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Shelby County, Indiana is home to a large workforce of highly skilled individuals who have grown up in a culture that prizes hard work and quality workmanship.

Manufacturers and other industries profit from Indiana’s strong manufacturing heritage and a workforce that understands advanced manufacturing. That’s why we’re home to 13 facilities from global leaders.

The economy of Shelby County employs 22,500 people. The largest industries are Manufacturing (5,021, Health Care and Social Assistance (3,040), and Construction (2,118).

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Shelby County, IN grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 22,000 employees to 22,500 employees.

Source: DATA USA


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To meet and sustain the skills needed by today’s companies, our local school systems and higher education providers work closely with the business community.

Nine of Shelby County’s K-12 schools recently received an A rating — the highest possible — from the Indiana Department of Education, reflecting their ability to prepare students for the state’s needs. You’ll also see that performance reflected in test scores and impressive graduation rates.

Students and current workers have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills employers need through higher education institutions. From career-focused vocational education to postgraduate training in business and professions, Shelby County and the surrounding area give employees access to the knowledge and skills they need to help their employers succeed.



Shelby County high school graduates can have their Ivy Tech Community College expenses covered if they pursue degrees in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology, Business Administration, General Studies or Transfer General Education Core. The program also includes a mentorship component.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • county residency
  • 2016 graduate of a Shelby County high school, home school program or high school equivalency diploma
  • minimum 2.0 GPA
  • full-time Ivy Tech enrollment maintaining a 2.0 GPA and meeting satisfactory academic progress
  • minimum of 10 hours of community service per semester


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