Live and Work

Radius Indiana is in the heart of the hills of Southern Indiana, located just three hours or less by car from Midwest cities including Louisville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The region has something for everyone: whether you’re looking for family-friendly communities or a Friday night hangout, the Radius region has what you’re wanting.

Living Here

High quality of life and quality of place are two of the most important factors that affect your daily life. And the Radius region has both covered. From affordable housing and low commute times to small-town living with big city access—we are an easy place to call home.

Average commute time is less than 30 minutes

The Radius region’s cost of living is 8.0% lower than the U.S. average

The median home value is $111,272, 58% lower than the U.S. average

Homes are listed for an average of $87 per square foot



Employment in the Region

Across the eight-county region of Radius lies a multitude of opportunities, from exciting and interesting parks and other natural attractions, to working with industry-affecting businesses and organizations. Please select from the below list.

Daviess County Economic Development Corporation – Executive Director

Living in Our Region

High quality of life and quality of place are two of the most important factors that affect your daily life. And the Radius region has both covered. From affordable housing and low commute times to small town living with big city access—we are an easy place to call home.

Learn about the demographics in some of the communities around the Radius Indiana region by clicking each link:

Living in Southwest Central Indiana as presented by the Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc.

Culture and Recreation

Discover Southern Indiana

From rolling hills and walking trails to award-winning wineries and the world-class French Lick Resort and Casino, the Radius region is a destination of choice in Southern Indiana.  Our area continues to grow in the number of tourism attractions and visitors. We boast nationally ranked golf courses, a thriving artisan community, and the charm of historic small towns. Low cost of living, easy interstate access, and a friendly business climate in the eight counties of the Radius region have made tourism one of our region’s fastest-growing industries.


Radius County CVBs

The Radius region is surrounded by culture and activities that make the area unique to Indiana. A variety of entertainment is easy to find in the local counties ranging from state parks and festivals to historic hotels and a world class casino. All ages can discover adventure and relaxation in the Radius communities.



Deciding where to live and work is an important decision. Fortunately, the Radius region offers many K-12 and higher educational institution options.


Martin County, Indiana School Districts

Loogootee Community

Shoals Community

Orange County, Indiana School Districts

Orleans Community Schools

Springs Valley Community

Paoli Community

Washington County, Indiana School District

Salem Community Schools

West Washington

East Washington



The region has convenient access to some of the country’s most respected institutions of higher learning. Many educational institutions offer both brick-and-mortar locations and distance-learning options.

Most of these colleges and universities are located within a 60-mile radius in Southern Indiana:

Indiana University Bloomington
Located just north of Lawrence County, Indiana University offers a wide variety of classroom options. Undergraduates can choose from over 180 majors and 330 degree programs. Graduate students can pursue more than 190 masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.

Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University Southeast, located next to Crawford and Washington counties, is one of eight Indiana University campuses. IU Southeast provides highly respected degrees and world-class resources, as well as the personal attention needed for success. It also offers the excitement of a Big Ten university.

Ivy Tech Community College
With three campuses in the south central Indiana region, Ivy Tech provides the necessary training for a skilled workforce. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution. It serves nearly 200,000 students a year.

Purdue University
One of Purdue University’s four regional campuses is located just northwest of the Radius Indiana region. Purdue maintains a training, research, and technology commercialization presence at Westgate@Crane, in the Radius Region. And Purdue’s College of Technology, which is in close proximity to south central Indiana, also offers learning programs. Purdue University serves a vital role in higher education in and around south central Indiana.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is ranked as one of the nation’s top institutions in engineering. More than 1,800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students are majoring in engineering, science, and mathematics at Rose-Hulman, in preparation for careers.

University of Evansville
The University of Evansville is located southwest of the Radius Indiana region. UE is ranked among the top 20 comprehensive universities in the United States for study-abroad programs. The university has received national recognition for its dedication to international education.

University of Southern Indiana
The University of Southern Indiana has an enrollment of nearly 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Programs at the comprehensive public university include 70 undergraduate majors, 10 masters programs, and 1 doctoral program. USI was founded in 1965 and is located just southwest of the 8 counties served by Radius Indiana.

Vincennes University
Vincennes University has multiple community college locations in south central Indiana. It offers a variety of academic classroom programs and degrees. In addition, its workforce development initiatives help create a highly educated labor force in south central Indiana.

Co-Working Opportunities

Coworking spaces are community centers, collaboration hubs, and social spaces where workers from different backgrounds can come together to share expertise and explore new ideas. Whether you work from home or are looking for a space to start your business, check out these spaces available in the Radius region!