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Brown County

Brown County is a special place located in the heart of Indiana where you can experience a unique blend of small-town charm and natural beauty. From its rolling hills to its lush forests, Brown County is an outdoor paradise filled with beautiful scenery, parks, and outdoor recreation. 

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Defense Sector Program

Our Defense Sector Program offers out-of-state workers $5,000 to relocate to southern Indiana and work in-person for a company in our defense industry. Purdue@WestGate's Job Board offers a list of open opportunities to apply for!

Once you accept a position in the Indiana Uplands Region, your employer must send a copy of the offer letter from the hiring company to verify the job offer, job title, and salary, which must be a minimum of $60,000.

Please contact our office at 812-277-9778 with any questions about this program!


Experience Indiana’s largest state park! Nicknamed the “Little Smokies”, Brown County State Park encompasses nearly 16,000-acres of rugged hills, ridges, and fog-shrouded ravines. 

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A wonderful mix of old, new, used, and rare books, Fallen Leaf Books is not your usual bookstore. The shop features a children’s section, a large selection of Indiana books by Indiana authors, all the latest non-fiction, and so much more!

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Kick back and relax at Big Woods Pizza. This fun hotspot offers artisan pizzas, fresh salads, tasty paninis, and Brown County-made spirits and brews. Fresh ingredients and a deep love of pizza make this homegrown restaurant a must-visit.

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Treat your taste buds to the wonderful wine at Salt Creek Winery’s tasting room! From all the classics to more unconventional fruit flavors, you’re sure to love the wondrous wine selection.

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Why Brown County?

Population: 15,570

Cities and TownsNashville

Top Employer Industries: Tourism

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