At the southwest corner of the state lies Posey County, bordered by the Wabash River to west and the Ohio River to the south.
Several major employers have facilities in Posey County, including SABIC Innovative Plastics in Mt. Vernon with more than 1,200 local employees; CountryMark; Bristol-Myers Squibb; and The Babcock & Wilcox Company. A nearly $2.1 billion project planned for Posey County by Midwest Fertilizer Corporation will result in 2,500 construction jobs during development and 200 high-wage permanent positions.
Median household income in Posey County is within the top 10 counties in the state and top 250 counties nationwide. Posey County ranks third highest in the state for average wage per job and is within the top 200 counties nationwide.
The City of Mt. Vernon, about 18 miles from Evansville, is the county seat and has an active business climate. Mt. Vernon is home to the Southwest Indiana Chamber Posey County office and the Posey County Economic Development Partnership.
The Town of New Harmony, a historic town in western Posey County along the Wabash River, was first a spiritual sanctuary and later a haven for international scientists, scholars, and educators who sought equity in communal living. The small town is home to Indiana’s oldest continuously operating public library, the Working Men’s Institute, Harmonie State Park, many historic structures, and charming shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Other communities in Posey County include the Towns of Poseyville (about 21 miles from Evansville), Griffin (about 29 miles from Evansville), and Cynthiana (about 19 miles from Evansville).
Residents of Posey County are served by two public school districts: the Metropolitan School District of Mt. Vernon and the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County.
For more information on Posey County, contact our Posey County office at 812-838-3639 or visit our Posey County Alliance page.