In the Community


Eat, shop and sleep well in Gibson County. Whether you’re looking for a Dick Clark’s special, a steak from Klinkers, gourmet food at Broadway House Bistro, ethnic food from Guacamole Grill or Lin’s Asian Star, or some fine fried chicken served by Indiana’s oldest restaurant, The Log Inn at Warrenton, it’s all here in addition to nationally recognized franchise food outlets:Bob Evans, KFC, McDonalds, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Ponderosa & Subway. Plus local favorites Alamo BBQ, Butcher Holler, Stoll’s County Inn, Schnitzelbank, The Palace Cafe, Tim’s Awesome BBQ, Taco Tierra & Zack’s Diner. We can also help you with your sweet-tooth. We have delicious sweet shops – Donut Bank & Teel’s Seven Cs.


Overnight accommodations are great at motels in Princeton, Oakland City, Haubstadt & Evansville- North. Shopping features boutiques, antiques and more.


You can see a movie at Showplace Cinemas, bowl, shop, swim, or visit the Princeton Train Depot museum, Lyles Station Historical School & Museum or Henager’s Museum in Buckskin. You don’t have to hurry to take it all in.

  • Princeton
  • Oakland City
  • Owensville
  • Francisco
  • Ft. Branch
  • Haubstadt
  • Hazelton
  • Patoka
  • Buckskin

Reasons to Bring Your Business to Gibson County

Gibson County is an industry-friendly community, a perfect fit for community-friendly industry. Strategically located along Interstate 69, Gibson County is a trucking hub, within an eight to 12-hour trucking day access to 150 million people.

Served by high-speed Internet, two major rail lines (CSX and Norfolk Southern) and major utility providers including Vectren and Duke Energy, our community welcomes industrial development. Contact the Gibson County Economic Development Corp. for information about prime industrial building sites or available warehousing complexes.

Our labor force is prime, and Gibson County enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2004), the average annual earnings per job in Gibson County was $48,760. The average manufacturing job wages were $87,720.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana is the largest employer, attracting 4,700 team workers from around the tri-state area. Spin-off industries such as Total Interior Systems America (TISA), Vuteq, Millennium Steel, Tire & Wheel Assembly, Toyota Tsusho, and many more companies contribute to the community’s stable economic base.

Gibson County is the largest coal-producing county (10 million tons in 2005) in Indiana, the ninth leading coal producing state in the nation, according to the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources (2006). Black Beauty Coal’s operations in Somerville and Francisco, United Minerals and Gibson County Coal LLC are local mining operations, stalwarts of the county’s economic base. More than 80 percent of Indiana coal is used to generate local electricity, contributing to economical energy in the state, according to the DNR. Duke Energy’s Gibson Generating Station, located on the southwest edge of the county, is North America’s fourth largest coal-fired power plant.We are also supported by a backbone of small businesses in retail, service, professional and public service sectors.


If you have any questions you may contact our office at 202 Broadway Street, Princeton, Indiana, 812.385.2134 or email office@gibsoncountychamber.org.