Welcome to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana!  Home of Purdue University, Indiana's sole land-grant university that provides the world with talented and educated students as well as cutting-edge research and development.  Purdue University is also home to the Purdue Research Park, the first Certified Technology Park in Indiana.  The Purdue Research Park has over 180 life science and high technology companies that are changing the world with their cancer research, new technologies and much more. 

 

The community is also strong in advanced manufacturing with top named companies such as GE Aviation, Caterpillar, Oerlikon Fairfield, Wabash National, Arconic and many more.

 

We are also pleased to have a strong partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, which has a campus in our community.  Ivy Tech Community College provides tailored training and assistance for the immediate needs of any industry and its workforce. 

 

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana also serves as the hub for commercial, financial, medical and employment for an eight-county region in West Central Indiana.  The area is rich in workforce topping 300,000 with the skill sets many companies are excited to see. 

GE Aviation had a quick timeline to make a decision on their new
$92 million LEAP Engine facility.

Listen to Eric Matteson explain why GE Aviation
chose Lafayette for its new facility.

COLLABORATION IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO.

Our community doesn’t just talk about collaborating...we do it.
 

Purdue University and the City of West Lafayette joined forces and developed the State Street Project.  The project is transforming the city and campus to be a more attractive and easier to navigate with tree-lined sidewalks, bicycle paths and public art to create a more leisure-time destination.  

This compliments nicely with the development of the Wabash Riverfront Project, a public/private partnership which is spearheading the development of public space along the Wabash River.

STATE STREET PROJECT
Photo Credit: Purdue University

QUALITY SITES

We want to continue to provide good quality sites for your clients.  

 

In 2015, the City of Lafayette and County officials designated 6,500 acres a TIF district to develop the future.  The Hoosier Heartland TIF District will provide industrial, commercial, agriculture and residential development for future years.

Purdue University continues to pave the way for innovation with the collaboration with Browning Investments with the creation of the upcoming Purdue Research Foundation Innovation District.  The $1.2 Billion project will take  place over 15-20 years to support Purdue's long-term enhancement and quality of life goals.  

JODY HAMILTON

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Vice President, Economic & Workforce Development

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