For over 150 years, Union City has been home to business success.
Today we continue to play in the big leagues, and are re-energizing a town that has survived the impact of the plant-closing era of the late 20th century. Our combination of proven success, resilience in the face of adversity and can-do attitude gives you a uniquely qualified partner in progress.
We understand the direct link between small-town prosperity and the success of the businesses that provide jobs and economic activity. From your initial contact with our mayor to active exploration of the potential fit between your goals and our capabilities, you will find a partnership attitude.
We have absorbed the hardest possible hit: the loss of major employers based on factors outside our control. Books have been written about the errors made by company management and union leadership in responding to the realities of globalization. The past is now the past. Today we understand that long-term prosperity must be a partnership of corporate employers, community leaders and a workforce committed to a win-win-win outcome. Simply stated, there is awareness, earned in the trenches, that the marketplace is a brutally competitive place where victory requires sound strategy and excellent execution.
The upheavals and conflicts of the plant closing era clouded a fundamental truth: Small-town employees have made a lifestyle choice. They chose not to pursue a big city life and the pursuit of potentially greater financial gain. They chose family roots and the safety, security and relative serenity of the small town lifestyle. At the core of this decision is a quality of loyalty and belief in the value of relationships and long-term contentment These qualities translate to the kind of workforce that can be molded into an outstanding team, now and far into the future. .
We represent a classic provincial market, safely isolated from all major cities, two medium sized cities: Richmond in Wayne County, and Muncie in Delaware. All other population lives in small towns or rural hamlets.
Total Population: 360,000+. Substantially larger than the population of Evansville, Indiana's third largest metro area.
Age Distribution of Population: Favorable. Median age just over 40. See table.
Active Workforce: 143,000. Attractive jobs will also draw from Dayton, a metro area of 800,000, 47 miles SE of Union City.
Education: Strong, 90%+ have high school degrees or higher.
Cost of Living Factors:
- Housing costs among the lowest in the country
- Median income is well above the poverty line, but reflects a modest cost of living as lifestyle.
By definition, consideration of a small town relocation will include the trade-off of less than ideal proximity to some roads and infrastructure. Offsets include lower costs of land, property, safety, security and living wage for employees. The soft benefits of small-town culture are also a factor.
Obviously, Union City has navigated this issue successfully for a very long time, and is again attracting interest from major players. Our Miller Lumber Company ships internationally. Eco-Vehicles and our emerging Workhorse plant ship coast to coast, We look forward to discussing pros and cons.
Rail Lines are Available: Union City's name and history is closely connected to commerce by railroad and it remains an alternative today.
Digital Resources: Two of Union City's big-players are principally internet companies working on the worldwide web. The city has invested in infrastructure to fully support our dot com enterprises.
Ecology-Based Development: Our Cardinal Ethanol and Eco-Vehicles are players in ecoology. Active development in Randolph county has established strong positions in both wind and solar power.
Proximity to Interstates and Cities are shown in the analysis below.
Union City's central location is ideal for regional and Midwestern distribution and competitive nationally. Among Union City's early products were nationally distributed utility vans (e.g. Post Office, UPS, Jewel Tea).
This analysis shows 50 million of population within one day's truck drive.
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