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Retail and hospitality success begins with our great location

Retail & Hospitality

Clarksville is at the heart of the Indiana side of the Louisville metro, putting local retailers and hospitality providers within a one-hour drive of more than 850,000 workers. That not only means access to stable workforce, but it also provides an existing base of customers for the products and services they offer.

Our community’s rapid growth and lifestyle-oriented business and residential projects such as the Bolt + Tie and Current812 developments are especially attractive to people who want to work, live and play in close proximity. That’s fueling demand for restaurants, retailers, breweries and brewpubs, hotels and meeting and conference space. Other areas of town are also seeing rapid retail growth as companies recognize the benefits of serving safe, stable, family-focused neighborhoods. Local leaders are willing to offer incentives such as tax abatements for attractive retail and hospitality developments.

Our area’s K-12 and postsecondary schools share a strong focus on instilling the skills and attitudes students need to become effective members of the workforce, including subjects important to retail and hospitality businesses, such as culinary arts and hospitality, computer science, business administration, accounting, networking, HVAC, entrepreneurship and industrial maintenance and electrical services.

Our proximity and easy access to downtown Louisville gives visitors a more affordable way to enjoy everything the area has to offer. In addition to fast access to Interstates, Clarksville is less than 20 minutes from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (KSDF), with nonstop flights on all major carriers to 36 destinations. We have great local attractions, too, including the unique Falls of the Ohio State Park, the coming Origin Park, and the scenic Ohio River Greenway.