Dover Chamber of Commerce


The opportunities for business growth in Batesville are exceptional. Economic growth within the community continues to be supported and promoted by the city administration and citizens. In other words, business growth is not a concern — it is a reality we are proud to be a part of!

The economic base centers on stable, productive and growing opportunities. Batesville has been fortunate to be the home of many local success stories, and new businesses have been positive additions to the community. All of this has succeeded, many say, because of the strong German heritage in which a positive work ethic is promoted. The labor force is motivated, hard-working, reliable and performance oriented. Its profile ranges from semi-skilled to skilled.

Location plays a major role in the expansion decision-making process of any business. Batesville’s enviable location — at the midway point between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, adjacent to I-74 — wins this point every time.

Batesville’s anchor has been its flourishing manufacturing base. This is led by the Fortune 1000 Hillenbrand Industries, once owned by a local family and whose stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Hillenbrand Industries currently employs about 3,200 people locally, and plays a key role in the success of the community as a whole. Hillenbrand Industries is the parent company, and its main subsidiaries are Batesville Casket Company (which manufacturers burial caskets) and Hill-Rom, Inc. (which manufactures hospital equipment for healthcare facilities).

Batesville is also home to Batesville Tool & Die Company, which is known for its precision tool and die work. This is another family-owned company that has continued to grow and expand throughout the years. They also play a positive role in the partnership of business and education, and are very involved in the community.

Other companies located in Batesville include:

  • Heartwood Manufacturing (woodworking)
  • GE Lighting Distribution Center
  • New Horizons Rehabilitation Center
  • Weberding’s Custom Wood Carving
  • Romweber Furniture
  • Virtus, Inc. (parent company located in Dublin, Ireland)
  • Med-Mizer
Cinergy/PSI and REMC, a Southeast Indiana Cooperative of Hoosier Energy provide electricity to the residential, business and industry community. Enhanced Telecommunications and Verizon offer telephone service, while natural gas, water and sanitation are offered through the city utilities.

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