Much of the Lafayette region's economy is based on the academic and industrial activities of nearby Purdue University. The biggest portion of the city's workforce is employed by Purdue University and by its associated businesses. Lafayette is home to companies such as Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Caterpillar, and Wabash National. The city includes companies that manufacture items such as electrical, industrial products, aluminum, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals and rubber products.
The major job providing industries are education, transportation equipment, healthcare, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, professional and scientific and technical services; and metal and metal products.
Lafayette has numerous employers. The Lafayette region's top employers include:
- Purdue University
- Wabash National Corp
- Subaru of Indiana Automotive
- Caterpillar Inc
- IU Health Arnett Hospital
- Evonik Tippecanoe County Laboratories
- Lafayette Venetian Blind
- Tate & Lyle
- Rea Magnet Wire Corp
- Oerlikon Balzers Coating
- Ivy Tech Community College
- Franciscan Health Lafayette
Jobs more prevalent in the city of Lafayette than most cities include agricultural and food science technicians, team assemblers, industrial engineering technicians, industrial production managers, chemists and mechanical engineers.
In Lafayette Indiana, companies are provided assistance from associations such as:
Those interested in staying current on Lafayette business activities may want to read the Journal & Courier