occupations
  8. Installation, maintenance, and repair 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. Educational services
  3. Health care and social assistance
  4. Retail trade
  5. Accommodation and food services
  6. Administrative and waste services
  7. Construction
  8. Wholesale trade
  9. Transportation and warehousing
  10. Other services, except public administration

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)

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  1. Purdue University W Lafayette
  2. Delphi Electronics & Safety
  3. Subaru-indiana Automotive Inc
  4. Tyson Fresh Meats
  5. R R Donnelley
  6. Frito-Lay Inc
  7. IU Health Arnett Hospital
  8. Wabash National Corp
  9. Franciscan St Elizabeth East
  10. Oerlikon Graziano USA

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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
Harrison College - Lafayette Independent Lafayette
Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing Independent Lafayette
Saint Joseph's College Independent Rensselaer
Wabash College Independent Crawfordsville

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Helpful Regional Tools and Resources


EGR 4 IN Depth Regional Profile

At-a-glance details about the region's population, labor force, housing and more.


County Highlights

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Indiana Career Ready INDemand Jobs

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Regional Labor Mix

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Regional Commuting

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Labor Force Projections

These are the official labor force projections to 2040 released in November 2012 by the Indiana Business Research Center.

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