Hancock County, Indiana

I-70 east


Connect Opportunities to Economic Success

Strategically located along the I-70 corridor, Hancock County is considered a location of choice within Central Indiana. Part of the Indianapolis MSA, Hancock County is the third fastest growing county in the State of Indiana.

With a population of over 70,000 citizens, access to the nation’s major East-West and North-South transportation corridors, corporate nameplates Elanco, Covance, Caterpillar, Sam’s Club Distribution, and Tsuda call Hancock County, Indiana home.

Progress 2015Progress 2015

The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, Indiana, publishes a yearly special edition regarding the business and nonprofits of Hancock County. “Progress 2015” highlights new business, expansions, economic data and activity, quality of place initiatives, and more.

State Certified Shovel Ready Sites

Hancock County has more than 566 total acres that are Certified Shovel Ready by the State of Indiana. The first site in the county was Mt. Comfort Air Park East which is home to University Loft Headquarters and Tsuda USA–and has approximately 100 acres remaining in the business park.

Friday, November 21, 2014, The Townsend Property became the fourth Certified Shovel Ready Site in Hancock County. The site has 80 acres of I-70 visibility with frontage on Hancock County Road 300 N approximately one mile east of Mt. Comfort Road.

The third site in Hancock County to receive State Certified Shovel Ready designation is Energy Park. On April 14, 2014, Mr. Bill Davis, Executive Director at the Office of Community and Rural Affairs made the presentation.  Mr. Davis stated “We recognize the potential of Energy Park and are excited to begin marketing it to those who can develop it as an even greater asset for Hancock County.”

In January 2014, Hancock County received its second State Certified Shovel Ready Site designation. Progress Park Phase II was awarded as a Silver Shovel Ready Site.

The HEDC is accustomed and ready to work with any size project. We will assist any new or existing business wishing to grow in Hancock County. We are your “one-stop-shop” for assistance.

Let us put our resources to work for you. Call us at 317.477.7241.

Our Services

  • Confidential site location assistance
  • Cost of doing business analysis
  • Economic impact modeling
  • Liaison between local government and business community
  • and much more.