We offer realistically priced land for industrial and commercial development, and a pro-business stance that encourages growth. Air and water quality are high and there are no constraints imposed on future construction by state or federal environmental agencies.
Beyond that, Newton County boasts a designated Opportunity Zone located in Kentland, Indiana.
Find out more below.
There is no better time to take advantage of the great opportunities for new and
existing businesses in Newton County.
Let's get to work, together.
Newton County is located in Northwest Indiana: a thriving, bustling region located on the South Shore of Lake Michigan and within close proximity to Chicago. The region attracts more than 50 million tourists a year to its world-class amenities. Manufacturing remains strong, with everything from gummy bears to jet engine parts being made, providing jobs to many of Northwest Indiana’s residents.
Access to Higher Pay
Skilled & Professional Labor
Leaders have devised a 5 year plan to attract young families to Northwest Indiana, with the aim to raise average income levels by making Chicago’s higher-paid employment opportunities easier to access. The plan is to do this by expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer.
Measures are being put in place to encourage high school graduates to go on to college or undertake job training. Ensuring local residents provide the level of expertise both existing and new companies require, to encourage businesses to remain in the region and to attract new businesses.
With the Northwest Indiana community leaders’ plans to attract young families to the region there is a growing demand for products and services, construction, restaurants, entertainment and recreational facilities.
Newton County has convenient access to major Interstates as well as US Highways:
US 41 running North and South through the center of our county
Running East to West; US24, SR114, S R14, SR10 all with interchange access to I-65
It's a quick commute whether you want to travel South to Indianapolis or North to Chicago
We are a day's drive away from major US cities
Approximate Distance from
Newton County to Major Cities
Atlanta, GA - 700 miles
Chicago, IL - 65 miles
Cleveland, OH - 350 miles
Columbus, OH -275 miles
Detroit, MI - 275 miles
Fort Wayne, IN - 175 miles
Indianapolis, IN - 100 miles
Louisville, KY - 225 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 175 miles
Pittsburgh, PA - 400 miles
St Louis, MO - 250 miles
"Boldly Moving Forward"
Home to the Newton County
34.6 People Per Sq. Mi.
"Ahh...Room to Breathe"
Cost of Living
Compared to Nat'l. Avg.
"More Bang for Your Buck"
WorkOne Northwest Indiana
WorkOne Northwest Indiana is considered a valuable one-stop for jobseekers and employers when it comes to career and employment resources.
4117 S. 240 W., Suite. 400
Morocco, IN 47963
Newton County Purdue Extension
The Purdue University Cooperative Extension serves communities across Indiana in: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Health and Human Sciences; Economic and Community Development; 4-H Youth Development.
4117 S 240 W Suite 600
Morocco, IN 47963-0678