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Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation

200 East Third Street, Suite 200
Owensboro, KY 42303
P: +1 270-926-4339

Why Owensboro, KY?

Owensboro is a 2013 All-American City located on the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky. The region is a community of human resource dedicated to accomplishing big things. By building an environment of fostering new business creation and growth, success has been seen in research and cutting edge technologies. The region is a unique place that is made up of skilled people who work with pride and precision and are dedicated to quality of life and work.

Daviess and Hancock Counties invite you to explore the region.  Our region is a great place to locate a new business, expand a current business or start up a new business.

Our People

Our community has some of the most dedicated people who participate in our workforce.  Our people continually look for and take advantage of educational opportunities in order to remain productive for the companies they serve.  Our people take great pride in being a part of the success of the companies they serve.

The region also boasts companies who look for ways to fill their workforce needs through innovative ways.  One constant goal for the Greater Owensboro region has been to bring partners in education and industries in the community together to assist in strengthening our companies' incumbents as well as the talent pool for their workforce needs.  We are truly proud of the accomplishments that have been made over the years at building those partnerships with education and industry.  These partners continue to be innovative in finding new ways to educate the workforce together.  Our people are the backbone of the success of those companies.


Did You Know?

  • November 2018, Owensboro, KY received Site Selection magazine's Great River Cup for most per-capita projects along the Ohio River over an 18-month period.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 107,958  
Median Age
Daviess County, KY 39.0  
Hancock County, KY 40.2  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 15,091 20.78%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 64,496 88.83%
Civilian Labor Force 51,443 61.07%
Median Household Income
Daviess County, KY $48,371  
Hancock County, KY $49,135  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Evansville Rgnl
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field
Owensboro-Daviess County Rgnl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius Bowling Green-Warren County Rgnl
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Breckinridge County
Hancock Co-Ron Lewis Field
Henderson City-County
Madisonville Rgnl
Muhlenberg County
Ohio County
Perry County Muni
Rough River State Park