Interstate 64 cuts through the northern portion of Perry County, offering shippers speedy access to the national transportation system. Highway 37, a "Super Two" highway, provides a quick link from various portions of the county to I-64.
Perry County provides access to a number of regional and major airports. The map indicates the proximity of these airports. The Perry County Municipal Airport, which expands 4,400 feet long by 75 feet wide, is ideally situated between two airports: the Louisville International Airport and the Evansville Regional Airport. Louisville International is the site of United Parcel Service’s global distribution hub. You can reach the Perry County Airport at (812) 836-2697.
The Tell City River Port, located at mile 727 on the Ohio River, specializes in loading and off-loading, handling and storage of bulk material, along with on-site weighing facilities for both truck and rail. The port is served by American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) and Ingram Barge Company.
The Hoosier Southern Railroad is a short line railroad, which links both the Tell City River Port and area industry with the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Perry County provides easy access to a number of excellent state universities and colleges including Oakland City University, Vincennes University, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University, Brescia University, and Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Industrial rates for electricity in Perry County are among the lowest in the nation. Also, a special Economic Development Service Agreement can be constructed if the energy demand and load requirements are substantial. The Utility provider will work to devise a variety of demand-side management options for controlling energy costs.
Perry County’s telecommunications network is unsurpassed with the latest in digital technology and fiber optics capabilities. The region’s state-of-the-art system connects with businesses around the world from a community where the quality of life is high and costs are low, providing a business with an efficient and productive operation.
With special service enhancements in each industrial park, water and sewer services are available in the quantities, pressures and flow-rates that guarantee maximum manufacturing efficiency. Perry County’s water supply comes from massive underground aquifers that provide a virtually unlimited source. Finally, because the Ohio River borders Perry County, the supply of non-contact water, for all practical purposes, is inexhaustible.
Industrial rates for electricity and gas in Perry County are among the lowest in the nation. Should your electric demand and load be substantial, your business may qualify for a special Economic Development Service Agreement.
Perry County and the surrounding area (50 mile radius) maintains a reputation for a strong, productive workforce. The unique educational and training programs made available to its citizens continue enhancing this reputation. The Perry County Development Corporation is proud to be working with the Perry County Learning Partnership and the Perry County College Success Coalition to help increase post-secondary education for the purposes of better educating the Perry County workforce.