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Johnson County

Important Assets
  • Access to interstate highways. I 24 runs through center of county and a portion of I 57 also runs through county.
  • Close proximity to recreational activities including hiking and camping in Shawnee National Forest
  • Other incentives: Empowerment Zone, TIF District (in Goreville and Vienna).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 268 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 245 Employees
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 179 Employees

By the Numbers

Median Household Income
Poverty Rate

Johnson County Opportunity Zone

Johnson County: Recreational Tourism

The Assets
  • Opportunity Zone located within Shawnee National Forest. Easy access to hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities.
  • Restaurants, lodging, retail, and Shawnee Forest Ranger Station located in City of Vienna. City located within mile of I 24, a major interstate highway that brings 18,000+ vehicles per day through length of county.Tunnel Hill State Trail located in county. Trail hosts annual running event that attracts 800+ runners and 5,000+ visitors.
  • Cache River State Natural Area, a pristine wetlands with access to canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching, located just south of Vienna.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in new lodging for recreational tourists and visitors to Johnson County.
  • Invest in current restaurants, lodging, and retail that cater to recreational tourists and visitors.
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