Syracuse, Indiana

Community Overview

The DOOR TO TOMORROW has opened in Syracuse, Indiana!!! Syracuse's geographic location is within easy driving distance of Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Ft. Wayne and Toledo. Syracuse is a growing town that takes pride in her rich heritage and in being a model of a small Midwestern community.

A forward moving town with a strong work ethic and a love of traditional family values, Syracuse provides quiet, friendly neighborhoods, a picnic in the park, a walk in the twilight without fear; fine schools, churches and shopping that are all within minutes of home.

Syracuse is the home to many diversified businesses that include metal stamping, rubber component parts and adhesives, aluminum and fiberglass boats, indoor and outdoor performance furnishings, farm equipment implements, control systems and regulators, residential fifth wheels, granite countertops, steel and aluminum fabricating, elastomeric shapes for sealing systems, electrical component generators, and research and product development services.

Major manufacturing employers include-Parker Hannifin Corporation, Better Way Products, Colbin Tool Company, Jasper Plastics, Swiss Perfection, Global Nautical (Rinker Boats and Godfrey Marine), Thor Industries (Redwood RV), Rogers Electro-Matics, PolyWood, Patrick Industries (AIA Countertops) and Technical Services.

The new 62-acre Syracuse Technology Park is adjacent to SR 13 and US 6 north of the Town of Syracuse.  It is a shovel ready site, zoned as an M-1 DPUD for manufacturing, science and technology clusters, R&D, as well as traditional uses. If needed, lots can be combined to make your relocation or expansion cost-effective.

There are incentive programs available for both new and existing businesses designed and implemented to build a sound, healthy environment so that business can operate profitably.  Financial incentives are determined on an individual basis. They range from direct financial cost reductions (cost offsets) to assistance on buildings and infrastructure, to job training incentives.  To be eligible for any incentive(s), the business must meet certain business qualifications and conditions criteria, along with job creation requirements criteria.

Syracuse provides an environment where business can flourish with an outstanding quality of life. An abundance of natural resources, unique real estate properties and an affordable and dependable workforce fosters the best in business development and family living.

It is a regular destination for visitors due to over 4,200 acres of breathtaking lakes (Syracuse Lake, Lake Wawasee, Allen Lake, Hammand Lake, Papakeechie Lake, and Rothenberger Lake).

Surrounding area institutions of higher learning include Notre Dame University, Manchester University, University of Saint Francis, Bethel College, Grace College, Ancilla College, Goshen College, Indiana University - Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW), Holy Cross College, Indiana Tech and Ivy Technical College.

The local public schools of Wawasee, Goshen, and Fairfield are all silver medal high schools, ranked in the top 40 of 370 schools in the State of Indiana.