Evansville is the regional center for a large trade area in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy known for its stability, diversity and vitality. Major industries include manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, retailing, healthcare, and finance and business services. In 2007 the metropolitan area was ranked 88th in the nation in terms of growth and economic impact.
The Evansville region is best known for the production of appliances, nutritional products, pharmaceuticals, aluminum sheet, automobiles, auto glass, coal, oil and plastics. The region is also recognized as an agricultural center for corn, soybeans and wheat.