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Floyd County, Ind.: Once vacant, now vibrant

Floyd County’s seat New Albany went from having about 1 million s.f. of open real estate a decade ago to a thriving river town today with a vibrant downtown scene. Home to the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater and RiverRun, a family waterpark, the city is a family-friendly destination with a hopping retail, restaurant and attractions scene and walkable downtown.

Dating to 1819, Floyd County was formed from a portion of Clark and Harrison counties and today has a picturesque wooded riverfront and beautiful countryside living within a quick drive to downtown Louisville.

County Seat: New Albany; Jeff Gahan, mayor; cityofnewalbany.com

Estimated 2018 population: 78,000

No. of households: 29,034

Median household income: $57,494

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

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

County Commissioners: President Mark Seabrook, John Schellenberger, Billy Stewart; floydcounty.in.gov

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