Existing Business

Advanced manufacturing
More than 9,200 people are employed by Elizabethtown’s growing manufacturing sector and supporting industries. Elizabethtown manufacturers have invested more than $300 million in new and expanding facilities in the last few years. This success has led the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox MSA to outpace the nation in job creation and to earn multiple recognitions. The MSA is:

  • Ranked 9th in corporate facility investment among MSAs with populations of 200,000 or less.
  • Ranked 14th among small cities in Area Development Magazine’s “100 Leading Locations.”
  • Included in Southern Business and Development Magazine’s “The 2015 Best of Economic Development in the American South” and “Ten Outstanding Markets Driving Large MSA Economies.”

Transportation and logistics
The large concentration of nearby transportation, logistics and communications infrastructure, including water, air, road and rail transportation and telecommunications, not to mention the UPS WorldPort, creates the perfect location for businesses and industries that rely on strategic transportation/logistics.

In Elizabethtown, successful start-ups and established local companies are creating jobs, generating revenue and providing a spirit of entrepreneurship that spreads through all sectors. In fact, our MSA recently was ranked No. 1 for start-up growth rate in the nation.

Other prominent industry sectors in Elizabethtown, a city recently ranked 7th among U.S. cities for white-collar job creation, include healthcare, retail and government, which includes nearby Fort Knox.

Click here for a full listing of greater Elizabethtown industry and support services.

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