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Welcome to Hamilton County Indiana! Hoosier Hospitality is our culture and you will find a unique blend of communities that define sophistication, have the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as home town charm. Walkable downtowns, waterfront access, dynamic sports venues, cultural and food attractions, and open land all demonstrate the diversity of our county offerings.


Who We Are

With a growing population of 300,000+ residents, Hamilton County is a great place to live, work, learn and play. We are strategically located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Close to downtown Indianapolis and the award-winning Indianapolis International Airport, Hamilton County is within a one day drive of 50% of the U.S. population. We are listed as one of the fastest growing counties in the country and have earned a national designation as a Best Place to Live and Raise a Family.

Home to four midsized cities and vibrant communities that include award-winning schools and workforce training opportunities, the county offers Midwest affordability, low tax rates, safe, walkable downtowns that include thriving arts communities, dining, entertainment and shopping with easy commute times and abundant parking. The county also includes options for lakeside living or properties in the open country. Central Indiana enjoys four seasons living for a variety of outdoor sports and recreation all year round.

A short drive takes you to Indianapolis, the 16th largest city in the country and the state capitol. Home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500, The Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, minor league soccer and baseball, and host of numerous college and professional champions, in addition to unique museums and cultural venues.

What We Are

The Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation redefined its mission in 2018 and is focused on promoting the county as a great place to live, work, learn and play in this thriving central Indiana area. We provide resources, connectivity, collaboration and opportunity for people interested in living and working in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Best Places to Live

  • Hamilton County Best Place to Raise a Family – Forbes Magazine
  • Hamilton County Top Place to Live – CNN Money
  • Fishers ranked #1 Place to live in America – Money Magazine
  • Indpls/Carmel Best Cities to Relocate to in America – CNBC
  • Indpls/Carmel Best Cities for Young Professionals - Forbes
  • Westfield named Top Ten Best Towns for Families –Family Circle Magazine
  • Fishers was ranked #2 of Happiest Suburbs in the Nation – Movoto Real Estate
  • Carmel voted #14 Best Place to Live – CNN Money Magazine
  • Noblesville #20 Best Small Town to Live in – NerdWallet.com
  • Hamilton County selected as Healthiest County in Indiana – University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Carmel and Noblesville

Hamilton County by the Numbers

  • Hamilton Co population (2018) 330,402
  • Unemployment Rate. 2.6% (Dec 2018
  • Average income in Hamilton Co is $87,782
  • Bachelor's degree or higher of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 – 55.1%
  • Hamilton County Schools have a combined graduation rate of 92.3%, 11% higher than the national rate
  • Nineteen public and private schools, elementary through high school, designated National Blue-Ribbon Schools.
  • 17.4% Job growth for Hamilton Co between 2013 and 2018. The next five years jobs are projected to grow an additional 11%
  • Six major hospital locations in the county
  • 62 County and City parks
  • More than 500 miles of trails in the county
  • Hamilton County Income Tax 4.3

Palladium Aerial

Work

Attracting a skilled and educated workforce is the top priority for the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation. We are consistently ranked among the best places to live, relocate and one of the best places for young professionals. Located in the middle of the country, we are considered the “Crossroads of America” and the Indiana International Airport has been named the Best Airport in North America 7 years in a row.

Fastest Growing Occupations

Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network

Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network is a countywide, collaborative workforce development effort between local business partners, K-12 institutions, higher education, and local and state community agencies. We strive to develop innovative learning and development opportunities in high-demand industry sectors to create a robust talent pipeline throughout our county that meets the demand of businesses within our county. Our five areas of focus include: Advanced Manufacturing, Ag Tech, Construction, Healthcare, and Information Technology.

For more information, HCWIN.org.

Job Placement Connections

  • TMap-uses data to cultivate pipelines of qualified people for companies looking to fill top positions
    tmap.com
  • Ascend Indiana - Getting a job or internship in a new city is hard. The team at Ascend Indiana is available to make it easier. Ascend is a non-profit that connects current college students or recent graduates with hundreds of employers and thousands of job and internship opportunities throughout Indiana
    ascendindiana.com
  • Work One Hamilton County - The WorkOne Center is the heart of the workforce development system. Staff help you find a new or better job, choose a career, access training or get the information needed to success
    workonecentral.org
  • Next Level Jobs – Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda to continue the positive momentum of our state. Under his leadership, with support from the General Assembly, Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and in-demand, high-paying jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward
    http://www.nextleveljobs.org
  • Next Level Veterans Next Level Veterans is your source for career training and a homebuyer program designed for active duty veterans and retired military personnel.
    in.gov/veterans

Hamilton County Chambers of Commerce

One Zone (Fishers and Carmel) - https://www.onezonecommerce.com
Noblesville - https://www.noblesvillechamber.com
Westfield - https://www.westfield-chamber.org
Northern Hamilton County. http://www.northernhamiltoncountychamber.com/staff

Downtown Fishers

Live

Hamilton County, a great place to live, work and learn, is strategically located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Close to downtown Indianapolis and the award-winning Indianapolis International Airport, Hamilton County is listed as one of the fastest growing counties in the country and has earned its national designation as a Best Place to Live and Raise a Family.

Home to four mid-sized cities and vibrant communities that include award-winning schools and workforce training opportunities, the county offers Midwest affordability, low tax rates, safe, walkable downtowns that include thriving arts communities, dining, entertainment and shopping with easy commute times and abundant parking. The county also includes options for lakeside living or properties in the open country. Central Indiana enjoys four seasons living for a variety of outdoor sports and recreation all year round.

A short drive takes you to Indianapolis, the 16th largest city in the country and the state capitol. Home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500, The Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, minor league soccer and baseball, and host of numerous college and professional champions, in addition to unique museums and cultural venues. We invite you to explore our award-winning area and enjoy all that Hoosier Hospitality has to offer.

For more information VisitHamiltonCounty.com

Learn

Hamilton County is home to three of the Top 10 Public Schools in Indiana.

With over 4,000 high school students enrolled in 2018, 93.4% of them graduated and 82% enroll in college.

Educational Attainment Graph

Workforce Development Resources

With over 4,000 high school students enrolled in 2018, 93.4% of them graduated and 82% enroll in college.

  • HC WIN -Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network is a countywide, collaborative workforce development effort between local business partners, K-12 institutions, higher education, and local and state community agencies www.hcwin.org
  • Work One Hamilton County - The WorkOne Center is the heart of the workforce development system. Staff help you find a new or better job, choose a career, access training or get the information needed to success http://www.workonecentral.org
  • Next Level Jobs – Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda to continue the positive momentum of our state. Under his leadership, with support from the General Assembly, Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and in-demand, high-paying jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward. http://www.nextleveljobs.org   
  • Eleven Fifty Academy - Eleven Fifty Academy is a nonprofit technology academy and was the first coding bootcamp in Indiana providing relevant coding skills for the most in-demand jobs in today’s tech ecosystem. https://elevenfifty.org

Invest

The Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation is a comprehensive marketing organization focused on attracting and growing a talented workforce to Hamilton County Indiana. Our office works with economic development professionals, workforce readiness and attraction programs, along with the network of State universities to promote the jobs and skills training available for career-changers in the county. We also work with Hamilton County Tourism and leaders across the county to share why the county is an attractive, affordable, safe and fun place to live and work.

Employer Resources

  • Invest Hamilton County Infographic
  • TMap-uses data to cultivate pipelines of qualified people for companies looking to fill top positions. tmap.com
  • Jobvite - recruiting platform that spans the entire candidate journey, from recruitment marketing to the hiring experience to new hire engagement. jobvite.com
  • Ascend Indiana – consulting service that helps high growth companies identify, evaluate and secure education partners to build a custom talent pipeline. ascendindiana.com

About Us

Board of Directors

Mark LaBarr – Board President
Duke Energy

Dan Canan
Ex Director HCWin

Dan Clark
President Ivy Tech Noblesville

Brian Gildea
Vectren Economic Development

Megan Baumgartner
Director Economic Development Fishers

Judy Koehler
MIBOR /Carpenter 21

Rick McKinney
Hamilton County Council

Christine Altman
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners

Dan McFeely
Communications City of Carmel

Corby Thompson
BAGI/ Boomerang Development, LLC

John Robbins
Ex Director Hamilton County Leadership Academy

Cheryl Schaefer
HR Director Riverview Hospital

Cool Creek Concert