The Power of Partnerships

About River Ridge

The River Ridge Commerce Center has become one of the nation’s premier business and industrial parks. Located on 6,000 acres along the Ohio River in Southern Indiana, River Ridge is an economic driver for the entire region, attracting top-tier employers and well-paying jobs to the community.

“Preparing the River Ridge Development Authority annual report is always an incredibly fulfilling time of year – primarily because we are able to reflect on the successes of the past as we prepare to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” RRDA President J. Mark Robinson said. Read the president’s full letter here.


2021 Highlights

“The River Ridge Commerce Center combines a strategic supply chain location and strong park infrastructure with forward-thinking partners and a statewide economic vision. The opportunities at River Ridge are clear, and we are excited about our long-term partnership. By introducing our network of top manufacturing, logistics and industrial clients to River Ridge, we can bring new jobs and investment to the community.”

Scott Brinner, Executive Vice President, OmniTRAX

“River Ridge Commerce Center is absolutely a premier industrial park. With the addition of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, the accessibility to I-71, I-64, I-75 and I-65 makes this is a business dream location. The pristine environment, beautiful buildings and landscape make coming to work a pleasure. Jerry Acy and his team are fabulous to work with and very responsive to all our needs. I cannot imagine having Mister “P” Express and MRP Manufacturer, LLC located anywhere else!”

Cindy Collier, President and CEO, Mister “P” Express and MRP Manufacturer, LLC

“The River Ridge Commerce Center is one component of the great product that we have to sell. River Ridge is transformational and supports quality of life throughout our region. Not only is River Ridge successful in business locations and expansions, but it also provides a complete vision for community support by supporting childcare, workforce training and amenities such as the parks and walking trails. River Ridge is celebrating an outstanding year, and our region is stronger because of its success.”

Wendy Dant Chesser, President and CEO, One Southern Indiana

“It has never been more vital to promote economic growth opportunities in our Hoosier state, and the River Ridge Development Authority has taken charge as a top destination for advanced manufacturing and industrial companies. Beyond being the cornerstone Commerce Center in the nation, the RRDA has taken an active role in giving back to communities by partnering with local government entities through various projects such as the development of parks, emergency response centers and utility facilities. The River Ridge Commerce Center has positioned itself as a global leader in recruiting industry leading organizations with the best paying jobs for Hoosiers – furthering Indiana’s footprint of the best state to live, work and raise a family.”

Sen. Chris Garten, Indiana, District 45


By the Numbers

Since 2013, Indianapolis-based Policy Analytics, LLC has compiled a comprehensive Economic Impact Analysis to help quantify the significant impact the River Ridge Commerce Center has made on local, regional and state economies. The information allows River Ridge leadership and key stakeholders to monitor progress and the impact of ongoing development and investments on a six-county region.

Highlights of the report include consistent increases in employment, labor income, tax revenue generated for state and local entities, value of capital improvements, investments by private partners and economic output.

“HempRise is a high-tech agriculture related company. We picked River Ridge as our prime manufacture location simply because it sits in the heart of the Midwest, has easy access to rich agricultural practices in Southern Indiana, West Ohio and Northern Kentucky, as well as a national transportation network centered in Louisville. Affordable housing, top-ranking research universities and technical colleges, and experienced manufacturing workforce also make River Ridge an ideal location for HempRise.”

Zheng Yang, General Manager, HempRise, Inc


Moving Forward

The River Ridge Development Authority continues its strategic focus on the future – and the immense potential for continued growth within and around the River Ridge Commerce Center. Two intense areas of focus for the River Ridge Development Authority include continuing strategic investments and expanding water resources. Read more about these future efforts:

Download the 2021 Annual Report