Add a strong business atmosphere to small-town charm and community involvement and you have Scott County, Ind. The Chamber of Commerce and its members work with local government officials and economic development partners to make the area attractive for startups and existing businesses alike.
Organized community activities include teen fun nights, senior center bingo, the mayor’s annual Good Neighbor Banquet, Pig Roast in the Park, the Scott County Fair, and special events sponsored by the Historical Society, Kiwanis Club and Lions Club.
The Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg opened in late 2011 and houses a conference center, a business incubation and acceleration center, a center for training and workforce development. Each year high school students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship when they compete in the “Maverick Challenge” to plan, pitch and present their business ideas.
Charles Scott was a general in the Revolutionary War and is the namesake of Scott County, which was formed in 1820.
County Seat: Scottsburg
William Graham, Mayor
Estimated 2017 population:
No. of households: 8,962
Median household income:
Greater Scott County
Chamber of Commerce:
Kelly Dulaney, executive director
Scott County Economic
Robert Peacock, executive director
River Hills Economic Development
& Regional Planning Commission:
Jill Saegesser, executive director