Located at the crossroads of I-57 and I-64, Mt. Vernon is the perfect location for many industries, retail businesses, regional medical services and tourism. Over one billion public and private dollars have been spent on development during the last six years. Under the guidance of a citizen/city generated Comprehensive Plan, Mt. Vernon has made great strides in infrastructure improvements: roads, water and sewer lines, growth in economic development: new retail, expansion/renovation of existing businesses, the attraction of new businesses, growth in recreational facilities and community events and the revitalization of our historic downtown area.