Businesses Find Home in Louisville
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.
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
Filter, air and gas manufacturers
Industrial equipment supplier
Allied Ready Mix Co.
Atria retirement home
Shipping concierge, centralized technology platform, warehousing and logistics
Health care management
Concierge service for a health service company
Radiant spring health
Home health services
Digital printing on demand
Venture capital firms
Churchill Downs Inc.
Horse racing, betting, games
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
Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing
Dental insurance company
Data science; technical service company
Targeted Internet Marketing
Elmcroft retirement home
Residential services for the elderly
Mid-America farm finance
Fives Intralogistics Corp.
Development of tailor-made drinks
Formal wear suppliers
Information and referral services
Haier US Appliances Solutions – GE Appliances
Heaven Hill Distilleries (Bardstown)
Bottling of distilled spirits
Heine Bros. Cafe
Fairtrade and organic roaster
Medical insurance plans
Petroleum products wholesaler
Industrial oven and dryer
Rotary dryers, ovens, ball mills and processing equipment
Software development and IT training
Water purification company
Health care management
Koch Filter Corp.
Air filters, bags and cartridges
Develops, manufactures and markets cell therapies for pancreatic diseases
Drug addiction treatment centers
Stretch wrapping technology
Liquor Stores North America
Restaurants in Long John Silver
Wholesale distribution of ladders and associated climbing products
Louisville Paving and Construction
Software development, analysis
Professional recruitment agencies
Quick service restaurants
Moby Dick Inc.
Catering supplies; commissioner
Office Resources Inc.
National oncology pharmacy
Papa John’s International
Kentucky Parallel Products
Industrial biological products
Interior Parts Unlimited (La Grange)
Interior auto parts manufacturing / warehouse
Roll Forming Corp. (Shelbyville)
Design and manufacture of rolled products
Coffee roaster, packer, distributor of specialty coffee
Samtec (New Albany, Indiana)
Cable and connector manufacturer
Global Commercial Printing Company
Exclusive health care
Nursing and convalescent care
Stock Yards Bancorp
Electronic equipment and supplies
Retail management services
Tobacco and products for alternative smokers
United States WorldMeds
Medical Records Department
Parent Company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, The Habit Burger Grill