Access A Labor Shed 25x Hancock County’s Population

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Greenfield-based Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers

Even with a growing population of over 80,000, businesses are choosing to call Hancock County home because of the availability and access to potential workers. With a labor shed of 2 million within an hour’s drive, it’s no wonder why businesses like Walmart, Amazon, and Labcorp are choosing to set up operations here. Workers in Hancock County have earned a reputation for being efficient and self-motivated, taking pride in their work.

Hancock County’s school districts prioritize workforce development education that helps prepare students for success in careers in advanced manufacturing, agri-business, life science, logistics and transportation, and technology. Companies are choosing Hancock County for skilled and reliable talent that helps businesses achieve their goals. Our diverse workforce ranges from entry-level talent to skilled trades to those with advanced degrees. 

Skilled Workers and Business Leaders Made in Indiana

Hancock County is home to four of Indiana’s consistently top-rated K-12 school corporations, including Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, and Southern Hancock. These schools prioritize STEAM education, leading to the adoption of accelerated and specialized programs to prepare students for careers after graduation. For example, Greenfield-Central uses Project Lead the Way’s curriculum systems to advance student learning. Students can earn certificates and college credits through pre-engineering programs, biomedical science classes, and advanced computer science courses.

Hancock County and the surrounding area are home to several top-rated colleges and universities known for producing high-quality and talented workers available to tackle the challenges businesses face in the 21st century. Businesses in Hancock County have extensive options for recruiting talent from nearby schools, including:

Additionally, businesses have access to students from four Ivy Tech Community College campuses offering employer-focused programs in advanced manufacturing, chemical technology, nanotechnology, robotics, and supply chain management.