At the bend of the Ohio River in Southwestern Indiana, the city of Evansville grew from a bustling riverport in the early 1800’s to an economically sound 21st century community rich in diverse backgrounds, business opportunities, cultural events, and the home of two major universities.
In 2004, the city was named an “All-American City” by the National Civic League. Evansville has also been listed as one of the best places for families to live. A people-friendly community with vast opportunities for growth . . .economically, spiritually and educationally. Evansville embraces its heritage of hard-working families and welcomes all.
In Evansville, you can enjoy our zoo and botanic gardens, our many museums for art, history, children, and science, our philharmonic orchestra, events at the historic Bosse Field and the Ford Center, and so much more.
Considered the “Center of the Country,” as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Greater Evansville is the point in the country where 50% of the population is north and south of this area, and 50% of the population is east and west of the area. This prime location is within a 12-hour drive of nearly 75% of the country’s population.
Because of its strategic location near the Median Center of U.S. Population and the major urban centers and markets, the Evansville Region is a prime location for manufacturing, distribution or back office facilities.
Evansville is the largest city in the region and the third largest in the state. Being located on the Ohio River in Vanderburgh County makes this area the hub of a large trade territory that includes twenty one counties in Southwest Indiana, Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky.
The multi-modal transportation options, available workforce, and low cost of doing business makes Evansville an attractive location for domestic and international business. Evansville is centralized as your regional hub between Indianapolis, IN; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; and Louisville, KY. According to UPS & FedEx, this region has the lowest shipping rates in the nation.
Evansville is a well-served area by vast road networks, it is also well-served by rail system. Businesses have the ability to both ship and/or receive goods this way. There are also three ports located in the immediate Greater Evansville area; the Henderson County Riverport, the Port of Mount Vernon, and the Port of Evansville. Lastly, the Evansville Regional Airport is available for shipping needs.
Evansville’s low cost of living and high quality of life is why you choose Evansville.