Careers in Greater Lafayette

“Building and sustaining a strong workforce for Greater Lafayette is paramount. From global industry to small business, our area provides a variety of employment and training opportunities paired with an outstanding quality of life. We create a place where individuals prosper and families thrive.”


-Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski

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With unemployment at historic lows and more people employed in the workforce today than have ever been in Greater Lafayette, opportunities abound in Greater Lafayette to create the career you want. 


(See the Region 4 Workforce Board Unemployment Statistics.) 

A solid and continually growing manufacturing base produces engines, automobiles, metals, truck trailers, gears, cornstarch and more.  Greater Lafayette's economy is vibrant with many jobs to choose from. 


Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, located along the Wabash River, are located 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles southeast of Chicago.


West Lafayette is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, Lafayette and West Lafayette form the core of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Lafayette was 67,140, roughly a 19% increase from 56,397 in 2000. Meanwhile the 2010 U.S. Census pegged the year-round (excluding Purdue University students) population of West Lafayette at 29,596 and a Tippecanoe County population of 172,780.




Quality of Life in Greater Lafayette


Trails for running, walking and biking, botanical gardens, water sports, baseball prospect league Lafayette Aviators, Columbian Park Zoo and more - you can find almost anything here in the Greater Lafayette region.   


Greater Lafayette Commerce brings industries, businesses, governments, education and quality-of-life groups together in one proactive organization to guide economic success and good living in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Whether you are a small business owner, major industry executive, public servant, educator, service provider, prospective newcomer or a resident, you are the focus of all we do.

Our short name encompasses a broad scope:


  •     Traditional chamber activities

  •     Economic development

  •     Community visioning

  •     Advocacy


Drawing on business camaraderie that began in 1901 and a formal organization that’s flourished since 1927, Greater Lafayette Commerce and today’s more than 1,200 members unite to learn, lead, meet new people, celebrate and plan the community’s future.

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