Industries in East Central Indiana

Great places to live are great places to work. Take a look at the region’s major industry sectors and top employers for your path to a great career. We are proud to have thriving companies here in ECI and they are hungry for talent!

Health Care Careers in East Central Indiana

IU Health Ball Memorial

IU Health Ball Memorial has facilities in Delaware, Blackford and Jay Counties

Reid Health

Reid Health has facilities in Wayne and Fayette Counties and includes a 217-bed hospital at its main campus in Richmond and numerous satellite locations in the region of Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. Reid’s service area is home to about 280,000 people and includes six Indiana and two Ohio counties. It is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the Indiana State Department of Health, Medicare/Medicaid, American Association of Blood Banks, and the American College of Surgeons Community Cancer Program.

Marion Health

In its hundred plus years of community service, Marion Health has been the trusted healthcare provider for generations of families. The hospital caters to patients of all ages, from pediatric care to geriatric services. MGH has been the recipient of prestigious healthcare awards on both the local and national level which includes designation as Magnet hospital for nursing services and one of the top 100 rural hospitals in the U.S.

Marion VA Medical Center

Originally constructed as the Marion branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, VANIHCS Marion Campus has been improving the health of the men and woman who have so proudly served our nation since 1889. The Marion Campus has 75 acute psychiatry beds and a 150 bed nursing home care unit, as well as primary care, medical and surgical specialty care and mental health clinics. The Marion Campus also offers programs for Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Extended Substance Abuse Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment. Marion Campus also has an OEF/OIF (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom) case manager assigned to the new returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure their transitions back to civilian life are as seamless as possible.

Henry Community Health

Outstanding Patient Experiences provided by Care Team members make Henry Community Health in New Castle a trusted partner for healthcare in the region and a great place to work. Healthgrades, a trusted source for hospital and provider information, has recognized Henry Community Health for being in the top 10% in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience 6 years in a row.

Ascension St. Vincent

Ascension St. Vincent is located in Randolph County. Through its Rural and Urban Access to Health (RUAH) program, health advocates work with patients as a team to help remove barriers to good health care. A health advocate can help with finding a doctor, securing medications at free and reduced costs, applying for health coverage and applying for public assistance programs.

Rush Memorial Hospital

Rush Memorial Hospital is one of five Indiana Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospitals awarded the Certified Lean Office designation from Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA)/Purdue University.

Meridian Health Services

With locations throughout the region, Meridian Health Services is a progressive healthcare organization specializing in “whole-person” health, integrating physical, mental and social well-being. The focus on a broader spectrum of health including primary medical care, behavioral health and human services offers a well-rounded approach for happier, healthier patients. Meridian Health Services has been serving the community for over 35 years and is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions.

Manufacturing Careers in East Central Indiana

Manufacturing is ECI’s second largest industry sector with 23,210 workers. The region’s legacy of “making things” has produced a base of talent and companies who can build things and solve mechanical, operation, and process challenges. Several long-standing manufacturers continue to exist within the region while new employers have found east central Indiana to be a great location for business and their employees.

Major employers include General Motors, Draper Inc., 3M, Ardagh Group, MPT Magna Powertrain, Progress Rail (Caterpillar), Mursix, Astral Industries, Berry Global, Stant, INTAT, FCC Indiana.

Food Processing & Agribusiness Careers in East Central Indiana

Another key industry in East Central Indiana is food processing with several widely known brands experiencing success here and offering a variety of career opportunities. These include Tyson Foods, Café Valley, Sugar Creek Packing, Weaver Popcorn, Boar’s Head and pet and animal feed companies Blue Buffalo, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Purina.

IT, Financial & Customer Service Careers in East Central Indiana

Two other key sectors that help propel the economy and strengthen the job market for the region are information technology and financial/customer service. Companies like Ontario Systems, Boyce Systems, Accutech, Concentrix, Navient, Wolverine Worldwide and Chubb Group of Insurance are present in the region. They offer opportunities for ECI residents to forge a career path in IT, Finance, and Customer Service.

Logistics Careers in East Central Indiana

East Central Indiana logistics and warehouse businesses benefit from an excellent location and infrastructure that includes major interstate highways and rail lines. Job opportunities in this sector may be found with regional employers including Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Dunham’s, and DOT Foods.

Education Careers in East Central Indiana

Eight higher education institutions are represented and energize the region’s culture and economy, providing ongoing career opportunities. K-12 career opportunities can be found in public, private, faith-based, and STEM focused schools in the region from small rural schools to large urban schools. 

Blackford County Schools: K-12

Fayette County Schools: K-12

Jay County Schools: K-12

Rush County Schools: K-12