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Infrastructure Information for Knox County Indiana

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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Abundant Water...

The average daily water consumption for Vincennes in 1999 was approximately 3,400,000 GPD and the projected average daily consumption in the year 2020 is 5,500,000 GPD.  Taking this information seriously, the City has been very proactive in making plans for its future water needs.

Since 2004, several large projects have been conducted to assure continued availability of abundant fresh water.

Groundwater Availability...

Under Vincennes and a great deal of Knox County lies a great natural resource, the Great Underground Water Resource. This giant resource has approximately 125, 118,259,200,000 gallons of pure 56 degree constant temperature water per day flowing down to the sea. Depending on site location, water may be found in great quantities between 20 to 90 feet down. Even with this great resource, soil compaction is easily attained with soils averaging 2,500 to 3,000 psi. loading capabilities.


Affordable Utilities...

Abundant natural resources keep utility costs low in Knox County. Providers to the area consistently rank well below the national average in rates. Current retail rates for Southwest Indiana are in the lowest 25% nationwide.

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

Infrastructure Information for Knox County Indiana


Electric Power to the Knox County/Vincennes area is supplied by Duke and WIN Energy REMC. Out of 167 utilities nationwide, Duke ranks 138th - among the lowest 20% in the country. The industrial power cost for Knox County/Vincennes area based on 1,000 kW high load factor is 63% of the US average.
Source:Duke/PSI Energy

Natural Gas

Vectren serves all of Knox County. The Company distributes natural gas to over 104,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers. In addition to connection with four interstate gas transmission companies, Vectren owns three underground gas storage fields, ensuring the ready delivery from storage of 3.8 billion cubic feet of safe, reliable natural gas at competitive prices. Vectren offers a variety of services including firm and interruptible service and transportation of customer-owned gas. Other industrial tariff rates are very competitive, ranking the lowest of any major investor-owned, gas distribution company in the United States, in 1995.

Fire Protection

The Vincennes Fire Department

  • 40 full time professional fire fighters, these include:
      • Chief
      • Three assistant chiefs
      • 36 first-class freemen
      • + 13 volunteer fire departments throughout the county
  • 4 fire stations
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians
  • (2) Bicycle Patrol with complete EMS capabilities
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Investigators
  • Provides training for schools and law enforcement
  • ISO Ready level 4 (soon to qualify for level 3)

The Vincennes Township Fire Department

  • 9 full time professional fire fighters
  • 50 volunteers
  • 4 locations
  • Medical Response
  • Haz Mat Team
  • Mutual Aid Agreement with area fire services for additional assistance


AT & T

  • Serves Vincennes and Knox County
  • Telephone lines installed - 65,511 telephone lines
  • System capacity Unlimited
  • System Central Office switches serving the Vincennes area are #5ESS digital.
  • The main host switch has not experienced any service outages over the past 18 months
Services available
  • Touch Tone Dialing
  • Domestic and international direct long distance dialing
  • Mobile telephone service throughout the entire service area
  • Call Waiting
  • Call forwarding
  • Three-way calling
  • Speed dialing

New Wave Communications

  • Serves Bicknell, Bruceville, Edwardsport, Freelandville, Monroe City, Oaktown, Sandborn, Vincennes, Westphalia and Wheatland.
  • Data
    ·         Wide variety of speeds, including up to 100 Mbps
    ·         Flexible network options to suit your usage needs
    ·         Fiber-based solutions up to 10 Gbps
    ·         Video conferencing services available
  • Voice
    ·         Technical reliability ensures crystal-clear voice quality
    ·         Cloud PBX delivering best-in-class systems at a low entry investment
    ·         PRI and SIP Trunking services
  • Video
    ·         All-weather reliability
    ·         Advanced services including DVR, TV2GO, HD and Digital Music
    ·         Bulk service discounts for multiple dwelling units and hotels
    ·         Local sales and technical support

Vincennes is connected to America's statewide fiber backbone network which encompasses over 95,000 miles of fiber optics in Indiana to transmit voice, data, and video Fiber facilities can be made available should a customer desire to contract for services requiring fiber infrastructure.
Points of Presence (POPs) serving Vincennes 46 different carriers including AT&T, MCI, Sprint, ALLNETT, LCI, LDDS, US SIGNAL and Wiltel.

Waste Water Treatment

Waste water treatment is provided by the Vincennes Sewer Department. The department operates an activated sludge treatment plant southwest of the City of Vincennes

  • Plant Design Capacity - 7.45 MGD
  • Average Daily Flow - 5.02 MGD (2015)
  • Peak Design 22.0 MGD

Solid Waste

Southwest Indiana is served by all the major rubbish and garbage removal services. Knox County is currently using a subtitled C & D landfill located in Worthington, IN. This facility is permitted for approximately 12 years with an additional 300 acres to be developed and permitted in the near future. This landfill is permitted to handle special waste. Hazardous waste is sent to Bloomington, IN.
Additional Area Landfills

  • Black Foot -Pike County, Petersburg, IN
  • Rumpke Land Fill, Worthington, IN

Potable Water

Drinking water is supplied by the Vincennes Water Department. Source of water is a sand and gravel aquifer at a depth of 90 feet with a well field and treatment plant located southwest of the City of Vincennes

  • Current daily pumping capacity - 8.0 MGD
  • Current daily average demand - 3.8 MGD

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