Through our industries, education and community profile, Greater Lafayette positions businesses for Greater Successes.
A widely diverse group of industries employ over 16,000 of the county’s workers, making products from: automobiles, jet engines and structural metal for jet airplanes, to gears, engines, coils, auto parts, wiring harnesses, aluminum, truck trailers, corn syrup and starch, steering systems, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.
The home of Purdue University, a tier one research university, innovation permeates our culture from patents to startups to growing, cutting edge enterprises in the Purdue Research Park. It employs over 3,000 individuals, is the largest university affiliated incubator in the world and is 15th in the world for patents.
GREATER QUALITY OF LIFE
Situated in a river valley, Greater Lafayette boasts a Big 10 college, 40 parks, 47 miles of city trails, 8 golf courses, a vibrant arts and culture scene, fresh air, fun and frolicking times, more festivals than months, and every sport for every age.
GREATER EDUCATION EXCELS
Greater Lafayette has a cradle to career approach to education. Recognition's include Indiana Department of Education four star ratings for Pre-K through 12, a STEAM preschool, the upcoming Greater Lafayette Career Academy, Read to Succeed programs, CoderDojos, and continuing education and workforce certifications and partnerships. Ivy Tech - Lafayette and Purdue University represent a combined 50,000 students and partner in programs to meet industry needs.