Target Industries

Whitley County is a community of makers and doers.

Our industries and businesses are notable leaders in their fields and Whitley County is ready to serve as the foundation for growth and prosperity for your business.

Target Industries in Whitley County

  • Advanced Manufacturing in automotive and medical device 
  • Agribusiness
  • Aerospace
  • Defense // leading the region, sonabouys with underwater communications

Target Industries in the Region

  • Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Insurance
  • Logistics
  • Medical Devices 

Ten Largest Employers in Whitley County

  1. Lear Corporation
  2. Ultra Electronics – USSI
  3. C&A Tool Engineering, Inc.
  4. 80/20 Inc.
  5. Whitley County Consolidated Schools
  6. Steel Dynamics Inc., Structural and Rail Division & Dynamic Composites
  7. Micropulse
  8. Parkview Whitley Hospital
  9. BRC Rubber and Plastics Inc.
  10. Warner Electric

May 2020 Update

Advanced manufacturing, specifically in the automotive and medical device sectors, create a majority of the jobs in Whitley County. In fact, more than 42% of the jobs in our county are held in the advanced manufacturing industry and earning an average of $56,881 annually according to the 2019 NAICS statistics*.

*Source: StatsAmerica.org (statsamerica.org/uscp/default.asp)