Daviess County officials say about a dozen companies around Washington are either moving in or expanding. Those companies are investing about $38 million and adding about 200 jobs.
Officials don't think I-69 is the only reason but certainly contributed to the boom. They believe there is more to come in the next 5 to 10 years.
"If we do our job, I think there is a potential we could see several larger manufacturers move into the area," said Economic Development Director Ron Arnold.
Arnold says in the past, many companies would not consider Washington as a plant site because there was no interstate in Daviess County.