Location and Logistical advantages of Knox County Indiana

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 Long Range Goals: 1. Increase the manufacturing percentage of overall employment
                                               2. Increase established basic employers' capital investment and job creation  
                                               3.  Increase the per capita income growth equal to that of the state as a whole.  
                                              4.  Maintain Knox County's role as a regional retail, service, and education center.

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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Logistical Advantages...

Indiana has several logistical advantages that help rank it as one of the top areas in the country from a locational standpoint. Indiana ranks first in the nation for interstate access and interstate miles, ninth in rail miles, and 15th in terms of foreign and domestic waterborne shipping. There are active ports on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, and the state boasts two of the nation’s top 100 cargo airports.

The state has long been known as the "Crossroads of America" and ranks first in the nation in terms of interstate access. Knox County is a prime example of the accessiblity of Indiana and is within 24 hours drive of over 80% of the nation's top markets.

Indiana Logistics Facts...

• 1st in the nation for interstate highway access, with more intersecting highways than any other state.
• 75% of the United States and Canadian populations live within one day's truck drive of Indiana.
• Maintains more than 680 airports, including the second largest hub on the FedEx airfreight network.
• 724 million tons of freight travel through Indiana yearly, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic.
• Ranks ninth among all states for railroad mileage and 15th in waterborne shipping.

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

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Vincennes, the county seat of Knox County, Indiana is located 25 miles north of Toyota (TMMI), 37 miles north of Interstate 64, 47 miles north of Evansville, Indiana and 57 miles south of I-70 and Terre Haute, Indiana on US 50 and US 41. US 41 is a 4 lane limited access highway, interstate connector, providing access to I-64 and I-70. Vincennes is on the Wabash River and is within 24 hour truck drive to over 80 of the top 100 markets in the United States. Knox County provides a prime location for just in time deliveries. The central location is key to your distribution needs.

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Distance to Major Markets

Knox County is within 5 hours driving time of most of the major Midwest markets and 24 hours of 80% of the top 10 US markets.

Distance to major markets from Knox county indiana

Distance to Major Cities
City Miles Kilometers
Terre Haute, Indiana 57 94.93
Evansville, Indiana 47 75.62
Indianapolis, Indiana 115 185.04
Louisville, Kentucky 116 186.64
St. Louis, Missouri 150 241.35
Chicago, Illinois 230 370.07
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nashville, Tennessee 219 352.37

Median Center of US Population

While many locations might talk about their "central" location, only a few can honestly claim to be in the "Center of the Country" as defined by the US Census Bureau.

The median center, as shown below, is defined as a point where 50% of the population is north of the point and south of the point, and 50% of the population is east of the point and west of the point. That point is located approximately 20 miles west of Vincennes, Indiana. 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.

Median Center of US population

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