Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

Economic development organization that attempts to assist at all levels of need for new and existing businesses.


Provide services that includes workforce training, assistance as a satellite office for the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, and other types of assistance to new and expanding businesses.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Economic Development
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Industry
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists

Management Issues

  • Human Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research


  • One-on-One Counseling

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary Contact
Larry Wickert
1915 South Heaton Street
knox, IN 46534