At the end of the workday, you’ll return home to an area that has been featured on several national “Best Of” lists. Southwest Indiana is as good a place to live as it is to work. The moderate climate provides favorable weather year-round. Home to Signature School, a nationally ranked high school, and four universities, University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville, Ivy Tech Community College and Oakland City University, which supply Southwest Indiana’s workforce; additionally, with multiple healthcare facilities and a booming arts and culture sector, everything you need and want is in Southwest Indiana. More than 300,000 people already call Southwest Indiana home. We’d love to share it with you.

Click through below to read more about what makes Southwest Indiana such a great place to live.

Quality of Place


Whether you’re an employer or parent, having quality schools nearby is important. Southwest Indiana has outstanding public and private institutions to suit all your needs, from Kindergarten to graduate school. Most of the postsecondary institutions offer degrees directly related to local commerce, such as engineering, healthcare and logistics. Schools in Southwest Indiana will provide an excellent foundation for both your children and your future employees.

Some top education institutions

  • University of Southern Indiana
    Located in Evansville, IN, the University of Southern Indiana’s new state-of-the-art $3.3 million Applied Engineering Center featuring equipment showpiece MPS Transfer Factory Manufacturing System built by German company Festo, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education; and, of which only two exist worldwide.
  • University of Evansville
    U.S. News & World Report ranked UE #9 overall and #3 Best Value among Regional (Midwest) universities in 2014. UE has a robust engineering program with some specialties ABET-accredited since 1970. Also, its theatre department is nationally renowned. As of 2012, its students have received more performance invitations from The Kennedy Center than any other school and have participated in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival program since its 1968 inception.
  • Ivy Tech Community College – The region’s engine for workforce development Offering two-year degrees in a variety of fields from advanced automation and robotics to supply chain management.
  • Vincennes University – Gibson County for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics
    This institute is part of Vincennes University and is recognized for excellence in regional workforce development and is designed to support the area’s workforce needs for companies such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing.
  • Signature School
    Located in Evansville, IN, Signature School was Indiana’s first public charter school and has been nationally recognized with numerous awards. U.S. News & World Report places it at #21 in the nation and #1 in Indiana for public high schools in 2014.


Business, family life, relationships—it’s hard to keep all facets of your life healthy, so we’re here to assist with your healthcare needs. In Southwest Indiana, you’ll find large state-of-the-art hospitals offering comprehensive services to local physicians and everything in between. Level II trauma centers at Deaconess Hospital and Saint Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville are available to help in every emergency. For healthcare professionals in training, Southwest Indiana is also home to the Indiana University School of Medicine, along with a vibrant health and life sciences industry.

Primary Health Centers