About Benton 4 Business


Welcome To Benton County, Indiana! When I first came to be the Economic Development Director in April 2016, Benton County already had a good start on reinventing itself. I found the elected officials are dedicated to growing the business base of the county.  In 2007, Benton County started construction of Indiana’s FIRST Wind Farm. Being the leader in bringing this renewable energy to our state gives Benton County a great sense of pride.

Being a very rural community with 94% agriculture footprint and a hometown attitude, Benton County is the perfect community to start or expand a business, and raise a family. With a desire to grow it’s agricultural roots, lower tax base, prime business sites, quality school system and a small hometown atmosphere — we are eager to show off our assets.

We encourage everyone to come and visit the majestic beauty of the Benton County wind farms. You will be impressed with the Friendly people of our community. Feel free to stop by and ask questions and be sure to take a tour. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely, Paul Jackson, Director




Our office has joined the Indiana Technology Corridor (ITC) to focus on regional efforts to strengthen partnerships with the Private Sector, Government, the IEDC (International Economic Development Council), Education, the Department of Workforce Development and Utilities.


The organization is a collaboration of the surrounding nine counties:

Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White.

It is a great opportunity for Benton County to be a part of these organizations and develop as a region.

We encourage businesses to contact us with any questions they may have in regards to expansion, information on small business loans, or items that need to be brought to our attention.

The only way we can help is if we communicate with each other. We also encourage entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business to contact our office for the materials needed to start in the right direction.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us!



Beginning January 1, 2010 the Benton County, Indiana Amended Capital Improvement Plan was adopted to specify the use of revenues received by the county from the Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT). These revenues were planned to fund several different economic development projects including the funding of a Benton County Economic Development office. With the retention and expansion of our local business being the primary focus for the office, the Benton County Commissioners hired a full-time Benton County Economic Development Director and a part-time administrative assistant.