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Historical inventions drive today's innovations in Greater Kokomo.

As the birthplace of one of America's first gasoline combustion-engine cars, stainless steel, signal seeking radios, stellite, and more, Kokomo's history of innovation and ingenuity spans over 150 years. For this  reason, our community has a strong employer presence in the automotive, manufacturing, and technology industries.

Where does our workforce of over 35,000 go every day? Take a look below at a few of our primary employers in Howard County. 

 
 
Automobile manufacturer FCA US LLC employs over 7500 people and operates 3 transmission plants and 1 casting plant facility in Howard County. (Another FCA transmission plant is located just south of Kokomo in Tipton County) . In fact, recent investment from FCA has now made Kokomo the largest automotive transmission-producing community in the world!
 
 
 
 
Delphi Electronics and Safety's 1060 employees make up the Kokomo Technical Center, which provides a variety of testing programs and environments for the company's safety and automotive connectivity technologies. At this facility, products can undergo electromagnetic testing, dynamic testing, and environmental testing in a controlled environment.
 
 
 
  
Automotive manufacturer General Motors employs 875 at its facilities in Howard County. Its Kokomo Operations provide
manufacturing capabilities to GM and Delphi, as well as other companies outside of the automotive industry.
 
 
 
Haynes International, a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-performance nickel- and cobalt-based alloys used in corrosion and high-temperature applications, employs over 750 people at its corporate headquarters. The company has called Kokomo home since its founding in 1912 by famed inventor Elwood Haynes.
 

Other key employers in Kokomo and Howard County include:

 Employer                                                   Industry                     
 
 Employees                                 
 Kokomo School CorporationK-12 Education 1497
 Community Howard Regional HealthHealthcare  1058
 St. Vincent Kokomo   Healthcare 850
 Bona Vista Programs, Inc.Human Services  523
 Syndicate Sales, Inc.  Plastics Manufacturing 276
 Indiana University KokomoHigher Education 266
 

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list of employers in Kokomo and Howard County. For a list of other employers and organizations, check out the Chamber business directory.

 
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