Business Friendly

For a small Midwestern town, Pendleton offers some pretty big business advantages. Our location, our people, and our business-friendly atmosphere make this town a great place to start—or grow—your business.

Business Park Opportunities

Numerous business park opportunities exist in the Town of Pendleton along Interstate 69 at Exit 219.  Exit 219 is just 20 minutes north of Indianapolis.  It’s also perfectly situated near some of the Midwest’s other major cities:  Chicago (160 miles), St. Louis (265 miles), Detroit (250 miles), Fort Wayne (90 miles), Cincinnati (90 miles), Evansville (195 miles), Louisville (150 miles).

Falls Pointe Business Park

Falls Pointe is one of the most attractive business development sites in Indiana today. The park is owned by the Town of Pendleton and has been developed specifically to balance the needs of the community, the environment, and modern business.  Inside the boundaries of Falls Pointe, everything has been designed to exceed the needs of large industry. Sites can be personalized to meet unique requirements, and all utilities are available, including high-pressure natural gas and fiber optic lines.  Employee needs haven’t been forgotten, either. Day care and medical facilities are within view of the park, as are numerous restaurants.


Redevelopment Commission

The Pendleton Redevelopment Commission is here with the acumen, energy, and interest to work with you and your company or business to locate or expand in Pendleton.  The RDC oversees the town’s Tax Increment Financing District and the Falls Pointe Business Park.

The RDC consists of six members appointed by the Town Council and the South Madison Community School Corporation Board.  Commission meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 pm in Pendleton Town Hall.  Special meetings and cancellations are posted on the town calendar.

AppointeeAppointed by
Term Expiration
Craig Campbell
Town Council President01/01/2022
Steve Denny
Vice Chairperson
Town Council01/01/2022
Lynn Mellinger
Town Council President01/01/2022
Dan Maddox Town Council President01/01/2022
Dave CravensTown Council01/01/2022
Mike HannaSchool Board01/01/2022

For questions or more information regarding the RDC, please contact the Planning Department at 765-778-8370 or email Rachel Christenson at

Business Support Organizations

Pendleton Business Association

The Pendleton Business Association (PBA) was started in 1997 and strives to enhance local business activity with networking opportunities for the members. The PBA also holds local events that bring visitors from many surrounding communities.

Visit the PBA’s official website.

Main Street Pendleton

Main Street Pendleton was recognized as an Indiana Main Street community in 2012. The organization’s mission is to encourage revitalization and restoration in downtown Pendleton resulting in positive and sustainable change for the community.

Visit Main Street Pendleton’s official website.

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce (MCC) embraces the principles of proactive communication, innovation, and service that make good leaders in the marketplace.

The MCC offers clients a toolbox of connection devices, including in-person networking events, cost-effective seminars and workshops, opportunities to engage with government policy makers, targeted advertising, sponsorship programs, economic development assistance, incubating services, and much more.

Visit the Chamber’s official website.

Madison County Corporation for Economic Development

The mission of the Corporation for Economic Development (CED) is to plan and undertake activities leading to steady job growth, increasing economic diversity, and a strengthened employer base that enhance the quality of life of Madison County.

The CED can help find the perfect building or site, arrange local financing, package local state government incentive programs, and make referrals to reliable local builders, architects, realtors, or other professionals.

Visit the CED’s website.