Washington County has a little bit of everything for you - historic roots, modern amenities, and quick access to urban areas. Discover the past and enjoy the present in its communities.
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 Washington County?
Cities and Towns: Campellsburg, Hardinsburg, Little York, Livonia, New Pekin, Salem, & Saltillo
Top Employer Industries: Manufacturing, education, and healthcare services
Visit Knobstone Trail, the longest hiking trail in Indiana, for scenic views of Deam Lake and on clear days, even glimpses of Louisville and the Ohio River. If you’re preparing to hike the Appalachian Trail, visit this trail to help prepare!
The John Hay Center is committed to the preservation of Washington County. The campus includes the Stevens Memorial Museum, Birthplace of John Hay, The Depot Railroad Museum, an Amphitheater, and more.
Just south of downtown Salem, you’ll find the beautiful, serene Lake Salinda. This 90 acre lake is a popular fishing spot and ideal for your walking, running or jogging pleasures.
The Lyon Parlor Soda fountain has been in the Salem Apothecary since the grand opening in 1985. Come visit for lunch, ice cream, take a spin on the stools, and create some memories of your own.