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					2006-2007 COMMUNITY PROFILE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY




          METROPOLITAN EVANSVILLE
         CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Welcome
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         he Metropolitan Evansville Chamber
         of Commerce is the largest business
                                                      Evansville to
         association in Southwest Indiana, serving
                                                      Indianapolis, and the
         approximately
                                                      unification of the city of
1,500 member firms.
                                                      Evansville and
The Chamber is widely
                                                      Vanderburgh County
viewed as an impact
                                                      into one metro form of
organization, focusing
                                                      government. The
its efforts on
                                                      organization has also
strengthening and
                                                                                 been a longstanding
growing the regional
                                                                                 advocate for the
economy and improving
                                                                                 redevelopment of
the region’s overall quality of life.
                                                                                 downtown Evansville,
                               Our Chamber                                       understanding that a
                          is one of the few                                      viable, energized
                          chambers of commerce                                   downtown plays an
                          in the state with a full-                              important role in our
                          time legislative            community’s efforts to retain and attract talented,
                          advocate in                 innovative people. Southwest Indiana is
                          Indianapolis during the     welcoming, enlightened, and on the move.
                          Indiana General
                                                          This area is a great place to conduct
                          Assembly. The
                                                      business, and an even better place to call home.
organization works hard to ensure the state’s
                                                      We encourage you to take a close look at
business tax and regulatory climate is conducive
                                                      our region.
to the retention,
expansion, and                                                                Sincerely,                    7
attraction of business
and industry.

     The Chamber’s top
two priorities are the                                                 Matt Meadors
prompt construction of                                                President/CEO
Interstate 69 linking                                  Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Henderson, KY 10 MI.
Area Map Index                                                                                                                North
                                                                                                                              Amoco Big Foot Motel (BF)....................D-1
                                                                                                                                                                                             Holiday Inn Express - East (HY).............F-6
                                                                                                                                                                                             HomeLife Sudios & Suites (SS).............E-6
Note: Locations designated with (DT) are shown on the downtown map, page 10.                                                  Arrowhead Lodge (AL)............................D-6            Lees Inn & Suites (LI) ..............................F-6
                                                                                                                              Comfort Inn - North (CI) ..........................D-1         Microtel Inn & Suites (MI)......................F-6
      INFO/SERVICES                                              Kid's Kingdom                                                Days Inn - Airport (DI).............................D-4        Quality Inn & Suites (QI) .........................F-6
The Centre (TC).................................C-2(DT)           at Sunrise Park (KK) ..............C-7/B-4(DT)              Drury Inn - North (DY).............................D-5         Residence Inn by Marriott (RI) ..............F-6
Chamber of Commerce (CC)...........B-2(DT)                       LST 325 (LS).......................................B-4(DT)   Esquire Inn (EQ) .......................................D-6    Signature Inn (SG) ...................................E-6
Civic Center -                                                   Marina Pointe (MP) .................................C-7      Evansville Econo Lodge (EE) ..................C-6              StudioPlus (SP).........................................F-6
 City/County Government (CV)......C-2(DT)                        Mesker Amphitheatre (MA) ...............B,C-6                Evansville Marriott Hotel (EM) ..............D-4               Super 8 Motel - East (SL)........................E-6
Evansville Regional Airport (ER)............D-4                  Mesker Park Zoo (MZ) ............................C-6         Gateway Inn & Suites (GI)......................D-1
The Pagoda/Visitors Ctr. (TP) .........B-3(DT)                   Old Post Office                                              Holiday Inn Evansville                                             GOLF
Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center (VC) .........D-3                      & Customs House (OP).................B-2(DT)                 Conference Center (HI)........................D-5             Bob Walther's Driving Range (BW)......C-6
                                                                 Old Vanderburgh                                              Holiday Inn Express - North (HX) ..........D-1                 Cambridge (CA) .......................................D-1
    ATTRACTIONS                                                   County Courthouse (OV)...............B-2(DT)                Motel 6 (MO).............................................D-5   Clearcrest Pines (CP)..............................C-3
Angel Mounds                                                     Reitz Home Museum (RH)............B-2,3(DT)                                                                                 Eagle Valley (EV)......................................E-3
                                                                                                                              Oak Meadow Lodge (OM) ......................D-3
  State Historic Park (AM) ......................F-7             Roberts Stadium (RS) ..............................E-6                                                                      Fendrich (FE) ............................................D-6
                                                                                                                              Quality Inn - North (QN)..........................D-1
Black Buggy Restaurant                                           Soldiers & Sailors                                           Ramada Inn Limited (RA)........................D-6             Hamilton (HA)...........................................D-5
  & General Store (BB)............................E-5             Memorial Coliseum (SS) ..............B-1(DT)
Bosse Field (BF) .......................................D-6                                                                   Roadside Inn (RO)....................................D-5       Helfrich Hills (HH) ................................B,C-6
                                                                 Swonder Ice Arena                                            Royal Inn Motel (RY) ...............................D-6        Howell Par 3 (HP) ....................................B-6
Burdette Park & Aquatic Ctr. (BP) ........B-7                     & SK8 Park (SI) ......................................E-6
Canoe Evansville (CE)                                                                                                         St. Mary's Motel (SM).............................D-6          McDonald (MD) .......................................E-6
                                                                 University of Evansville (UE) ..................D-6          Sunset Court Motel (SC).........................D-6            Tee Time Driving Range (TT) ..................F-5
  call (812) 479-0771, ext. 5                                    University of Southern Indiana (US).....A-7
  for location details ................................E-6                                                                    Super 8 Motel - North (SU) ....................D-1             Wesselman Par 3 (WP)...........................E-6
                                                                 The Victory Theatre (VT).................B-2(DT)
Casino Aztar (CA)......................C-6/A-2(DT)               Wesselman Park (WP) ............................E-6          West                                                               SHOPPING
Ellis Park (EP) ...........................................D-8   Wesselman Woods                                              Alpine Motel (AM) ...................................B-5       Eagle Plaza (EP).......................................B-6
Evansville Museum of Arts,                                        Nature Preserve (WW) ........................E-6            Baymont Inn & Suites - West (BI).........B-6                   Eastland Mall (EM) ..................................E-6
  History & Science/EMTRAC/                                      Willard Carpenter House (WC) ......B-1(DT)                   Burdette Park Chalets (BP)....................A-7              Eastland Place (EA).................................E-6
  Koch Planetarium (EM) ................B-3(DT)                  Willard Library (WL).........................B-1(DT)         Evergreen Motel (EV)..............................B-5
Garvin Park (GP) ......................................D-6                                                                                                                                   Lloyd Crossing (LC) ..................................F-6
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Germania Maennerchor (GM) ...............C-6                         HOTELS                                                   New Harmony Inn & Suites (NH) ..........A-4
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Goebel Soccer Complex (GS).................E-4                   Downtown                                                                                                                    North Main (NM).....................................D-6
Hands on Discovery Children's Museum                             Casino Aztar Hotel & Aztar Executive                         East                                                           North Park (NP) .......................................C-5
  (Opening in 2006) (HD) ..............B,C-2(DT)                 Conference Center (CA)..........C-6/A-2(DT)                  Baymont Inn & Suites - East (BE) ..........F-6                 Olde Towne (OT)......................................D-6
Howell Park (HP)...................................B-6,7         Cool Breeze Estate                                           Comfort Inn - East (CF).............................F-6        Pavilion (PA)..............................................F-6
Howell Wetlands (HW) ...........................B-7               Bed & Breakfast (CB)............D-7/C-4(DT)                 Days Inn - East (DE) .................................E-6      University Village (UV)............................B-6
IMAX Theatre (IT) ....................................E-6        Executive Inn Evansville Hotel                               Drury Inn & Suites - East (DS)................F-6              Village Commons (VC).............................F-6
Indiana Downs of Evansville OTB (ID) ..F-6                        & Convention Center (EI)...C,D-6/C-2(DT)                    Econo Lodge (EL)......................................E-6      Washington Square Mall/
James Bethel Gresham                                             Oliver House B&B (OH)............C-7/B-3(DT)                 Fairfield Inn - East (FI)..............................F-6       Lawndale Commons (WS)...................E-7
  Memorial Home (JG)............................D-6              Starkey Inn B&B (SI) .............C-6,7/B-3(DT)              Hampton Inn (HP) .....................................F-6      West Franklin (WF)..................................C-6




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                                                                                                                                         Note: Locations listed below are just those in Downtown. To locate additional
     Downtown Map Index                                                                                                                  info/services, attractions, hotels, golf & shopping, see the area map on page 8.

         INFO/SERVICES                                                                              Hands of Discovery Children's Museum                                                                                                                    HOTELS
10   The Centre (TC)..................................................C-2                            (Opening in 2006) (HD) ...............................B,C-2                                                                                        Casino Aztar Hotel
     Chamber of Commerce                                                                            Kid's Kingdom at Sunrise Park (KK) ...............B-4                                                                                                & Aztar Executive Conference Ctr. (CA).....A-2
      (Located in the Old Post Office) (CC) ..........B-2                                           LST 325 (LS)........................................................B-4                                                                             Cool Breeze Estate Bed & Breakfast (CB) ....C-4
     Civic Center -                                                                                 Old Post Office & Customs House (OP) .........B-2                                                                                                   Executive Inn Evansville
      City/County Government (CV).......................C-2                                         Old Vanderburgh                                                                                                                                      Hotel & Convention Center (EI) ....................C-2
     The Pagoda/Visitors Center (TP) ....................B-3                                         County Courthouse (OV)................................B-2                                                                                          Oliver House Bed & Breakfast (OH)...............B-3
                                                                                                    Reitz Home Museum (RH)................................B-3                                                                                           Starkey Inn Bed & Breakfast (SI) ...................B-3
        ATTRACTIONS                                                                                 Soldiers & Sailors
     Casino Aztar (CA) ..............................................A-2                             Memorial Coliseum (SS) ...............................B-1                                                                                            SHOPPING
     Evansville Museum of                                                                           The Victory Theatre (VT) ..................................B-2                                                                                      Main Street (MS)...............................................B-2
      Arts, History & Science/EMTRAC/                                                               Willard Carpenter House (WC) .......................B-1
      Koch Planetarium (EM) .................................B-3                                    Willard Library (WL)..........................................B-1
     T R A N S P O R TAT I O N
     Evansville is well-connected

     E
              vansville is well-connected, in every sense of the
              word. With its advantageous location just 70 miles
              from the median population center of the United
              States, the city is well-situated for businesses that
     need to move their goods in any direction. Additionally,
     utility rates are low, providing yet another reason to locate a
     manufacturing business in Evansville.

          Six highway systems operate out of this three-state
     transportation hub, providing a web of options for travelers.
     Additionally, within the next decade or so, the planned
     Interstate 69 extension in southwest Indiana will create
     further north-south access. This $1.78 billion Evansville-to-
     Indianapolis connection will become part of the NAFTA
     superhighway and stretch all the way from Canada to
     Mexico. This new highway will not only save time, but help
     grow the regional and state economy.

          Besides the highway system, Evansville businesses and        affordable option in Evansville, with services available from
     residents often utilize the services offered by the Evansville    the Howell Yard to the Port of Evansville.
     Regional Airport. American Eagle, Delta and Northwest
                                                                           Evansville’s convenient location in the heart of the
     provide more than 35 non-stop daily flights to seven hub
                                                                       Midwest is enhanced by its river access and its status as a
     cities with worldwide connections.
                                                                       U.S. Customs Port of Entry, a designation it has enjoyed for
         There are more than 40 interstate motorcarriers               more than 125 years. The Foreign Trade Zone at the
     operating in the area. With so many options, prices remain        Evansville Regional Airport provides advantages to
     competitive. Shipping by rail is also another excellent and       companies dealing in international trade.




                                                                                                        How far away is...

                                                                                                        Chicago .............300 miles
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                                                                                                        Cincinnati ..........216 miles

                                                                                                        Indianapolis .......176 miles

                                                                                                        Louisville ...........126 miles

                                                                                                        Nashville ............156 miles

                                                                                                        St. Louis ............174 miles
                                                   T R A N S P O R TAT I O N
Evansville: A prime location for
families & businesses



L
       ocated at the southwestern tip of Indiana is the city of
       Evansville, a hub for 21 counties within the Tri-State
       region. Its central location on a graceful bend in the
       Ohio River makes Evansville a prime location for
manufacturing and distribution from the Midwest to all
points north, south, east or west.

     Evansville is a community on the move, enjoying the
benefits of a renewed downtown, a surge in new housing,
updated shopping and a vibrant arts and entertainment
                                                                  climate, and an extensive and reliable transportation system
community. Residents who have relocated to this safe and
                                                                  having proximity to major markets and raw materials.
affordable community recognize that “Hoosier hospitality” is
more than just a saying. The community is full of friendly            Five cities with a metropolitan population of more than
people who enjoy big city amenities, without the                  1 million can be reached within three and a half hours of
corresponding problems.                                           Evansville. That’s just one factor that contributed to the
                                                                  naming of Evansville as one of the “Most Logistics-Friendly
    There are many reasons why Evansville is a location of
                                                                  Metros” in the United States, according to a magazine
choice. The area’s mild climate, low cost of living, affordable
                                                                  focused on business expansion.
housing, great educational institutions, and a productive and
well-trained work force all work together to propel Evansville    Evansville: A great choice for businesses,
forward. Companies locate here because they recognize the         homeowners or fun-seekers. Come see our style!
benefits connected with the region’s positive business




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     ECONOMY
     Evansville:
     Diverse and
     Innovative
     Economy


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             vansville’s economy is diverse and innovative. The
             region is the urban hub of a three-state area that
             provides access to a motivated, hardworking and
             trained workforce of some half million people. The
     Tri-State area is known as a center of health care,
     manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, finance and
     more. Many of the city’s leading industries are part of multi-
     national corporations.

          Recent progress in the region has included construction
     of state-of-the-art health care and advanced manufacturing
     facilities. The downtown area is experiencing a renaissance
     that includes new corporate headquarters buildings, a new
     entertainment district, a beautiful new greenway, and much           Why do companies invest in Evansville? While the
     more. Designated as a prestigious All-America City in 2004       obvious answers include excellent access to transportation
     by the National Civic League, the city of Evansville             and natural resources, a temperate climate and proximity to
     continues to build on its past successes as it looks to a        markets, other factors are less visible.
     healthy economic future.                                              Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce
                                                                      President & CEO, Matt Meadors, likes to point out that
                                                                      Evansville is safe, civil and affordable. The community is
                                                                      warm and friendly. The crime rate is low. Homes are
                                                                      affordable, utilities are reasonably priced and the solid
14                                                                    Midwestern work ethic is evident in this community. Overall,
                                                                      the cost of living in Evansville is lower than the national
                                                                      average. Tax rates are reasonable. Doing business is not
                                                                      encumbered by overly burdensome regulations.

                                                                         Evansville continues to be the choice for notable
                                                                      companies such as those listed on page 16...and many more!
            ECONOMY
What is the average wage?

Accountants and Auditors ...................$51,320
Advertising Sales Agents ....................$47,030
Automotive Service
 Technicians and Mechanics ..............$30,780
Cashiers............................................$15,080
Chief Executives ..............................$134,230
Civil Engineers ..................................$59,690
Computer Programmers......................$51,860
Construction Laborers........................$32,620
Electrical Engineers ...........................$61,070
Electricians .......................................$48,720
Executive Secretaries/
 Administrative Assistants..................$30,730
General and Operations Managers.......$84,370
Insurance Sales Agents ......................$67,140
Lawyers.............................................$62,870
Management Occupations ...................$74,730
Personal Financial Advisors ...............$63,430
Retail Salespersons............................$22,020
Waiters/Waitresses.............................$13,670
Wholesale and Retail Buyers...............$45,200
            Source: Indiana Workforce Development




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     ECONOMY
     Major Employers
     Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana ..................................4700
     St. Mary’s Medical Center ..................................................3317
     Deaconess Health System ..................................................3000
     Industrial Contractors, Inc. ................................................2500
     Alcoa Warrick Operations ..................................................2150
     Whirlpool Corporation .......................................................2083
     Bristol Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson ..................................2000
     University of Southern Indiana ...........................................1929
     Black Beauty Coal Company ..............................................1753
     Vectren .............................................................................1750
     Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation .......................1607
     T.J. Maxx ..........................................................................1540
     GE Plastics .......................................................................1440
     Berry Plastics ...................................................................1400      Anchor Industries................................................................500
     American General Finance .................................................1400              IVY Tech Community College of Indiana ...............................460
     Old National Bancorp ........................................................1200           Integra Bank .......................................................................437
     Casino Aztar .....................................................................1150      Atlas Van Lines ...................................................................436
     Warrick County School Corporation .....................................950                  Ameriqual ...........................................................................400
     Guardian Automotive, Inc. ...................................................650            Redspot Paint & Varnish .....................................................394
     Fifth Third Bank ..................................................................650      Keller-Cresent Company ......................................................386
     Shoe Carnival, Inc. .............................................................600        Azteca Milling, LP...............................................................175
     University of Evansville .......................................................523         George Koch Sons, Inc. .......................................................110




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Family-friendly
and committed
to learning


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       he family-friendly community of Evansville places a
       high value on character development, training and           In fall 2006, the Evansville-Vanderburgh School
       education of the next generation. As evidence of this   Corporation opens the Southern Indiana Career and
       commitment, Evansville received national                Technical Center. This state-of-the-art facility will provide
recognition in 2005 from the children’s advocacy group         advanced career and technical education opportunities to
America’s Promise when it was chosen one of America’s 100      students in five counties.
best communities for young people.                                  Additional outstanding K-12 educational opportunities
    Public school students attend one of 35 schools of the     are provided through 21 parochial schools operated by the
Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC). The          Catholic Diocese of Evansville and several other parochial
Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation is committed to      schools, two charter schools and a host of other excellent
meeting the needs of the “whole child.” The EVSC School        institutions.
Community Council is a reflection of this effort. More than        One unique local educational opportunity is the
75 community agencies work together on this council,           Southern Indiana Japanese School that opened almost a
whose mission is to establish school sites as places of        decade ago at the request of Japanese companies locating in
community to enhance youth development. In 2004, the           the area. Instruction focuses on enabling the school-age
School Community Council was one of three initiatives sited    children of Japanese employees to keep up with their peers
and commended in Evansville’s All-America City                 in Japan and to better integrate into school life when
designation.                                                   students return to their homeland.




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                E D U C AT I O N




     Higher education and vocational training
          The University of Evansville (UE) ranks 10th in the
     Universities-Master’s (Midwest) category in the U.S. News
     & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue. The
     school also has been named one of the Top 10 best buys
     for more than a decade. Some 80 academic areas are
     offered to students. UE is well known throughout the nation
     for its dedication to international education and study
     abroad program.

          The University of Southern Indiana is a broad-based
     institution offering programs in instruction, research,
     service, liberal arts and science curriculum. Academic
     tracks lead to degrees in business, engineering,
     government, health professions, education, and related
     fields. With 10,000 students, the University of Southern
     Indiana is a comprehensive public university that
     emphasizes teaching and interaction between faculty and
     student, and is committed to serving community needs.

          Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Southwest is a
     statewide open-admissions community college that has
     grown into the second-largest post-secondary institution in
20   Indiana. Ivy Tech’s programs lead to two-year associate
     degrees and one-year technical certificates. Each year, Ivy
     Tech partners with four-year colleges and universities to
     add new transfer opportunities for students. Ivy Tech also
     serves the state’s businesses and workers with customized
     education and short-term skill-building programs. Many
     courses are designed to let professionals earn continuing
     education units.
E D U C AT I O N


SCHOOLS                                 Evansville Seventh-Day
Evansville-Vanderburgh                  Adventist School
School Corporation                      41 W. Campground Road
1 S.E. Ninth Street                     Evansville, IN 47710
Evansville, IN 47708                    812.425.2455
812.435.8453                            Faith Heritage Christian School
Elementary Schools: 20                  1613 Pollack Avenue
Middle Schools: 10                      Evansville, IN 47714
High Schools: 5                         812.477.7110
Alternative Schools: 3                  Trinity Lutheran School
Metro School District of                1403 W. Boonville-New Harmony Rd.
North Posey County                      Evansville, IN 47725
101 N. Church Street                    812.867.5279
Poseyville, IN 47633
812.874.2243                            PRIVATE SCHOOL
Elementary Schools: 2                   Evansville Day School
Junior High Schools: 1                  3400 N. Green River Road
Senior High Schools: 1                  Evansville, IN 47715
Metro School District of Mount Vernon   812.476.3039
1000 W. Fourth Street
Mount Vernon, IN 47620                  ACADEMY
812.838.4471                            Montessori Academy
Elementary Schools: 4                   4611 Adams Avenue
Junior High Schools: 1                  Evansville, IN 47714
Senior High Schools: 1                  812.479.1776
Warrick County School Corporation
300 E. Gum Street                       CHARTER SCHOOLS
Boonville, IN 47601                     Joshua Academy
812.897.0400                            Kindergarten - Second Grades
Elementary Schools: 10                  867 E. Walnut Street
Junior High Schools: 2                  Evansville, IN 47713
High Schools: 2                         812.401.6300
Junior/Senior High Schools: 1           Third - Fifth Grades
                                        1000 W. Illinois
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS                        Evansville, IN 47710
Catholic Diocese of Evansville          812.401.7008
4200 N. Kentucky Avenue                 Signature School
Evansville, IN 47711                    610 Main Street
812.424.5536                            Evansville, IN 47708
Elementary Schools: 12                  812.421.1820
High Schools: 2
                                        HIGHER EDUCATION
OTHER RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS                 University of Evansville (UE)
Evansville Christian
School - East Campus
                                        812.479.2468
                                        University of Southern Indiana (USI)    21
4400 Lincoln Avenue                     812.464.1765
Evansville, IN 47714                    Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
812.477.7777                            812.429.1435
Evansville Christian                    ITT Technical Institute
School - North Campus                   812.858.1600
4100 Millersburg Road                   Oakland City University
Evansville, IN 47725                    812.749.4781
812.867.7777                            IU School of Medicine/
Evansville Lutheran School              Evansville Center
120 E. Michigan St.                     812.464.1831
Evansville, IN 47711
812.424.7252
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                                                                      H E A LT H C A R E
Health care options in Evansville
are sophisticated, abundant


H
          ealth care is an important element in both the
          quality of life for Evansville’s citizens, and for the
          city’s workforce. As the Tri-State’s regional center
          for medical services and health care options, the
city is home to three major hospitals, more than 500
doctors, and more than 100 dentists.

     Some of the unique health care features in Evansville
include a new hospital dedicated to women’s health care, a
children’s psychiatric center, more than 15 nursing and
convalescent homes, and high-level medical care offered at
a fraction of the national average.

    Two major hospital systems, Deaconess Health System
and St. Mary’s Health System, provide many of the
specialized services and hospital options in the region. The
two organizations offer a plethora of services ranging from
heart health and weight loss to women’s care, rehabilitation
and cancer care. Staying abreast of technological advances,        pediatric unit and a four-bed pediatric intensive care unit as
the area’s health care providers work to provide quicker           part of a new state-of-the-art hospital on the Deaconess
diagnosis, faster patient response and advanced care for all.      Gateway campus.

     Children’s special needs are served through Deaconess
Riley Children’s Services. Through a variety of innovative
                                                                   Health care field an important
means, such as the telemedicine program, children have
                                                                   source of jobs
access to Riley specialists who can remotely diagnose and
treat patients. Deaconess also recently constructed a 12-bed            In 2000, almost 10 percent of the Evansville regional
                                                                   workforce worked in the area of health care, mirroring the
                                                                   state’s approximately 10 percent of its population that also
                                                                   works within health care industries. The state of Indiana has
                                                                   set becoming a national health industries center as one of         23
                                                                   its strategic goals, and the city of Evansville is upholding its
                                                                   part in moving toward realizing that goal.

                                                                        Indiana’s connection to the medical manufacturing field
                                                                   in general is reflected in Evansville, with Mead Johnson &
                                                                   Company (famous for its infant and toddler nutrition
                                                                   products), leading the way and providing jobs for local
                                                                   citizens, and nutrition for the world.
     R E C R E AT I O N / A R T S
     Evansville Entertainment,
     Arts and Recreation

     E
            ntertainment for all ages is plentiful in Evansville.      are easy to find. The popular Evansville Museum of Arts and
            Whether you spend your all-important leisure time          Science includes the Koch Planetarium and Science Center,
            strolling along the Ohio River, taking in musical          plus the Family Place and its interactive exhibits. The
            theater or enjoying the immediacy and excitement of        impressive Angel Mounds State Historic Site, recently
     the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, you’ll find the city       renovated, offers a peek into prehistoric native culture. The
     has much to offer.                                                Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden has had millions of
                                                                       dollars worth of renovations in recent years and will soon be
          If you seek nightlife, try downtown Evansville. The
                                                                       home to the “enchanted” children’s exhibit- a 10,000 square
     riverfront area has been revitalized in recent years for gaming
                                                                       foot South American rain forest. The new Hands on
     and fun-seekers. The Casino Aztar riverboat offers casino
                                                                       Discovery Children’s Museum is presently under
     gaming, live entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. You
                                                                       construction.
     can stroll Main Street for additional shopping and nightlife
     experiences. Just minutes away is a Kentucky landmark-                Sports enthusiasts are proud of Bosse Field, the third
     Ellis Park Race Track- running live thoroughbred races in the     oldest ballpark in the nation and home to the Evansville
     summer.                                                           Otters, of the independent Frontier League. Burdette Park is
                                                                       one of the top-ranked U.S. tracks for BMX racers. The heart
         Whether you’re in the mood for a day out with the family,
                                                                       of sports excitement, however, lies with high school and
     or want to partake in a week-long traditional festival
                                                                       college athletics, with highly competitive events all around
     sponsored by the West Side Nut Club, Evansville has it all.
                                                                       the city.
     A wealth of entertainment, arts, recreation and cultural events




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                                                          R E C R E AT I O N / A R T S
  Things to do
Golf Courses           Bowling                  Pools

Evansville             Willow Bowling
                                                Burdette Park
Country Club           Center
                                                5301 Nurrenbern Road
3810 Stringtown Road   1230 E. Michigan St.
                                                Evansville, IN 47712
Evansville, IN 47711   Evansville, IN 47711
                                                812.435.5602
812.423.3771           812.422.6682

                                                Hartke Pool
Fendrich Golf
                       Health &                 201 N. Boeke Road
Course
                       Fitness Centers          Evansville, IN
1900 E. Diamond Ave.
                                                812.477.2922
Evansville, IN 47711   Advantage Court
812.435.6070           & Fitness
                                                Lloyd Pool
                       600 Walnut Street
                                                6101 First Avenue
Helfrich Hills         Evansville, IN 47708
                                                Evansville, IN 47710
Golf Course            812.424.7400
                                                812.435.6085
1550 Mesker Park Dr.
Evansville, IN 47712   Bob’s Gym &              BMX
812.435.6075           Fitness Center
                       200 N. Rosenberger Ave   Burdette Park
                                                BMX Track
McDonald Golf          Evansville, IN 47712
                                                5301 Nurrenbern Road
Course                 812.424.2627
                                                Evansville, IN 47712
2905 E. Morgan Ave.
                                                812.435.5602
Evansville, IN 47711   Curves for Women
812.475.2578           2333 St. George Rd.
                       Evansville, IN 47711     Skating
Oak Meadow             812.962.4899
                                                Swonder Ice Arena
Golf Club
                                                209 North Boeke
11505 Browning Road    Resultz
                                                Evansville, IN 47711
Evansville, IN 47725   Personal Fitness
                                                812.479.0989
812.867.1900           345 Bentee Wes Court
                       Evansville, IN 47715
Wesselman Par 3        812.471.9590             Libraries
Golf Course
                                                Evansville
551 N. Boeke Road      Tri-State
                                                Vanderburgh
Evansville, IN 47711   Athletic Club
                                                Public Library
812.475.2579           555 Tennis Lane
                                                200 S.E. Martin Luther
                       Evansville, IN 47715
                                                King Jr. Blvd.
                       812.479.3111
                                                Evansville, IN 47713
Soccer                                          812.428.8200
                       Trails/Parks
Goebel Soccer
                                                Ohio Township
Complex                Wesselman Woods
6800 N. Green
River Road
                       Nature Preserve
                       551 N. Boeke Road
                                                Public Library
                                                System
                                                                                         25
                                                4111 Lakeshore Dr
Evansville, IN 47715   Evansville, IN 47711
                                                Newburgh, IN 47630
812.435.6141           812.479.0771
                                                812.853.5468

                       Pigeon Creek
                       Greenway Passage
                       801 Uhlhorn Street
                       Evansville, IN 47710
                       812.435.6130
     R E C R E AT I O N / A R T S
       Places to See
     Angel Mounds State         Evansville               Reitz Home Museum
     Historic Site              Philharmonic Orchestra   224 S.E. First Street
     8215 Pollack Avenue        530 Main Street,         Evansville, IN 47713
     Evansville, IN 47715       Evansville IN 47708      812.426.1871
     812.853.3956               812.425.5050
                                                         Roberts Stadium
     Casino Aztar               Historic New Harmony     2600 Division Street
     421 N.W. Riverside Drive   P.O. Box 579             Evansville, IN 47711
     Evansville, IN 47708       New Harmony, IN 47631    812.476.1383
     800.DIAL.FUN               800.231.2168
                                                         Victory Theatre
                                Holiday World &
     The Centre                                          600 Main Street
                                Splashin’ Safari
     715 Locust Street                                   Evansville, IN 47708
                                P.O. Box 179
     Evansville, IN 47708                                812.435.6287
                                Santa Claus, IN 47579
     812.435.5770
                                877.GO.FAMILY            Visitors Center/
     Ellis Park                 Lincoln Boyhood          The Pagoda
     3300 US Hwy 41 N           National Memorial        401 S.E. Riverside Drive
     Henderson, KY 42419        3027 E. South Street     Evansville, IN 47713
     812.425.1456               Lincoln City, IN 47552   800.433.3025
                                812.937.4541
     Evansville Museum
     411 S.E. Riverside Drive   Mesker Amphitheatre
     Evansville, IN 47713       1551 Mesker Park Dr.
     812.425.2406               Evansville, IN 47720
     www.emuseum.org            812.476.1383
                                Mesker Park Zoo and
     Evansville Otters          Botanic Garden
     Bosse Field                2421 Bement Ave.
     1701 N. Main Street        Evansville, IN 47720
     Evansville, IN 47711       812.435.6143
     812.435.8686




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                                                                                                               HISTORY
Evansville:
Rich in history
     The history of Evansville is inexorably tied in with its
connection to the Ohio River. Situated on a gentle horseshoe
bend on the waterway, the city was settled by pioneer
immigrants some 200 years ago. Today, its relationship to the
river is one of its most treasured assets.

    But before immigrants probed and settled its shores,
an ancient community of Native Americans called Southern                                  In the 1840s, German immigrants escaping from
Indiana home. These ancient peoples engaged in farming                               revolution in Europe moved into the area. Their presence
and hunting, and settled on the rich bottom lands of the Ohio.                       influenced the area’s culture, spurred by their excellent skills
However, the settlement these Mississippians created was                             and their robust work ethic - qualities that still influence
eventually deserted. Remnants of the culture remain at the                           Evansville today. Even though the Wabash and Erie Canal
Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The site is one of the                             project turned out to be a failure, the project put the city in
best-preserved prehistoric mound builders sites in the                               the national spotlight. The Evansville & Crawfordsville
United States.                                                                       Railroad also increased the community’s link to other areas of
     Hundreds of years later, the first cabin in the city of                         the country. By the turn of the century, Evansville had become
Evansville was built in 1809, with the area developing as a                          the second-largest city in the state and a hub for commerce,
ferry crossing and steamboat stop. The early French explorers                        including more than 300 iron, textile, steel and woodworking
recognized the river’s natural splendor and called it La Belle                       companies.
Riviere, (The Beautiful River). In honor of Robert Morgan                                 During World War II, Evansville was a major producer of
Evans, one of its founders, the community was laid out in                            aircraft, ammunition and transport ships. The LST 325 made
1817 and called Evansville. River trade flourished and the                           more than 30 trips across the English Channel between
area became a thriving commercial town, relying on the area’s                        Britain and France during and after the invasion of Normandy.
abundant lumber, rich coalfields and fertile soil.                                   In 2005, the ship arrived in Evansville to be docked there
                                                                                     permanently. During the last few decades of the 20th century,
                                                                                     the city had become a major producer of furniture,
                                                                                     automobiles, plastics, military aircraft, pharmaceuticals and
                                                                                     transport ships.

                                                                                         Today, old neighborhoods and restored reminders of
                                                                                     the past are preserved in Evansville’s downtown district.          27
                                                                                     Contemporary urban developments sit right on
                                                                                     history’s heels.

                                                                                           The Evansville story has many dimensions. But however
                                                                                     it is told, the city has, through careful management,
                                                                                     strategically positioned itself to become even more
                                                                                     economically and culturally diverse, confident that its best
                                                                                     years are yet to come.
                  Collection of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science
     I M P O R TA N T I N F O R M AT I O N
     Airport
     Evansville Regional Airport ..................812.421.4401

     Airlines
     American Eagle
     ATA Connection
     Delta Connection
     Northwest Airlink
     US Airways

     Air Charters
     Tri-State Aero, Inc ...............................812.426.1221

     Car Rentals
     Arelco .................................................812.425.2426
     Avis Rent A Car .............812.423.5645 www.avis.com
     Budget Rent A Car .....812.428.7880 www.budget.com
     Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Henderson) .......270.827.5557
        www.enterprise.com
     Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Evansville-West)812.423.1599
        www.enterprise.com
     Enterprise Rent-A-Car
        (Evansville-North) ...........................812.425.0050
     Enterprise Rent-A-Car
        (Evansville-Downtown) ....................812.473.4411
     Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Newburgh) ........812.858.1148

     Bus Lines
     Metro Evansville Transit System ...........812.435.6166

     Road Information
     Indiana................................................800.261.7623
     Kentucky .............................................866.737.3767

     Emergency
     Fire, Police, Ambulance ......................................911
     Evansville City Police ..........................812.436.7896
     Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s
        Department .....................................812.435.5307
     Indiana State Police ............................800.852.3970
                                                                            Evansville/Vanderburgh County                                      Real Estate - Commercial
     Poison Information ..............................800.222.1222
                                                                               Human Relations Corporation ..........812.436.4927              F.C.Tucker Commercial.........................812.473.6677
     Coast Guard ........................................502.582.5194
                                                                            Metropolitan Evansville                                            Franklin Industrial Center, Inc. .............812.428.6600
                                                                               Chamber of Commerce ....................812.425.8147            Given & Spindler, Inc...........................812.471.2600
     Hospitals
                                                                            Evansville Convention &                                            Market Realty, LLC...............................812.425.1906
     Deaconess Hospital .............................812.450.5000
                                                                               Visitors Bureau ...............................812.421.2200     Summit Real Estate Services ................812.426.1070
     St. Mary’s Medical Center ....................812.485.4000
                                                                                                                                               Woodward Commercial Realty ..............812.474.1900
     The Women’s Hospital..........................812.842.4200
                                                                            Shopping
     Other Important Information
                                                                            Eastland Mall.......................................812.477.4848   Real Estate - Developers and Investors
     City of Evansville.................................812.435.5000
                                                                            Eastland Place .....................................812.479.5134   F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors ....................812.402.0200
     Evansville Water/Sewer Utility ..............812.436.7846
                                                                            Evansville Pavillion..............................215.885.8383     InterProp Management Company, Inc. ...812.474.4500
     Evansville Fire Department ...................812.435.6235
                                                                            Lawndale Commons .............................812.477.5041         Regency Commercial Associates ...........812.424.9200
     Vanderburgh County Treasurer..............812.435.5248
                                                                            North Park Shopping Center .................812.428.0005           Spurling Properties..............................812.474.1000
     Vanderburgh County Assessor ..............812.435.5267
                                                                            Northbrook Shopping Plaza ..................270.826.0595           Sperry Van Ness-Martin Company ........812.471.2500
     Evansville/Vanderburgh County
                                                                            University Village.................................812.426.1070    Premier Properties USA, Inc. -
         Emergency Management Agency ......812.435.6020
                                                                            Washington Square Mall ......................812.477.5041             Indianapolis....................................317.284.8000

                                                                                                                                               Real Estate - Property Management
                                                                                                                                               Castle Properties, Inc...........................812.474.4788
                                                                                                                                               Heugel Realty, Inc. ...............................812.479.8966
28                                                                                                                                             Hulman & Company .............................812.434.4800
                                                                                                                                               Locust Street Company, Inc. .................812.425.9038
                                                                                                                                               Sollers Point Company ........................812.426.2858

                                                                                                                                               Real Estate - Residential Sales & Leasing
                                                                                                                                               Century 21 - Donita Wolf Realty, Inc. ....812.402.9653
                                                                                                                                               ERA First Advantage ............................812.858.2400
                                                                                                                                               F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors ....................812.402.0123
                                                                                                                                               Gateway Realty & Properties, Inc. .........812.471.8233
                                                                                                                                               Hahn Realty Corp.................................812.477.6980
                                                                                                                                               House Hunter America, Inc. ..................812.477.9877
                                                                                                                                               RE/MAX First Class Realty, Inc. ............812.477.1600
                                                                                                                                               RE/MAX Services.................................812.471.2525
                                                                                                                                               The Realty Group .................................812.426.1500
                      C H A M B E R I N F O R M AT I O N




            Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors



Evansville Accolades                                                                    Vision: Three Year Milestones
                                                                                        • Unified local government in place by 2007.
• According to recent research conducted by the National Academies of Science,          • Construction of Interstate 69 started
                                                                                          by 2008.
  Search Institute, Academy for Educational Development and Child Trends,
                                                                                        • Leadership of a multi-county regional
  Evansville was included in the list of “100 Best Communities for                        economic force towards “one voice”.
  Young People.”                                                                        • Region seen as dynamic, innovative and
                                                                                          entrepreneurial: a “cool community”.
                                                                                        • Growth of the Chamber in membership and
• Evansville also was named in 2005 as one of the “Best Places to Live
                                                                                          financial strength.
  and Retire” by CNN/Money.
                                                                                        Key Performance Indicators
• Evansville is the 13th healthiest city for pregnancy according to BabyFit.com’s       •   Membership.
  list of “Top 100 Cities for Healthy Pregnancies.”                                     •   Retention.
                                                                                        •   Board participation.
• In 2004, the National Civic League named Evansville an “All America City.”            •   Member participation.
                                                                                        •   Work underway on Interstate 69.
                                                                                        •   Work completed on unified local government.
                                                                                        •   Economic indicators: mean wages,
                                                                                            population, unemployment rate, gross sales,
                                                                                            tax receipts and deposits.




                                                                                    Staff:
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                                                                                    Left to Right:
                                                                                    Steve Schaefer, Vice President of Public Policy
                                                                                    Carly Griffin, Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator
                                                                                    Bill Hall, Director of Membership
                                                                                    Kim Howard, Vice President of Economic Development
                                                                                    Matt Meadors, President & CEO
                                                                                    Laurel Griffin, Director of Marketing
                                                                                    Ann Moore, Manager of Special Programs & Projects
                                                                                    Pete Sabella, SBDC Business Counselor
                                                                                    Ellen Knapp, Manager of Accounting & Operations
                                                                                    Marilyn Thielman, Administrative Assistant
                                                                                    Debbie Albin, SBDC Administrative Assistant
     V I TA L S TAT I S T I C S
     • County: Vanderburgh
     • Evansville city land area: 40.7 square miles
     • Median resident age: 38.15 years
     • Median household income: $37,676 (2002)
     • Median house value: $69,700 (2000)
     • Per capita personal income: $31,677 (2003)
     • Major industrial employers (percentage of all
       jobs in county in 20 major sectors):
          - Manufacturing: 14.5 Percent
          - Transportation and warehousing 4.8 percent
          - Health care, social assistance, 14.0 percent
          - Finance and insurance 2.6 percent
          - For population 25 years and over in Evansville -       What is the population?
            mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes
                                                                   Place                  Population   Size
          - Five cities with a metropolitan population of over
                                                                   Evansville             117,156      40.7 Square Miles
            one million are within three and one-half hours of
                                                                   Vanderburgh County     173,157      241 Square Miles
            the Evansville region.
                                                                   Warrick County         55,465       391 Square Miles
          - Unemployment rate: 4.5% Vanderburgh County             Gibson County          33,286       490 Square Miles
                                                                   Posey County           26,990       410 Square Miles
     • Evansville is the regional center of a large trade
                                                                   Henderson County, KY   45,426       440 Square Miles
       territory that includes 21 counties in Southwest Indiana,
       Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky.                                              Source: U.S. Census Bureau




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                                            V I TA L S TAT I S T I C S
How’s the Weather?




Did you know...
On average, the warmest month is July.
The highest record temperature was 109ºF in 1954.
On average, the coldest month is January.
The lowest record temperature was -17ºF in 1985.
The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.

Source: National Weather Service




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