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Dynamism and diversity in Wabash County

Mar 15, 2022


Just a short drive north of the state capital Indianapolis, Wabash County stands out as one of northeast Indiana’s most promising economic communities for growth and prosperity.

Representatives from the City of Wabash and Grow Wabash County enjoy a farewell luncheon with former Consul-General of Japan in Chicago Naoki Ito (front row, second from right) at his official residence.

As the birthplace of companies like Honeywell International, Ford Meter Box Company and the makers of 5-hour Energy, Wabash County’s history is steeped in entrepreneurial spirit. With a powerful blend of small businesses, large operations and municipal partners eager to help those businesses succeed, Wabash County has proven itself as the ideal location for Japan-based businesses of all sizes to grow and thrive.

“Wabash County’s scope has expanded well beyond the borders of Indiana. Our efforts to bring the world to Wabash County and in turn, bring Wabash County to

Groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and grand openings are always major events in Wabash County to welcome new businesses and celebrate the growth of existing ones.

the world are paying dividends. We are forging strong bonds with Japanese communities, companies and schools with added support from Japanese-language classes, exchange programs and other support services. Grow Wabash County also hosts the annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit annually to strengthen these relationships,” said Grow Wabash County President and CEO Keith A. Gillenwater.

“Wabash County’s network of highways and railroads, combined with access to water ports on the Great Lakes and international airports, makes exporting goods to the world easy. Come see the wonders of Wabash County for yourself,” Gillenwater added.

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

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