Because Avon belongs to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), it participates in an enviable business base.
When breaking down business statistics for the county, 34,367 people work in the private sector, 10,722 work in services, the government employs 6,184, 3,136 found employment in transportation/utilities, and 8,628 workers fall into the “other” category.
In 1952, the area boasted a mere three businesses, all located on the same corner. Today, the Avon Chamber of Commerce has expanded to serve more than 600 businesses. The insurance, accounting, and real estate industries were among the first businesses to hang out a shingle in Avon in the last decade, followed by retail merchants who recognized a good consumer base when they saw one.
However, thanks to the town’s official incorporation on May 20, 1996, town leaders can tightly control its future growth.
Major employers include:
• Avon Community Schools
• American Fasteners Inc., which produces industrial fasteners.
• Harlan Bakeries, which occupies 150,000 square feet of space to produce bagels.
• Clarian West Medical Center
• Phoenix Fabricators & Erectors, which makes metal storage tanks.
• Hendricks Regional Health
• Duke Energy
• Hendricks County Government
• CSX, railyard
Electricity is provided by Indianapolis Power & Light, Hendricks Power Cooperative and Duke Energy. Indiana Gas Company/Vectren supplies gas, while Ameritech handles area telephone service. Water is provided by IWC Resources and sewage is controlled by the West Central Conservatory District.
The Chamber, in an effort to add to the tax base and further support the school system, willingly works overtime with interested industries to facilitate start-ups and relocations.