Five Reasons Why People Are Moving To North Central Indiana According To The Economic Development Corporation Of Elkhart County

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Between 2010 and 2016, US Census data reports a 3% increase in the population of Elkhart County, Indiana. And, studies show there are still thousands of open employment positions available.

We’re glad people are coming. And we’re open for more.

Over 6,000 people have moved to north central Indiana since 2010, finding jobs and new homes at the heart of the nation's economic recovery. And job growth continues to boom. Recent studies show there are currently thousands of open positions, according to Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County's president, Mark Dobson.

To help fill the vacancies, the EDC of Elkhart County is setting up a new website to help job seekers throughout the US to learn more about the mass of employment opportunities, various housing options and community information at ElkhartWorks.org.

Between 2010 and 2016, US Census data reports a 3% increase in the population of Elkhart County. “And we’re wanting more,” says Dobson. “Help wanted signs are up everywhere.”

Workers are needed in manufacturing, healthcare, education, engineering, construction, management and more.

Dobson says, "The good news is that we have affordable housing. Our cost of living is much less than the national average. We have great schools for kids and training for adults … We’re glad people are coming. And we’re open for more."

Five Reasons Why

#1 AFFORDABLE HOUSING – The median listing price for a home in the Elkhart County market is $100,000 less than the national average according to Realtor.com.

#2 JOBS - There are thousands of open jobs, according to the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County among various industries and talents.

#3 COST OF LIVING – According to BestPlaces.net, Elkhart County costs about 17% less than the national average overall.

#4 SAFER SCHOOLS – Three school districts in this one county are among the safest 10% out of 292 school districts in the entire state of Indiana according to Niche.com.

#5 CLOSE TO BIG CITIES – Rural and suburban life in Elkhart County is only two hours away from Chicago and just two and a half hours away from Indianapolis and Detroit.

More information can be found at ElkhartWorks.org or by contacting the EDC of Elkhart County.

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