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Great skills. Great productivity. Greater Kokomo.

  • 18.1% of the population in Kokomo / Howard County holds a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Industry Week magazine has ranked the Kokomo metropolitan statistical area as first in the nation for manufacturing presence, productivity, and strength.
  • Our highly trained workforce is drawn from a balanced mix of job experiences across six counties.
  • Kokomo / Howard County laborers are known for having that "strong Midwestern work ethic."
  • The average unemployment rate in our area runs at about 9.9%:
    • Total labor force: 37,525
    • Employed: 35,460
    • Unemployed: 2,065
  • Our EDIT Job Training Program assists local businesses in training new workers and retraining existing workers:
    • targets those businesses that may not be eligible for federal and state job training programs with a local 50/50 cash reimbursement for qualified training
    • more information available from Development Department at or by calling 765.456.7375

For additional statistics and details on the Kokomo / Howard County workforce, contact the Alliance.