Monroe County offers a rich quality of life for young families, entrepreneurs, college students, and retirees. Visitors and residents enjoy numerous festivals, walking and cycling trails, and sophisticated cultural amenities.
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 Monroe County?
Cities and Towns: Bloomington, Ellettsville, Harrodsburg, Smithville, and Stinesville
Top Employer Industries: Higher education, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing
Switchyard Park is a 65 acre park located in Bloomington. The park is a culmination of decades of planning, as both city leaders and residents saw the potential of an abandoned railroad switchyard to become a destination park for people of all ages and abilities.