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Opportunity knocks in Knox County Indiana • PO Box 701  Vincennes, IN 47591-0701 • TEL (812) 886-6993 • FAX 812.886.0888 • info@kcdc.com

Our Mission: "The mission of KCDC is to be the catalyst and leader for collaborations, programs, and strategies that promote a strong business climate through a proactive working partnership with government, business, entrepreneurs, education, non-profits, and the community at large."

Our Vision: Knox County is the vibrant center of business, history, culture, and economic vitality offering services, infrastructure, facilities, and possibilities to create opportunities for business, residents, and visitors to live, work and play in a thriving and historic Indiana community.

Knox County Indiana employers give high marks to their workforce when it comes to measuring productivity levels. The annual employee turnover rate is less than 5 percent, and absenteeism rates range from 0-3 percent per month.

If you have specific needs and do not see a Site or Building to fill them below, contact us - we can help!

Information on our existing industries, the cost of doing businesses, taxes, incentives available, government, services and tools for building a successful business are linked below.

The Median Center of US Population is approximately 20 miles west of Vincennes. Because of its strategic location near the Median Center of U.S. Population and the major urban centers, markets and industries, Knox County is a prime location for development and distribution.

Detailed information on the availability and providers of vital services including electric, gas, fire protection, telecommunications, waste water treatment, portable water, groundwater availability and transportation can be found via this link.

Knox County Indiana is a great place to live and work. The community is equally supportive of raising a thriving family or a successful business. And, it is a true community in every sense of the world. We invite you to take a look around, both this site and the Knox County area. We think you will like what you see.

The Knox County Development Corporation would like to acknowledge the Vincennes Sun Commercial, Indiana Economic Digest, InSide Indiana Business, the Evansville Courier and Press and other area resources for some of the news stories and photographs which appear in our news links. We appreciate their ongoing coverage of events which emphasize the growth of Knox County and its economic development efforts.

The Knox County Development Corporation can assist you from planning to completion of your project. How may we assist you? Note:All services are free-of-charge and inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Diverse Economy...

The Vincennes area has a diversified economy. For instance:

• Retail trade is the largest of 20 major sectors having an average wage per job of $20,788 (2009).

• Per capita income for 2008 was $31,352.

•  Manufacturing accounts for 9% of the jobs and is one of the most rapidly growing sectors.

• Knox County's ground breaking Workforce training programs insure a well-trained, highly motivated labor force.

Knox County Development Corporation Logo1101 North 3rd Street
PO Box 701
Vincennes, IN 47591
TEL (812) 886-6993
FAX 812-886-0888 info@kcdc.com

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Knox County Indiana offers an abundant trained workforce for your business.

Knox County Indiana employers give high marks to their workforce when it comes to measuring productivity levels. The annual employee turnover rate is less than 5 percent, and absenteeism rates range from 0-3 percent per month.

In its last formal survey, Knox County had 998 business units providing 16,240 jobs. The largest employing industries in the county were education and health services (including both public and private employment) with almost 34 percent of total industry employment. Trade, transportation, and utilities were next with over 22 percent of total industry employment. Manufacturing showed the most job growth and the largest percentage gain, increasing 316 jobs or almost 21 percent since the last survey.

Average Employment by Sector 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5 yr. change 5year % change
Total Employment 16,534 16,629 17,238 17,410 16,275 17,613 1,079 5.53
Total Private Employment 12,218 12,388 12,962 12,977 13,234 13,208 990 8.10
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunt 329 351 395 411 390 384 61 18.54
Mining 854 999 1,081 935 888 960 106 1.24
Construction 476 454 465 470 462 583 107 2.25
Manufacturing 1,775 1,671 1,737 1,798 2,124 2,136 361 2.03
Wholesale Trade 698 685 677 661 640 626 -72 -10.3
Retail Trade 1,812 1,844 1,912 1,914 1,891 1,958 146 8.05
Transport. and Warehousing 554 622 622 627 627 601 73 8.43
Utilities 247 92 272 260 260 292 45 18.2
Information 163 148 169 182 182 100 -63 38.7
Finance and Insurance 539 531 527 532 492 323 -216 -40.00
Real Estate, Rental, Leasing 110 116 133 136 141 133 23 20.9
Professional and Tech. Servs. 307 309 253 190 183 237 -70 -40.39
Mgmt. of Companies 78 75 65 75 77 90 12 15.4
Admin. and Waste Services 288 303 446 444 490 426 138 47.9
Educational Services 111 101 115 114 121 116 10 4.5
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,103 2,013 2,055 2,129 2,071 2,093 -10 -0.5
Arts, Entertain., and Recreation 61 62 59 59 49 48 -13 -21.3
Accommodation and Food Service 1,274 1,337 1,448 1,549 1,600 1,616 342 25.84
Other Services 494 520 533 557 546 487 -7 -1.47
Federal, State, & Local Govt. 4,316 4,241 4,276 4,433 3,041 4,405 89 2.06
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

 

On February 1, 2012 Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation and the first state in the industrial Midwest to pass right-to-work legislation.

Labor Force Estimates
Knox County, Indiana Area - December 2016
Areas
Labor Force
Unemployed
Rate %
US Total
158,676,000
8,149,000
5.1
State of Indiana
3,295,293
131,441
4.0
Evansville Region
155,920
6,099
3.9
Daviess
15,623
504
3.2
Dubois
23,076
654
2.8
Gibson
19,002
650

3.4

Greene
13,409
780
5.8
Knox
18,852
735
3.9
Lawrence
20,443
1,066
5.2
Martin
5,041
184
3.7
Pike
6,180
257
4.2
Sullivan
8,673
463
5.3
Knox County, IN Area
130,299
5,293
4.1
Vanderburgh
90,874
3,396

3.7

Warrick
31,004
1.209
3.9
TOTAL
252,177
9,898

3.9

Illinois (in Vincennes market area) December, 2016
Crawford 9,929
586
5.9
Lawrence
6,143
528
7.7
Richland,
7,127
432
6.1
Wabash
5,717
392
8.9
Illinois TOTAL
28,916
1,938
6.7

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development December, 2016
Illinois Department of Labor December, 2016

 

Commuting Patterns in Knox County

The following is a summary of what 2014 tax return information tells us about workers and commuters in Knox County:

Details:
Number of tax filers who live in Knox County and work (implied resident labor force) 23,471
Number of tax filers who work in the county 25,151
Number of tax filers who live AND work in Knox County 21,195
Number of tax filers who work in Knox County and live outside of county 3,956

Source: Stats Indiana Commuting Profiles 2014

 

Commuting Patterns - Top Counties sending workers INTO Knox County
Illinois 1,566 52.7%
Daviess County 581 19.6%
Sullivan County 319 10.7%
Other out of state 263 8.9%
Gibson County 240 8.1%
Indiana Department of Revenue, 2014
Commuting Patterns - Top Counties receiving workers FROM Knox County
Gibson County 499 32.7
Daviess County 422 27.6%
Illinois 238 15.6%
Sullivan County 198 13.0%
Other out of state 170 11.1%
Indiana Department of Revenue, 2014

 

 

Workforce Training

Companies know that to be competitive they need skilled, trained workers. The Knox County Partnership (outlined in right column) is the premiere local iniative address this issue in the Knox County area.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) are dedicated to helping you keep your workers trained, and have developed a variety of funding opportunities to keep Indiana businesses competitive and prosperous.

Companies can apply for these funds directly or with the assistance of the experts at KCDC

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The Knox County Partnership...


This groundbreaking partnership between the local WorkOne office, Knox County Development Corp., our corporate citizens and area high schools utilizes the services of Vincennes University, and is the most unique workforce program in the state of Indiana. It is integrating the objectives of workforce development and economic development at a grass root level for the benefit of resident employers and employees alike.

This precedent setting approach is being studied as a prototype by economic development entities for approaching the growing needs of our global economy.