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Contacts for KCDC

The dedicated, expert staff of the Knox County Development Corporation is your first point of contact for locating or expanding your business in Knox County Indiana.

Kent Utt and Becky Litherland will make sure that every avenue is explored to make your business thrive in Knox County.

Kent Utt, CEO of KCDC
Kent E. Utt,
President/CEO KCDC

As President and CEO of KCDC, Kent is a lifelong resident of Knox County Indiana. A graduate of the North Knox School Corporation, Kent subsequently attended the University of South Florida majoring in Business Administration, Indiana State University where he earned a BS in Finance /Economics and Ball State University where he received his MBA in Business Administration.

He served 26 years at Regions Bank where his responsibilities included business development and sales management of the consumer and business division for seventeen branches in southern Indiana (10 counties) and 3 branches in southeastern Illinois (2 counties).

Kent is the proud parent of two children. His daughter, Madison, is a 3rd grade teacher at Vincennes Community Schools. His son, Mason, is attending the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Kristi, his wife, is a marketing and technology teacher at North Knox High School and Knox County CEO facilitator. Kent and his wife are members of the First Church of God and in available spare time, Kent enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, horse trail riding/camping and bicycle riding in the summer and quail and pheasant hunting in the winter.

Utt is extremely passionate about expanding business and opportunities for Knox County while coaching/leading a volunteer board and improving the overall economic and social climate in Knox County. He enjoys the strategic/negotiating nature of business development /expansion and thrives on the competitiveness that is inherit with landing /retaining /expanding long-term trusted relationships.


Becky Litherland, Administrative Manager of KCDC
Becky Litherland,
Administrative Manager

As Administrative Manager, Becky is the heart and soul of the KCDC office. In addition to expertly handling the day to day business of the KCDC office, she quietly makes all arrangements for everything from a small meeting at the office to the best attended local economic development annual meeting in Southwest Indiana.

Becky is a reliable resource for all information required by site selectors and corporations researching site location and/or expansion.

A lifelong resident of Knox County, she is dedicated to the continued growth and betterment of the community she loves.


Indiana Economic Development Corporation Staff Workforce Training, Grants & Incentives
Susan Vaughn
Director, Southwest Region
318n Main Street, Suite 503
Evansville, IN 47708
(812) 492-4415
(812) 492-4412 fax

Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Jim Hadden
Small Business Innovation Research Program
18 Main Street #401
(812) 340-5174

Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Devin Hillsdon-Smith
Regulatory & Permitting Assistance
One North Capital, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-8833