Businesses Find Home in Louisville



By Lorie Hailey

Muhammad Ali wasn’t the only heavy hitter to call Louisville home. Some of the biggest names in business are headquartered here: Humana, Yum !, Kindred Healthcare, Brown-Forman, UPS Airlines, Papa John’s, GE Appliances and more.

Louisville has the largest concentration of senior care headquarters in the country as well as the headquarters of some of the world’s largest food and beverage operations. It has a growing business services industry focused on information technology, and the city is leading the way in advanced manufacturing and logistics.

The Humana health and managed care insurance company is headquartered in downtown Louisville.

Businesses thrive in Louisville. With its pro-business attitude, low operating costs and low taxes, the Greater Louisville region offers a favorable and progressive business climate. The region’s diverse economy has outperformed the United States in terms of job growth and per capita income over the past decade.

Site Selection magazine in 2021 ranked Louisville among the best metropolitan areas in the East North Central (seventh) and South Central (sixth) regions. Rankings are based on the number of new economic development projects brought to the metropolitan area in a calendar year. Last year, Louisville located 41 projects, adding 2,200 new jobs and $ 474 million in new investment to the city.

Since 2014, Louisville has seen more than $ 17 billion in investments.

“The rise in these rankings during a pandemic is proof of the fundamental strength of our economy,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This validates the intentional work that we do around our poles of activity, which generate jobs. “

Below is a sample of some of the companies headquartered in the region:

21c Museum Hotels
Hotel management

AAF International
Filter, air and gas manufacturers

Overhead Hydroelectricity
Industrial equipment supplier

Allied Ready Mix Co.

Software company

Atria retirement home
Facility management

AxisPoint Alliance
Shipping concierge, centralized technology platform, warehousing and logistics

Baptiste Health
Health care management

Bearno Pizza
Pizza franchise

Blumine Health
Concierge service for a health service company

Radiant spring health
Home health services

distilled alcohols

Coffee Press
Digital printing on demand

Health care
Health services

Charah Solutions
Waste treatment

Chrysalis ventures
Venture capital firms

Churchill Downs Inc.
Horse racing, betting, games

Clarendon flavors
R&D and production of flavors for specialty drink distributors

Citizens’ financial bank

Copper and Kings American Brandy Co.
Distillery; brandy and other alcoholic products

Commonwealth Bank and Trust

Gardens of Creation
Meat processing and food service distribution

CreoSalus inc.
Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing

Delta Dental
Dental insurance company

Data science; technical service company

Restaurant management

El Toro
Targeted Internet Marketing

Elmcroft retirement home
Residential services for the elderly

Mid-America farm finance
Agricultural lender

Feeding feeders
Pet shops

Fives Intralogistics Corp.
Conveyor Equipment

Development of tailor-made drinks

Furniture liquidators
Furniture stores

Generation Tux
Formal wear suppliers

Information and referral services

Haier US Appliances Solutions – GE Appliances
Household appliances

Heaven Hill Distilleries (Bardstown)
Bottling of distilled spirits

Heine Bros. Cafe
Fairtrade and organic roaster

Medical insurance plans

Icap Energy
Petroleum products wholesaler

Industrial oven and dryer
Rotary dryers, ovens, ball mills and processing equipment

Software development and IT training

IPAK (Radcliff)
Packaging manufacturing

Water purification company

Kindred Health
Health care management

Koch Filter Corp.
Air filters, bags and cartridges

Koligo Therapeutics
Develops, manufactures and markets cell therapies for pancreatic diseases

Historical recovery
Drug addiction treatment centers

Stretch wrapping technology

Jump group

Bancorp Limestone

Liquor Stores North America
Retail management

LJS Partners
Restaurants in Long John Silver

Louisville Scale
Wholesale distribution of ladders and associated climbing products

Louisville Paving and Construction
Asphalt products

Lucina Health
Software development, analysis

Management register
Professional recruitment agencies

Manne Inc.
Quick service restaurants

Moby Dick Inc.
Catering supplies; commissioner

Norton Health
Hospital system

Office Resources Inc.
Office furniture

National oncology pharmacy

Papa John’s International
Pizza franchise

Kentucky Parallel Products
Industrial biological products

Interior Parts Unlimited (La Grange)
Interior auto parts manufacturing / warehouse

Pharmaceutical company

Pharmacy services

Bancorp Republic

Roll Forming Corp. (Shelbyville)
Design and manufacture of rolled products

Safai companies
Coffee roaster, packer, distributor of specialty coffee

Samtec (New Albany, Indiana)
Cable and connector manufacturer

SGS International
Global Commercial Printing Company

Exclusive health care
Nursing and convalescent care

Statewide Mortgage
Mortgage lender

Stock Yards Bancorp

Sypris Solutions
Electronic equipment and supplies

Texas roadhouse
Restaurant management

Retail management services

Rotating marks
Tobacco and products for alternative smokers

UPS Airlines
Dispatch center

United States WorldMeds

Waystar Health
Medical Records Department

Yum! Brands
Parent Company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, The Habit Burger Grill


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