According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Brown County’s top employers, based on the establishments’ number of employees include (in no particular order):

  • Brown County Health and Living
  • Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park
  • Brown County High School
  • Brown County State Park
  • Brown County Inn Resort
  • Brown County IGA
  • Nashville Golf LLC
  • Nashville Elementary School (now Brown County Intermediate School)
  • Votech Rehab LLC
  • Seasons Lodge

While a large number of employees in Brown County are in education and service, in 2014, the United States Census Bureau listed Brown County’s top business types (of 353 businesses) to be (with number of businesses of that type):

  • Retail trade, 83
  • Construction, 45
  • Accommodation and food services, 39
  • Professional, scientific and technical services, 33
  • Other services, 31
  • Health care and social assistance, 19
  • Manufacturing, 17
  • Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services, 15
  • Transportation and warehousing, 14
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation, 13
  • Finance and insurance, 13
  • Real estate and rental and leasing, 11

Businesses have the support of local professional organizations, such as the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is a commitment to promoting, educating and growing business by improving communication and encouraging collaborative relationships between businesses, community and government.

Business leaders also have the opportunity to work with local governmental groups that focus on building a thriving economic community, such as the Brown County Redevelopment Commission and the Brown County Economic Development Commission.