Manufacturing is a top economic driver in Elizabethtown with nearly 80 manufacturers and supporting industries employing more than 9,500 people and accounting for about $421 million in earned wages.
“From automotive glass, brakes and frames, to sealants used around the globe and more, a growing number of products are made in Elizabethtown,” said Mayor Edna Berger. “That equates to new career opportunities for our families, friends and neighbors.”
Modern manufacturing offers a variety of interesting, high-skill career opportunities with competitive wages and benefits. In addition to creating jobs, manufacturing has a job multiplier effect. Many analysts report that every manufacturing job creates approximately three service sector jobs in areas such as healthcare, wholesale and retail, real estate sales and rentals, transportation and warehousing, finance and insurance, professional and technical education, construction, utilities and government.
“Our community’s attributes, including our central location, positive business climate and high quality of place, have supported incredible growth in the manufacturing sector,” said Greg Pawley, chairman of the EHCIF Board of Directors. “It’s important that we continue to work together for even greater economic prosperity in Elizabethtown and Hardin County.”
Manufacturers in Elizabethtown include Tier 1 suppliers of the automotive industry, cabinetry, sealants, ink, food-grade packaging and other products.
“Manufacturing has long played a critical role in Hardin County’s vibrant economy and the quality of life our residents enjoy,” said Judge-Executive Harry Berry. “We are proud many industry-leading manufacturers continue to succeed and grow in Hardin County.”
Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in Kentucky as well.