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Orange County

Whether you prefer to spend your leisure time exploring the great outdoors, visiting small hometowns, delving into local history or enjoying a little nightlife, you’ll find it all in Orange County. The county is home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural scenery, the largest covered water park in Indiana and winter snow skiing.

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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 Orange County?

Population: 19,623

Cities and Towns: French Lick, Orleans, Paoli, & West Baden Springs

Top Employer Industries: Tourism, accommodation and food service, manufacturing, and construction

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Voted Best Hotel in Indiana by Travel & Leisure Magazine, French Lick Resort is a beautiful blend of luxury and history. The resort consists of both French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel.

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Outdoor Recreation

Patoka Lake is Southern Indiana’s #1 recreation area. The 8,800 acre lake and 26,000 acre DNR property offer boating, swimming, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, canoeing, and camping.

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Make the most of your family time together at French Lick's indoor water park, Big Splash Adventure! With a retractable roof and over 40,000 square feet, there is something for everyone at the water park.

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Outdoor Recreation

Hoosier National Forest provides a wide mix of opportunities for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful 204,000 acre forest a local treasure.

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