Manufacturing is a top economic driver in Elizabethtown with approximately 78 manufacturers employing more than 9,200 people and accounting for about $416 million in earned wages.
“We are proud that so many industry-leading manufacturers have located and expanded in Elizabethtown, creating a wide variety of wonderful opportunities for our families, friends and neighbors,” Berger said.
Manufacturers in Elizabethtown include Tier 1 suppliers of the automotive industry, cabinetry, sealants, ink, food-grade packaging and other products. The sector offers a variety of interesting career opportunities with competitive wages and benefits.
“The great news is local career opportunities in modern manufacturing are growing,” said Greg Jenkins, chairman of the EHCIF Board of Directors. “It’s important that we continue to raise awareness of these high-paying, innovative career options in our community.”
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.
“Manufacturing has long played a critical role in Hardin County’s vibrant economy and contributed to the high quality of life in Hardin County,” said Judge-Executive Harry Berry. “By supporting the manufacturing industry, we support the continued prosperity of our communities.”
Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month in Kentucky as well.