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City of Lafayette continues to celebrate economic success

Mar 15, 2022

Located between Indianapolis and Chicago, the City of Lafayette, Indiana, has developed into a thriving and growing metropolitan area because of its continuing recruitment and the success of national and international businesses in the area.

Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski speaks at the unveiling of the Subaru Ascent vehicle. Seated behind Mayor Roswarski is Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Due to its proximity to Purdue University, well known for its engineering, research, technology and agriculture programs, Lafayette has attracted a diverse range of Fortune 500 companies, including GE Aviation, Caterpillar, Wabash National, SAAB, Rolls Royce and most notably Subaru.

“As a flourishing, progressive manufacturing community with a state-of-the-art infrastructure built for future growth, Lafayette has enhanced its economy and quality of life initiatives to become one of the premier cities in the Midwest. We boast outstanding parks and recreation amenities, cultural arts and entertainment venues, a thriving historic downtown, affordable housing, best-in-class education and attractive business and employment opportunities,” Mayor Tony Roswarski said.

From 2015 to 2020, the city secured $889.5 million in public investments and $1.5 billion in private-sector investments. Local school corporations have spent more than $355 million to improve and expand their projects, like establishing an innovative career academy to meet the growing needs and interests of students seeking the advanced technical skills required in today’s economy.

Greater Lafayette’s success is attributed to the close collaboration of three local governments that prioritize their businesses, communities, constituents (Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County) and their partnerships with Purdue University.

For its efforts, Lafayette was named among the Top 10 Cities to Live in Indiana by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and among the 10 Best Small Places for Business and Career by Forbes magazine for five straight years. In 2021, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce named Greater Lafayette as the Community of the Year.

US Midwest 2022 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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