Key Industries

It’s Happening Right Here in Scott County, Indiana

Economic growth in Scott County, Indiana, is coming from both durable goods manufacturers and new technology-oriented companies. Products include software, biotechnology, publishing, printing, non-perishable foods and electronics.


SCEDC is committed to the economic well-being of Scott County, Indiana, and supporting our growing priority sectors, including: Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Technologies, Food and Beverage, Automotive, Military, Optical Technologies, Life Sciences and Logistics.

  • Advanced Manufacturing: Scott County has a long history and a bright future as a center of manufacturing. We have supported the growth of high-quality jobs in advanced manufacturing with our skilled workforce for many years. With world-class engineering schools nearby and a global transportation infrastructure, Scott County is the ideal location for state-of-the-art production facilities.
  • Military Related Contractors: Scott County is strategically located near four major military installations. This proximity and the availability of secure rooms and worldwide conferencing facilities at the Mid America Science Park in Scottsburg create a perfect environment for defense-related initiatives to thrive.
  • Life Sciences: Indiana is a global leader in research and development, and strong collaborations between universities, businesses and the public sector can be found throughout the state. Scott County supports the continued growth of the robust life sciences industry.
  • Food and Beverage: Food and beverage manufacturers have found Scott County to be an advantageous location for the production of a wide variety of products for many years. In fact, Morgan Foods first opened in Austin in 1899. Access to suppliers, research and development resources, reasonably priced utilities and more make our county an excellent place to locate a food and beverage facility.
  • Optical Technologies: Scott County is well-positioned to serve the growing number of entrepreneurs starting companies in the optical technology arena. For example, Stray Light Optical Technologies located in Scottsburg is at the forefront of Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) development.
  • Logistics: Our Midwest location and unparalleled highway transportation system give Scott County businesses the ability to reach nearly half of the country’s population in a day’s drive or less. Local companies can easily meet national and global distribution goals with quick access to international airports, rail lines and maritime ports.
  • Agriculture: Home to more than 60,000 farms, agriculture plays a vital role in the economic stability of Indiana, as well as in Scott County. Indiana’s goal is to be a global leader in innovation and commercialization for food, fuel and fiber production.
  • Tourism: Scott County is the home to the Ross Country Jamboree, the Mid-America Science Park, Goat Milk Stuff, and more! Scott County is on the Knobstone Trail, Indiana’s longest trail, and also home to Hardy Lake, a 741-acre reservoir in which hundreds of thousands of people visit each year for boating, hiking and camping. Click here to visit the Scott County Visitors Commission.

Major Employers in Scott County, Indiana

Allen Machine & Tool Works
American Plastic Molding Corporation
Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, Inc.
Baldwin Recycling
Buchanan Group
Gartech Enterprises
Genesis Plastics and Engineering, LLC
Genpak Corporation
Ilpea Industries, Inc.
Indiana Bottle, Inc.
Indianapolis Wood Products, Inc.
Inson Tool & Machine, Inc.
J A R Welding & Machine
Max Powder Coating
Merrill Manufacturing
Morgan Foods, Inc.
Multi-Color Corporation, Inc.
Pepsi Americas
Samtec

Scott County Government
Scott County School District 1
Scott County School District 2
Scott Memorial Hospital
Southern Mold & Tool
The City of Scottsburg
Thomas Plastic Machinery
Tokusen USA MFG
Total Concepts of Design, Inc.
Walmart Superstore