Once known for a traditional economy built on iron and steel, glass, and mining, Terre Haute has evolved to a global economy driven by advanced manufacturing industries.  Automotive OEM's, steel manufacturing, plastics, and food are just a few of the many business sectors that are growing and succeeding here.
 
Some of the most established nationally and internationally known companies within the plastics and chemical sectors operate in Terre Haute, including Ampacet, Bemis, Taghleef, Tredegar, and Verdeco.  These brands are one major reason why this community has a large plastics and chemical industry sector workforce within the state.

We have the best ingredients for making us a destination for food manufacturing and processing companies which includes thriving companies such as DuPont and Clabber Girl.  Adding to the effort to diversify and add value to our food manufacturing industry is Select Genetics with the worlds largest turkey incubation and hatching facility.  Plus, we have nearly 470 working farms whose exports include soybeans, corn, forestry, wheat and hay.

Entrepreneurialism is embraced in Terre Haute.  We understand "economic gardening"  and work to connect entrepreneurs to resources, encouraging the development of essential infrastructure and providing entrepreneurs with needed information to fuel firm expansion.  

There is something to say about being home grown.  First Financial Bank is the oldest national bank in Indiana and the 5th oldest in the United States.  With its headquarters and holding company calling Terre Haute home, First Financial Corporation has been ranked among the top 100 efficient bank holding companies in the U.S.  Notwithstanding, whether you're in banking and finance, investments or insurance, we want you to know the resources found here will be the key to improving your bottom line.