Key Industries

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Where Fortune 500s and Hoosier Hospitality Collide – our Midwest community is stacked with successful homegrown businesses.

From advanced manufacturing to health and life sciences, plastics, food and beverage and logistics and transportation – there is truly something for everyone in Evansville and our industry leaders set the tone for our innovative business climate. Our employers operate at the cutting-edge of their fields. In EVV, the sky is your limit.

Key Industries

The Evansville Region is the proud home of a diverse and growing industry base. We welcome you to learn more about our growing sectors and how our business climate supports them.

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The Evansville Region is home to more than 8,000 businesses – from entrepreneurs to major corporations. Our largest employers specialize in the health care, financial services, education, retail, manufacturing and service industries. Planning to scale your business? In Evansville, we boast a strong track record of business growth. Many of our major employers today started out as small businesses and transformed into global competitors. All while calling Evansville home!

A snapshot of

our workforce.

The largest industry sector in the Evansville MSA is Manufacturing, employing more than 33,000 workers. The next largest sectors are Health Care and Social Assistance and Retail Trade. Another data set, high location quotients (LQs), show sectors in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. Our region bests the national average in Utilities, Manufacturing, and Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction.


Embracing our niche: Science-based Pediatric Nutrition Products for more than 100 years

As a global leader in pediatric nutrition, Mead Johnson (now part of RB’s Infant Formula and Child Nutrition business) develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 countries worldwide. For over a century, the company’s state-of-the-art research, scientific partnerships and commitment to the highest quality and nutritional standards have helped to nourish children for the best start in life. Its “Enfa” family of brands, including Enfamil® infant formula, is the world’s leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition.

On June 15, 2017, Mead Johnson Nutrition became the Infant Formula and Child Nutrition (IFCN) division of RB.


Our business has been able to thrive due to many connections and contributions made by members of E-REP. This organization really sets us apart from other communities and sets us up for success. The more you are involved and take advantage of the programming offered, the more you gain from your membership.

— Lisa Slade, Founder & Owner, The Slade Companies


The foundation of Nix was built with the support of our community. We are proud to hire locally and serve those who first helped us begin the journey of Forging Ahead.

— Matthew Nix, President, Nix Companies


The Evansville region is ideal for Alcoa Warrick Operations because of all the opportunities that the region has to offer: geographic advantage for our business, home to many of our employees and professional and charitable partnerships with area organizations.

— Shannon Frazer, Communications Specialist, Alcoa Warrick Operations


The Evansville area is internationally known for its deep plastic industry roots. Its ideal logistic location and availability of a highly-skilled workforce with all the skill sets required for plastic manufacturing were a key factor contributing to our decision.

— Sharon Segev, COO, Polyram Group


Evansville Regional Economic Partnership offers my business support through the connections, resources and marketing it does on my behalf. I have made many connections through my involvement as an ambassador which came through the resources E-REP offers.

— Teri Barnes, General Manager, Smith & Butterfield