The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is leading LaPorte County efforts to gather salary and benefits data along with LEAP, La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, and the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development.

The LaPorte County group is collaborating with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership and additional region economic development organizations on the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Wages and Benefits Survey. The survey is open through June 15 and is aimed at gathering key components of what businesses are offering their employees.

Employers are encouraged to participate by clicking here.

The confidential survey will compile information on benefits, including health insurance plans and costs, time off, retirement plans, financial incentives, workplace practices, such as training opportunities, wellness incentives and childcare assistance.

“The knowledge of what wages and benefits employers are offering is crucial to keeping our region competitive,” said EDCMC Executive Director Clarence L. Hulse. “We are striving for strong participation in this vital survey, and all businesses that take part will receive the results and have access to this key data.”

The Benefits Survey will be combined with curated wage data published by EMSi, a labor market analytics firm, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to deliver a comprehensive 2021 Wages and Benefits report for the South Bend – Elkhart region, which will be available to all participants in August 2021.