MOUNT VERNON — For more than 60 years, the Area Development Foundation of Knox County has worked to improve the economic profile of Knox County.
It started in 1955 with the creation of the foundation by the city. A state grant program was then utilized to acquire land in 1957 that became the City Industrial Park.
As of 2016, it has become “one of the best Industrial Parks around,” said Foundation President Jeff Harris. “It’s almost fully developed, with 20 companies and 2,900 jobs.