A half-hour north of Louisville is Scottsburg, Ind., home of the Mid-America Science Park. MASPark comprises three centers for business: incubation and acceleration, training and workforce development, and worldwide communications and conferences. The park is particularly suited for businesses involved with advanced manufacturing, green energy, life sciences, military applications and optical technologies. Last fall, MASPark coordinated tours for 360 high school students to learn about careers in manufacturing.
In Scott County, 10 miles northeast of Scottsburg’s Main Street, the 740-acre Hardy Lake offers fishing and water skiing for residents and tourists. On land, there are two campgrounds and plenty of hiking trails, including Knobstone Trail.
County Seat: Scottsburg; William Graham, mayor; cityofscottsburg.com
Estimated 2019 population: 23,878
No. of households: 8,892
Median household income: $49,243
Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce: Kelly Dulaney, executive director; scottchamber.org
Scott County Economic Development Corporation: Anita Walker, executive director; scottcountyin.com
River Hills Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission: Jill Saegesser, executive director; riverhills.cc
Scott County Visitors Commission: greatscottindiana.com