• The Lakes:  Lakes Shafer and Freeman provide both relaxation and endless activities for both residents and visitors including public beaches, boating, fishing, cruises, and more.

  • Indiana Beach:  The major amusement park brings about 750,000 visitors annually to the city and has a strong positive reputation within the state and in major visitor markets like Chicago and Indianapolis. 

  • Restaurant Offerings:  There are a surprising number of locally-owned resaurants for a town of Monticello's size.  The array covers a variety of cuisine styles and price points.

  • Enthusiastic Leadership:  The city's leadership is led by Mayor Ken Houston, who has a reputation of "making things happen" and bringing a positive outlook to the community.

  • Location:  Equidistant from Chicago and Indianapolis allows the community to draw on those major markets for both visitors and businesses.

  • Diverse Economic Base:  Although tourism is important to Monticello, it is not the only economic driver.  The city is buoyed by a diverse economic base including manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare.

  • Available Land:  Opportunities for business growth exist on the north, south, and west sides  of Monticello.

  • Diverse Workforce:  Residents have diverse backgrounds, hardworking Midwestern values, and now have an opportunity for enhanced workforce training due to the addition of an Ivy Tech Campus in town.

  • Healthcare and Education:  The  Ivy Tech campus provides higher education options for locals and workforce development for employers.  Both Ivy Tech and IU Health White Memorial Hospital augment Monticello's standing in the state as both are strong business assets.

  • Golf Opportunities:  Tippecane Country Club and Pine View Golf Course provide an alternative to water-based recreation.  Tippecanoe is considered one of the top ten courses in the state.

  • Diverse Accommodations:  From camping to Bed & Breakfasts, to the Pine View Resort and the Best Western Conference Hotel, there are accomodations for every type of traveler.

  • Complementary Tourism Assets:  In addition to the abundance of recreation opportunities, the city also provides a few complementary activities such as the historical drive-in movie theater, Whyte Horse Winery and the White County Historical Museum.

  • Friendly and Safe Atmosphere:  Residents prize their small-town feel and visitors love the appeal that this safe, hospitable community holds.

 

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