18.1% of local adults hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher
6.5% of local adults hold a Graduate, Professional or Doctorate
7.6% of local adults hold an Associate’s Degree
6 colleges and universities are located within the region
A skilled, intelligent and active workforce is key to the growth of business and industry. In South Central Indiana – that’s what we have to offer industries and businesses looking to expand or relocate. With a diverse employment base across a large range of industry sectors, South Central Indiana takes great pride in its highly educated workforce. Indiana is third in the nation of residents that have graduated High School or obtained the equivalent.
A Diverse Pool of Talent
The eight counties of the South Central Indiana region are made up of small communities with traditional values. As a result, the labor force adheres to traditional values and outstanding work ethics. This region is diverse in the characteristics of its population, the nature of its counties and geography, and the breadth of its cultural and recreational attractions. This diversity provides a variety of location choices for people and business from sophisticated urban centers to rural and wilderness settings.
Education and Training
The education system in South Central Indiana, from K-12 to universities and community colleges, has programs in place that prepare a workforce well-matched to the evolving needs of today’s high-tech work environment. Customized training programs are also available. Here in South Central Indiana, employees can establish careers and keep their skills fresh through a multitude of educational resources and professional associations. The South Central Indiana USA’s extensive networks of academic institutions provide an important resource for continuing education and vocational education programs.
In addition, South Central Indiana’s Workforce Centers are available to provide employers recruitment assistance, as well as helping employees with job search, job placement, and training. This region is the home of many progressive businesses seeking the values, attitudes and work ethic that are found here.
Proud, Prosperous and Growing Communities
The South Central Indiana Economic Development Group is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of South Central Indiana, USA and prepared to assist you in your business’ growth or relocation. We know what you need and expect.