Perfect Climate

Specialty Food Manufacturing

  • High existing local agricultural industry specialization
  • Existing agriculture infrastructure
  • Low cost municipal utilities
  • Historical, cultural and rural appeal aligned with today’s consumer preferences.
  • Quality labor-management relations
  • Stable workforce
  • Attractive existing wage profile
  • Local quality of life appeal

Wholesale Distribution

  • High existing local transportation, warehousing and distribution industry specialization
  • Existing logistical occupation specialization
  • Interstate 64—major east-west connector from St. Louis, MO to Richmond, VA.
  • Convenient to UPS Global Freight Services, Louisville KY.
  • Convenient access to Port of Indiana, Mt. Vernon—the country’s 8th largest inland port
  • Low cost municipal utilities
  • Quality labor-management relations
  • Stable workforce
  • Attractive existing wage profile
  • Local quality of life appeal

Specialty Manufacturing

  • High existing manufacturing industry specialization
  • Existing production labor specialization
  • Low cost municipal utilities
  • Existing materials moving and distribution infrastructure
  • Quality labor-management relations
  • Stable workforce
  • Attractive existing wage profile
  • Local quality of life appeal

Desirable Businesses

Specialty Food Manufacturing

  • Organics & Natural
  • Ready to Eat
  • Private Label
  • Age Awareness & Portion Control Products

Wholesale Distribution

  • Electric Equipment
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Computer Peripherals & Components
  • Medical Equipment
  • Refrigeration Equipment

Specialty Manufacturing

  • Dental Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
  • Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
  • Sport and Athletic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Game, Toy and Children’s Vehicle Manufacturing

Workforce Training

Specialty Food Manufacturing

The Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC) located in Dubois County, on 1,300 acres focuses on increasing horticultural and agronomic crop yields and quality. Extension specialists provide research and outreach to growers and others in southwestern Indiana.

Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) also assists Dubois County’s workforce with systems development and solutions driven partnerships.