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Providing the best Education for a Rapidly Changing World

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

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.

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Education, the Key to a Successful , Rewarding Future...

The Indiana Department of Education has established Student Standards for Guidance encompassing three categories, Academic Development, Career Development and Citizenship Development. This guidance takes different forms dependent on age/grade level.

Our world is changing rapidly. In order for students to succeed in school, at work, and in the community, they will need more varied skills and knowledge than ever before. Knox County schools are prepared to help our next generation meet these challenges head on.

The vision of the Vincennes Community School Corporation is; to provide programs and
services that maximize the potential of each student, develop and support quality staff, meet the needs and expectations of the community, effectively manage financial and
physical resources and to provide a positive learning environment in which each individual is prepared, motivated and challenged to become a productive and
responsible citizen.

Vincennes University has a unique appraoch to higher education. While most universities concentrate primarily on the student, VU is offering training on systems and procedures addressing the demands of the highly technical and rapidly changing needs of industry.

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1101 North 3rd Street
PO Box 701
Vincennes, IN 47591
TEL (812) 886-6993
FAX 812-886-0888

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Providing the best Education for a Rapidly Changing World

According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, in 2006, 65 - 76% of Indiana's high school graduates went on to college, compared to the national average of 61%. Indiana has consistently seen a very high percentage of freshmen at four-year colleges and universities return for their sophomore year and a large proportion of students complete certificates and degrees relative to the number enrolled. The number of Indiana residents having a bachelor’s degree has improved markedly over the past 12 years.

All of the schools in the Knox County area stress quality education. Advanced technology is utilized to deliver excellent academic opportunities. In addition, extracurricular activities ranging from a wide variety of sporting programs to a multitude of opportunities in the arts are also stressed.

Area education programs, opportunities and educators have frequently been recognized for excellence at the state and national level.

K-12 Educational Resources

  • Ten Public Elementary Schools
  • Two Parochial Elementary Schools
  • Three Middle Schools
  • Three High Schools
  • One Parochial Middle School/High School

Not content to rest on its laurels as having captured a number of Indiana’s Blue Ribbon School awards as well as federal recognition for outstanding performance, the Vincennes Community School District continues has partnered with several outside resources to increase learning opportunities for students.

Its partnership with Twin Rivers Vocational is a progressive program that provides students with extensive vocational training, giving students a broader range of career choices.

A partnership with Vincennes University offers college-level courses and credit to high school students who plan to continue on to traditional higher education, allowing them to develop at an excellerated pace.

Comprehensive information on the Knox County K-12 school district is available through the Indiana Department of Education's web site.

Higher Education

Vincennes University provides certificate, associate and baccalaureate career programs that lead directly to successful employment. Many programs are both transfer and career in nature. This allows VU students a choice of entering the workplace or continuing toward an advanced degree.

The excellent quality of VU’s programs is underscored by the history of effective articulation, graduate success in career placement, and recognition by professional accrediting bodies. VU students enjoy high placement rates and positive responses to employer surveys. VU works closely with industry in program development and implementation to ensure that job candidates are effectively trained for current and future workforce needs.

VU provides post-secondary education to students from more than 100 countries and through distance education, but it is also a residential, comprehensive community school and preferred choice for many within the nearby geographic area.

Educational services are provided on two established campuses and sites worldwide, but new learning sites are also established in rapid response to industry needs. VU strives to control its tuition and fees but also facilitates all forms of public and private financial aid.

Additional four year programs in the arts and sciences are also close by at world class universities including:

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