Miami County Economic Development Group Labor Availability/Quality

Skilled & Available Workforce:

  • Peru/Miami County is centrally located within the region of North Central Indiana. Additionally, the two major US Highway systems of US 31 and US 24, offer an easy commute for the workforce within the region as well as outside the region to travel to Miami County for employment.

Labor force accessibility would be as follows:

  • Within a 30 minute commute In excess of 108,000
  • Within a 45 minute commute in excess of 389,000
  • Miami County also provides accessibility to some of the nation's finest colleges and training programs

Universities for workforce education and training

  • Purdue University /Indiana University Kokomo
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Ivy Tech State Community College

Ivy Tech State Community College can design and deliver on site, custom training programs which have been developed jointly by the company and faculty of Ivy Tech.  The regional campus of Ivy Tech is located in Kokomo and a satellite campus is located in Peru.

“The people in this community are not job hoppers. From sales to administration, to engineering, to manufacturing, they remain loyal to the company which significantly reduces our training and subsequently our overall operating costs.”                                                                                           

 Tom May, CEO Bryan Steam


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