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April 6, 2014

Hitting the road for jobs

24,000 people commute to and from county for work

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“There is an increase in the number of people coming into Madison County,” he said. “Madison County is becoming more competitive in the Indianapolis metropolitan market.”

During the 1970s the commuting pattern for workers was mostly between Anderson and Delaware County, Wertman said. That has now become a pattern of traveling to Marion, Hancock and Hamilton counties.

Wertman said people living in Marion County are looking at Madison County as a place to live and they will commute to work in another county.

“As Anderson develops we will see people commute for better opportunities and jobs,” he said.

Wertman said the STATSIndiana figures don’t include people who commute to Hamilton and Marion counties or come to Anderson for shopping and entertainment.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said he wasn’t surprised at the latest commuting numbers.

He said when members of the Anderson City Council want companies locating in the city to hire only employees from Madison County they are forgetting what the impact would be if other counties took the same approach.

“We’re seeing a lot of what I call ‘cross-pollinating’ of people coming into and out of the county,” Winkler said. “As we continue to see Anderson operating in the Indianapolis economic sphere that trend will continue.”

The number of people coming to Anderson for reasons other than employment is also increasing in recent years, he said.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

The top five counties where Madison County residents commute to on a daily basis for employment, according to STATSIndiana: • Marion County - 6,057 • Hamilton County - 4,557 • Delaware County - 2,042 • Hancock County - 776 • Grant County - 713 Top five counties where people travel from to work in Madison County, according to STATSIndiana: • Delaware County - 1,770 • Hamilton County - 1,651 • Henry County - 1,370 • Marion County - 827 • Hancock County - 501

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