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Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Those seeking a location where the entrepreneur spirit is welcomed, nurtured and supported will find Steuben County and Northeast Indiana dynamic partners! We are a community and region that has supported business creation and innovation long before fancy French words were used to encapsulate the process. Local companies like Vestil, Klink Group, Autoform Tool & Manufacturing and Swager Communications all began as ideas of people willing to take a risk.
Community banks and informal investment capital fueled these and other new businesses in the region for generations. Despite some changes in regulations and underwriting requirements, Steuben County remains a community determined to support innovators and risk takers. The State of Indiana provides additional tools for this work.
Resources for innovation and entrepreneurs include:
21st Century Fund
Indiana Community Development Fund
Indiana Angel Network Fund