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Daviess County

Daviess County offers large-community resources in a small-town environment. Community members have access to top-rated schools and doctors, hospitals, and medical facilities. It's conveniently located midway between two major urban areas in Southern Indiana, making it an ideal place to live and do business. 

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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 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!

Why Daviess County?

Population: 33,418

Cities and Towns: Alfordsville, Cannellburg, Elnora, Montgomery, Odon, Plainville, & Washington

Top Employer Industries: Agriculture, Defense, Manufacturing

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Outdoor Recreation

Everything in your imagination is a reality at West Boggs Park! This 1,600 acre facility hosts a 400 acre play area and the famous 622 acre West Boggs Lake fishery and recreational water.

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Quality of Life

Currently under development in downtown Washington is The Commons, a multi-use facility that will feature a market pavilion, stage, event pavilion, and so much more. 

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Gasthof Amish Village is truly an "oasis in the farmland" of Southern Indiana. Its 92 acres include a hotel, a restaurant, antiques and unique shops, and access to a lake. Visit and experience a blend of Amish history and heritage.

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Outdoor Recreation

Eastside Park covers over 50 acres and includes lakes stocked with fish. The beautiful grounds have several sites for picnics and gatherings. Each Christmas, over 75,000 lights are hung in the park, creating a winter wonderland.

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