Economic Development

Welcome to the Cass County area!

Purpose

The Economic Development efforts focus on existing business, expanding that business and attracting new business to the county. We also provide support for entrepreneurial opportunities by businesses locating in the Inovateus Center with mentoring opportunities. The Cass County Economic Development Corporation is ready, willing and able to help you and your businesses.

Edward Lowe Foundation

Cass County is home to the Edward Lowe Foundation, many local community events, superb health care, and a quality of life that is second to none that includes fishing, golf, recreation and trails.

Workforce Demographics

The County's workforce is trained and mobile. 38.6% of the workforce works in the County and 61.4% commutes to work in all of the surrounding counties. Major employers include:

View the Survey of Wages and Benefits for the Michiana Region 2015.

Starting a Business

Learn more about starting a business (PDF).

History

Cass County's history is also unique. The Kentucky Raid took place in August of 1847. It is a story of how white and black citizens stood up to armed invaders from Kentucky intent on kidnapping former slaves. 

The local Court prevented the travesty from occurring. The Michigan Bar Association has commemorated this legal milestone with a plaque placed near the 1899 Courthouse.

  1. Barkley Garrett

    CEcD

  2. Economic Development

    Phone: 269-683-1833