When employers are asked the number one reason they like to run a business in this area they universally respond "the work ethic of the people."
The work ethic dates back to the roots of our Amish and Mennonite heritage that settled Goshen in 1834. While you can still see Amish with horses and buggies on our streets, Goshen is a dynamic and growing community. Today, Goshen is a city of over 29,000 residents nestled in the center of the northern Indiana county of Elkhart. The community is growing quickly, with the city gaining over 6,000 residents during the 1990's. Through our growth over the past 25 years, we have become an ethnically diverse community providing residents an opportunity to interact with people from many different cultures.
Our explosive growth is a result of others discovering that with an affordable cost of living and an industrious workforce, Goshen is great place to locate and grow a business.
HERE IS WHY GOSHEN IS GREAT PLACE TO RUN A BUSINESS!
Goshen is the heart of the Midwest as well as the middle of Elkhart County. Chicago, just 120 miles to the west, is within easy reach by way of the Indiana Toll Road. Other major cities in proximity to Goshen include: South Bend, 25 miles; Detroit, 170 miles; Toledo, 130 miles; Indianapolis, 140 miles and Cleveland, 250 miles. The city of Elkhart, with 54,000 residents is also close, being just 12 miles away.