Hancock County, Indiana is at the center of one of Indiana’s most productive regions. For more than a century, our part of the state has earned a reputation for efficient, high-quality skilled workmanship. As part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, we give companies like yours access to an extensive workforce at all skill levels – from basic labor to precision trades – with the strong work ethic that’s a longstanding tradition in the Midwest. (Commuting Patterns–workers & commuters)
Our communities continue to strengthen that workforce by supporting school districts that are recognized as among Indiana’s best. All four of our county’s districts earned coveted “A” grades from the state’s Department of Education, and six local schools captured Indiana’s top “four-star” rating. Local high schools offer a variety of accelerated programs that allow students to earn college credits, such as Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering programs, biomedical science classes, and advanced computer animation. Students at all levels are comfortable with technology.
At the postsecondary level, Hancock County is within 45 minutes of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Butler University, Anderson University, and University of Indianapolis and four campuses of Ivy Tech Community College. Ivy Tech offers employer-focused programs in subjects such as Advanced Manufacturing, Chemical Technology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Supply Chain Management.