Promoting attractions and hospitality to bring in conventions and visitors is the job of a tourism organization. And because it’s important for a cobbler’s children to have shoes, metaphorically speaking, a convention and visitors bureau should have a contemporary look itself. In January 2020, the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau revealed its new brand identity, following six months of research, tours throughout the county, and conversations with business owners and other community stakeholders. HCCVB enlisted Nashville-based Birdsong Creative for a new logo and redesigned visitor guide. The new tagline is “History for centuries, adventure for miles, charm for days.” An example of each would include walking tours of historic downtown Corydon, Squire Boone Caverns & Zipline and the Red Barn Antique Mall. Harrison County is also home to Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino in Elizabeth, Ind.
HCCVB is an advocate for sustained tourism, heritage preservation, outdoor recreation and entertainment experiences in promoting the visitor destination for an enhanced quality of life in the region and economic growth.
Harrison County, located just 25 miles from the center of Louisville, bills itself Southern Indiana’s home for natural excursions, and there are plenty of adventures to be had. Adventure enthusiasts can hike or bike park trails, discover Southern Indiana’s natural caverns and caves, and zipline through the treetops. There’s also camping, fishing, boating and swimming at O’Bannon Woods State Park.
County seat: Corydon
Eva North, town council president
2019 population: 40,515
No. of households: 14,584
Median household income: $60,379
Percentage with bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
Sector with largest percentage of jobs: Manufacturing, 26.5%
Harrison County Chamber of Commerce: Lisa Long, president
Harrison County Economic Development Corp.:
Darrell Voelker, executive director
Harrison County CVB:
Jeremy Yackle, executive director