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Logistically, the SWIDC Region is Ideal for Products & Services

Counties include: Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer

Wherever your products need to go, they can quickly get there from Southwest Indiana. The excellent Rail, Highway and Water transport systems of the region make for ease of distribution throughout the country.

Distance to major markets (note, all distances are measure from Petersburg, IN, the median center of US population):

City Miles Kilometers
Louisville 105 169
Indianapolis 125 201
Nashville 163 263
St. Louis 188 302
Cincinnati 203 327
Chicago 256 412
Detroit 410 660
Cleveland 441 709
Atlanta 442 711


The map below illustrates the population in selected radii from the center of the SWIDC region.

Population within 200, 300, 500 and 700 mile radius of SWIDC


SWIDC Region Highway Map

SWIDC Area Rail Access Map


CSX - CSX Transportation
DCR - Dubois County Railroad
EVWR - Evansville Western Railroad
HOS - Hoosier Southern Railroad
INRD - Indiana Rail Road
ISRR - Indiana Southern Railroad
ISW - Indiana Southwester Railroad
NS - Norfolk Southern
OVR - Ohio Valley Railroad

Ports of Indiana–Mt. Vernon is the 7th largest inland port in the United States and serves as a major multi-modal hub for the region. The port handles over 4 million trip tons of cargo a year. It has become a national leader in throughput tonnage, handing 4 million tons of grain, grain products, coal, fertilizer, cement and minerals annually. This river port is one of the richest grain productions areas in the world, and Port of Indiana’s mission is to create a world-class port system that is dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy.


Port of Mt. Vernon in SWIDC Region