The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

Small City... Big Possibilities

Local Business Climate

Industry Strengths & Targets

In Indiana we make things and the same is true for Crawfordsville. The manufacturing sector accounts for 25% of employment in Montgomery County. Our manufacturers specialize in metals, paper, food, plastics, and fabrication. In addition to the manufacturing sector we are proactively pursuing sectors that complement our current business base which include: R&D, IoT, and Logistics.

 

Strength in Power & Renewables

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power (CEL&) is an owner and member of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and has some of the lowest rates in Indiana—often 10-20% lower than competitors. The partnership with IMPA helps provide a low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible power supply to members. A commitment to renewable energy sources is important and why Crawfordsville is the largest solar-generating IMPA community in Indiana. Currently, five solar parks provide 28MW of power which accounts for 50% of CEL&P's average peak load and all of that power remains on the local distribution system thus keeping rates even lower.

Largest Employers 

Crawfordsville has a diverse business base that is a blend of industry sectors ranging from large manufacturers to small innovative entrepreneurs. All continue to find success here due to a local government support system based on collaboration and a clear understanding of business needs. Following are the largest private-sector employers.

PRIVATE SECTOR*

NAME

INDUSTRY

EMPLOYEES

LSC Communications US, LLC

Book Publishing and Printing

981

Penguin Random House, LLC

Distribution and Fulfillment

763

Nucor Steel

Steel Mini Mill

740

Acuity Brands Lighting

High-tech LED Industrial Lighting Manufacturing

642

Pace Dairy Foods

Natural Cheese Processing & Packaging

339

Closure Systems International, Inc.

Plastic Closure and Bottle Caps Manufacturing

260

Banjo Corporation

Fluid and Metering Devices Manufacturing

245

Raybestos Powertrain

Tier I Supplier Automotive Transmission Parts

180

Heritage Products

Tier I Supplier Automotive Safety Critical Parts

121

International Paper

Paperboard and Packaging Material Manufacturing

106

*As of Dec 2020

 

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