Evansville Community Information

EDUCATION

Area students are served by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Separated into five attendance districts, there are 20 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, five high schools and three alternative schools within the system. Additionally, there are numerous parochial schools, two charter schools and one private school. Higher education in Evansville is provided by the University of Southern Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College, Harrison College, and the University of Evansville.

EVENTS/THINGS TO DO

Evansville events include diverse music, food, antiques and community spirit to appeal to residents of every age. In the summer, visit the annual WC Handy Blues and Barbeque Festival; the tractor pulls and animal exhibits of the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair; the bluegrass of ROMP River of Music Party; the Evansville Freedom Festival, featuring a community picnic with music, food, games and fireworks; or the Thunder on the Ohio, featuring Grand Prix Hydroplanes races, food and concerts on the Evansville Riverfront. Autumn is celebrated by the German Fall Festival, the Annual Fiddler Fest on the riverfront, the Annual Native American Days, or one of the oldest events in the country, the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival featuring a tasting of over 120 area vendors, a carnival, live entertainment and parades. Evansville also offers plenty of area antique shows, flea markets and arts and crafts events. Head to the riverboat Casino Aztar on the waterfront for Vegas-style gambling action, the Children?s Museum, art galleries, riverfront activities, the District entertainment hub, or hit the green for 18-holes at Evansville?s private Countries Clubs and many public golf courses

ECONOMY

The local economic base in Evansville is diverse and stable, ranking the city 11th in 2009 and first in 2008 in which ?to live, work and play? by Kiplinger. Major industries today include manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, retail, health care, finance and business services. Evansville continues to grow and offer a formidable economic impact to the Tri-State area. Major employers headquartered in Evansville include Atlas Van Lines, Berry Plastics, Mead Johnson, Shoe Carnival, Bristol Myers and Peabody Coal to name a few. Expanded by Casino Aztar?s entertainment facility and riverboat casino, the city?s economy received a boost with shopping, restaurants, hotel and lounge area bringing visitors and residents alike.

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