Indiana is divided into 11 Economic Growth Regions (EGRs) as defined by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Though certain patterns hold true for most regions, there is a considerable amount of variation in employment, wages, and growth among the 11 different regions.
In Part III of the 2007 Indiana Nonprofit Employment report, we present profiles of the nonprofit sector in each of the state’s eleven Economic Growth Regions (EGRs). Read the full report or specific EGR exerpts below.
An Economic Growth Region or EGR defines economic regions in Indiana based on economic and social ties. The Economic Growth Region came from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's 2005 Strategic Skills Initiative (SSI), designed to align the state's economic and workforce development efforts and address anticipated workforce shortages. The Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University was asked to review commuting patterns, demographics, and other quantifiable factors in order to group counties by region. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has built upon these definitions and is using 11 regions for which workforce statistics are created and maintained as part of the Federal Workforce Investment Act.