Making West Central Indiana a Place of Thriving Opportunity

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West Central Indiana is historically robust as the Crossroads of America

And, as we celebrate our history and significance to the State of Indiana, we embrace the opportunity to chart our future and help Indiana compete globally. Close to the Illinois border, West Central Indiana is seizing new opportunities unique to our geographic position as we continue to build momentum in various economic development and quality of place initiatives.

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​West Central Indiana is transforming by the day. A new energy of innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and commitment to success, driven by a competitive spirit with our neighboring state, is changing the course, and therefore, the future of Indiana’s western communities. The vision is simple: create a place where people want to spend their most precious resource – time. The communities are working together to develop their best attributes, creating a regional environment where people want to live and visit.


A stop on the National Heritage Road, Clay County has historical significance beyond West Central Indiana. The popcorn capital of the world, home of Orville Redenbacher and Indiana’s Popcorn Festival, Brazil highlights the heritage of Indiana’s official snack food.


To capture British forces, George Rogers Clark and his men marched against odds to reach Fort Sackville. The fortitude of Clark set the foundation for Knox County. As Indiana’s first capital, the traditions of Vincennes are felt within the veins of the Hoosier homeland.


Parke County, Covered Bridge Capital of the World, is home to the largest outdoor festival in the United States, taking place over the course of seven days. People from all over the Midwest travel to Parke County to experience the fall feels of the Covered Bridge Festival.


Known for being a camping destination, Sullivan County continues to make unique investments setting its home-like camping amenities apart from others. Sullivan Lake is not only meant for campers, but swimmers, boating enthusiasts, and fishermen alike.


Little Italy in the Hoosier state. That’s Clinton. Each Labor Day weekend people from all over Indiana and Illinois join Vermillion County residents, ready to experience a version of Italy’s finest offerings, such as real Italian cuisine and the finest wines Italy has to offer.


Renaissance. Another word, rebirth. From new cultural destinations to a revitalized downtown and unique tourism attractions, Terre Haute has made a lot of changes in the last five years. New restaurants. New museums. New venues. New opportunities.