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Martin County

Home to the Hoosier National and Martin State Forest, Martin County is a picturesque setting in southern Indiana that is the epitome of serenity. Offering some of the most breathtaking natural beauty, the outdoor recreation opportunities are nearly endless.

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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 Martin County?

Population: 9,803

Cities and Towns: Loogootee and Shoals

Top Employer Industries: National security and defense and agriculture

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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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Outdoor Recreation

Martin County is home to Jug Rock, the largest free-standing table rock formation in the United States east of the Mississippi River. Located in the Hoosier National Forest, it's something you don't want to miss.

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Outdoor Recreation

Overlook Park is a panoramic view that showcases all that Martin County offers. For a scenic view of the winding White River through river bottom, farms and valleys, come enjoy the park’s shelter house and picnic areas.

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Stoll's Lakeview Restaurant is situated on a 620 acre lake in West Boggs Park and has been in business since 1983 serving authentic Amish cooking, buffet style.

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Want to learn more?

  • Local Newspaper

    • Southern Indiana Business Report

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