Elkhart Continues its Economic Growth

Indiana border county outpaces national job growth

Elkhart County in northern Indiana, which borders Michigan to the south of Cass County, increased its employment 6.9 percent in the third quarter of 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That growth is more than any other large county in the country for that quarter, and it far outpaces the national average for employment growth of just 1.6 percent.

Elkhart also increased its jobs by 5.6 percent in the second quarter of 2012, the third-fastest growing large county that quarter. Senior Investigative Analyst Anne Schieber recently reported on Elkhart’s economic recovery.

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Indiana passed a right-to-work law in 2012 and has experienced substantial economic growth. This hard-hit county bordering Michigan is reaping the benefits of economic growth and smart policy.



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