Carroll County Economic Development Corporation invites you to explore a great place to live and work. We are centrally located for employers with 360,000 people living in our surrounding area. We offer a low cost of living and a great quality of life.
Carroll County is centrally located for workers, With our first-class highway and rail routes we have the transportation resources you need! Carroll County is crossed by five state highways as well as US highway 421. The new Hoosier Heartland will cross the county close to present SR-25. Carroll County has rail service provided by two carriers--Norfolk Southern and Winamac Southern. Delphi and Flora have airfields, with Delphi’s runway currently expanding to 4,000 ft.
Our Economic Development Team is committed to the creation, retention, and expansion of business and industry in the area. Check us out and let us help you locate or expand your business here.
Carroll County offers a great quality of life for its residents and the businesses operating there. It sits among rich and fertile farmland accentuated by streams and river valleys. Small, family oriented communities with a strong work ethic form the backbone of the county. A variety of historic homes enhance the culture, beauty, and history of the area. The low cost of living and reasonably priced housing makes Carroll County an attractive location to live and work. A multitude of recreational opportunities abound, including boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, water skiing, horseback riding, and hiking.
Carroll County is conveniently located within 300 miles of major east-central United States markets. These cities include Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Columbus (Ohio), Louisville, Lansing, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Davenport, and Cincinnati.
Carroll County has a number of rail and air options in addition to its seven highways. A main Norfolk Southern trunk line runs through the county along SR 25 and the new Hoosier Heartland corridor. The Winamac Southern line also serves the county. Delphi’s airport sits just a mile south of the new Hoosier Heartland corridor. It is being upgraded to a 4,000 ft. runway. Flora also has a municipal airport just to the west of town.
The Carroll County Commissioners, the Carroll County Council, and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora have all demonstrated a willingness to help industrial companies grow through the use of tax abatement. Tax abatements are available for both manufacturing equipment (5 or 10 years) and for capital improvement. We welcome new projects that offer job growth with good wages and expansion projects that add new jobs or that retain employment.
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF)
CarrollCounty and county municipalities will create Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in order to make public improvements within those districts that will promote private sector development. During the development period, taxes are frozen at the predevelopment level. As property values in the allocation area increase as a result of new development, the additional tax revenues are used to meet debt service on issued bonds or finance future growth in the district.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCOME TAX (EDIT)
The cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora and Carroll County are committed to the attraction of new businesses as well as the growth and retention of existing employers. They will aggressively work to attract and retain employers. Investment, number of jobs created or retained, wage levels and other factors that make Carroll County a better community are factors involved in the level of incentive support.
Carroll County and the cities of Burlington, Camden, Delphi, and Flora will aggressively work with employers to secure grant funding to assist in the training of new employees. Funding may include the State Skills Enhancement Funds or cooperative efforts in conjunction with Ivy Tech State College. Please contact the Carroll County EDC for questions and assistance.