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Greene County

The independent spirit, love of the land, and humble hardworking nature that characterized the first settlers who established the thriving small towns nestled throughout Greene County’s sprawling countryside is still alive today.

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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 Greene County?

Population: 31,006

Cities and Towns: Bloomfield, Jasonville, Linton, Lyons, Newberry, Solsberry, Switz City, & Worthington

Top Employer Industries: Agriculture, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing

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Outdoor Recreation

This 1400-acre property contains approximately 50 miles of “marked” off-road vehicle trails. From gentle slopes to technically difficult trails, Redbird delivers trails for all skill levels as they twist through the spoil piles left by early-era mining in the region.

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Located in Solsberry, this general store has been owned by the Yoho family for generations. The store serves the community as a gas station, convenience store, and restaurant specializing in breaded tenderloins and hand-scooped ice cream.

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Greene County’s steel-girder railroad trestle is one the longest of this type of bridge in the world still in use today. Built in 1906, it stretches across the Richland Creek Valley making it the most memorable structure in one of the most scenic areas of the county.

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Outdoor Recreation

Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County provides quality outdoor recreational opportunities on 9,098 acres of prairie and marsh habitat. About 12,000 wildlife watchers visit each year, and the property records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts.

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