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Clark County, Ind.: Arts and culture on the rise

In March the picturesque waterfront town of Jeffersonville, Clark County’s seat, was awarded a $220,000 state tourism grant for the development of its Arts and Cultural District. The money will be used to create a home for artists, makers, historians, inventors and others to have a workspace in underutilized buildings and green spaces. It’s part of the ongoing revitalization in the city that’s connected to Louisville by foot by The Big Four Bridge. 

The second oldest county in Indiana, Clark County was formed in 1801 and was named after Revolutionary War leader Gen. George Rogers Clark. Today, it’s a prime place for business and entertainment.

County Seat: Jeffersonville; Mike Moore, mayor; cityofjeff.net

Estimated 2018 population: 118,002

No. of households: 43,074

Median household income: $51,844

One Southern Indiana: Wendy Dant Chesser, president/CEO; 1si.org

River Hills Economic Development & Regional Planning Commission:
Jill Saegesser, executive director, riverhills.cc

County Commissioners: President Jack Coffman, Connie Sellers;
Bryan Glover; co.clark.in.us

Southern Indiana, Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau: Jim Epperson, executive director; GoSoIn.com