River Ridge Commerce Center is a world-class business and manufacturing park with over 6,000 prime acres of land under development along the Ohio River in southern Indiana.
River Ridge features three unique locations for new development – an industrial park, an office and research campus, and a 1,400-acre megasite. In the Midwest’s top-ranked business environment, each infrastructural element within River Ridge is designed to be multi-functional and sustainable.
Businesses love southern Indiana for its low cost of doing business and high-quality workforce. The region is attractive to both companies and their workers because of its location, affordable housing, arts and entertainment, access to parks and recreation, top-ranked universities and world-class food and beverage establishments.
Southern Indiana is also an easy one-day drive to more than two-thirds of U.S. markets or a short, non-stop flight to destinations around the country. Multi-modal transportation networks make it simple for businesses to locate here and workers to get to jobs at River Ridge.
The River Ridge Commerce Center is situated alongside the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, easily accessible to many modes of transportation – roads, rail, river and runways.
In 2016, the Lewis and Clark Bridge opened, directly linking Southern Indiana to the east end of Louisville, KY, and providing faster access to destinations along the I-71, I-64, I-65 and I-75 corridors. Access to River Ridge and the new Ohio River crossing has been significantly improved with the completion of a heavy-haul road connecting River Ridge and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. The River Ridge Development Authority partnered with the State of Indiana, the Port, Clark County Government and the City of Jeffersonville to fund and develop the heavy haul road.
In 2021, OmniTRAX became the owner and operator of the River Ridge Railroad, making rail easy, customizable and affordable, providing access to the national rail network and barge system. Nearby airports include the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (home of UPS Worldport, the logistics company’s largest cargo air hub in the world) and the Clark Regional Airport.
The River Ridge Development Authority is committed to continuing investment in transportation assets. RRDA has invested more than $150 million in roads, sidewalks, site preparations, and utilities for premium accessibility and efficiency to date.
River Ridge’s incentive programs are customized, comprehensive, and designed to support companies that are committed to investing in Indiana. RRDA acts as a Redevelopment Commission to administer development tools and urban enterprise zone (UEZ) available under state statute to generate property tax-related revenues.
River Ridge can extend property tax incentives to businesses that locate within the Commerce Center. Our team is well-versed in incentive programs including EDGE tax credits, Skills Enhancement Fund (SEF) and HBITC. Indiana is business-friendly with declining corporate tax, flat state tax, no gross receipts tax and no inventory taxes.
Workforce & Training
We’re focused on meeting the demands of a 21st Century workforce. The region’s well-educated and well-trained workforce is marked by a punctual and motivated attitude, making it simpler to recruit and retain qualified team members.
Our partners are able to attract and educate skilled workers through programs and initiatives designed to bring more diversity, vibrancy and possibilities. More than 50 businesses currently operate at River Ridge with more than 10,500 employees and produce major economic benefits locally and regionally.
Our partnership with quality utility companies allows local industries to directly benefit. We’ve transformed this former brownfield site into a global business park with all the amenities you’ll need.
River Ridge has made significant capital investments to improve water utilities, expand traffic circulation and access, and create attractive sites for development.
River Ridge consists of 6,000 acres of prime land that can accommodate projects from 3 acres to 1,400 acres. There are plenty of available sites for sale to grow with millions of square feet of building space still available.
River Ridge continues to invest in itself and lay the groundwork for continued growth using available revenues to prepare new sites for development and build long-lasting infrastructure projects.
River Ridge is committed to investing in state-of-the-art property features and promoting sustainable, eco-friendly infrastructure.