A Metro With Momentum

Hardin County along with neighboring Meade and LaRue counties make up the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Ky., Metropolitan Statistical Area, recently among the nations’ best for corporate facility investment, start-up growth rate, white collar job creation and a thriving manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing is concentrated primarily in Elizabethtown with about 80 manufacturing plants and supporting facilities employing more than 9,200 workers. Many industries manufacture components related to the automotive industry and key in on Hardin County’s central location relative to automobile assembly plants located throughout the Mid-South and Midwest.

Hardin County is poised for significant additional growth in the advanced manufacturing sector with the 1,551-acre Glendale Megasite. Certified by CSX Railroad, it is one of the largest industrial tracts in the U.S. and is located south of Elizabethtown alongside Interstate 65 and a CSX main line.

Fort Knox, located in the northern end of the county, has undergone a major transformation and is now home to U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, and more. The post has a daytime population of approximately 23,000 soldiers, family members, civilian employees and contractors.

In addition, local healthcare, tourism, professional services and other business sectors are growing, meaning those who make a career move to Elizabethtown can rest assured their families will find opportunities here as well.

Our economic health goes hand in hand with Elizabethtown’s quality of life. Whether lifelong residents or newly relocated to the area, this is a place people want to call home. Elizabethtown area residents enjoy highly ranked schools, a variety of recreational opportunities including a nationally renowned youth sports park, access to advanced healthcare, a low cost of living and more. Learn more about living in Elizabethtown here.