A study from Idaho-based Emsi says two central Indiana counties are among the top 100 in the nation for attracting skilled talent. The labor market data company compiled the 2020 Talent Attraction Scorecard based on criteria including net migration, overall job growth and educational attainment.
The rankings are split into three categories: large counties with populations higher than 100,000, small counties with populations between 5,000 and 100,000, and micro counties with populations lower than 5,000.
Hamilton County is the highest-ranked Indiana county in the large category at No. 74, followed by Hendricks County at No. 92.
Carol Sergi with the Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. tells Indiana Public Broadcasting the county is working to attract young families, college graduates and others to the area, as well as working with local residents who attended a four-year college, but did not earn a degree.
“So we’re really trying to work with those folks and help them with other training opportunities that could really get them on a great career path that has high paying jobs, and [fill] needs that we have in the county,” Sergi said.
The remainder of the Indiana rankings on the list include:
- Johnson County (135)
- Porter County (287)
- Elkhart County (296)
- Allen County (306)
- Tippecanoe County (328)
- Vanderburgh County (375)
- Madison County (377)
- Monroe County (378)
- St. Joseph County (408)
- La Porte County (410)
- Lake County (448)
- Vigo County (453)
- Marion County (537)
You can view the full list and connect to the study by clicking here.