Located in the Whitewater Valley, Connersville and Fayette County, Indiana, are a delightful surprise for businesses looking to expand or relocate. With one of the most pristine rivers in the Midwest, two lakes and several state parks and recreation areas, Connersville and Fayette County provide a scenic backdrop to a diverse and growing economy.
The area offers incredible logistical advantages for businesses of all kinds. The county’s location in the center of three interstate highways provides quick access to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Dayton – all less than 75 miles away. We’re served by three railroads that together provide rail and intermodal shipping options throughout the U.S. and internationally with connections to deep water ports and the Great Lakes.
Businesses here will find a strong regional labor force of more than 300,000 – a workforce ready to meet the most demanding needs. Fayette County and its schools are focused on linking education with workforce development to provide workers with the skills that businesses need. With a dual emphasis on vocational training and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, Fayette County prepares students for the most demanding jobs. The county’s independent CEO Network also prepares high school students for business ownership and/or management.
Community values are strong in Fayette County. The people here are dedicated not only to their own careers, but to the success of the businesses that employ them. Union activity is low here, and Indiana is a right-to-work state.
Businesses also enjoy low workers compensation rates and low taxes. The corporate tax rate in Indiana is just 6.5%, and will drop to 4.6% by 2021. And with no inventory tax, manufacturers, distribution and fulfillment centers will find Fayette County a very affordable place to do business.
So, come and explore Connersville and Fayette County. With our outstanding location, skilled workforce and favorable business climate, we’re confident you will be impressed.