Etown is truly a Kentucky gem, while the 10th most populated city in the state, it is located in Hardin County, which, along with neighboring Meade and LaRue counties, makes up the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area. This region was recently among the nations’ best for corporate facility investment. Why?
Located in Central Kentucky, Elizabethtown is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. That’s not a typo. It’s right off Interstate 65, the Western Kentucky Parkway and the Bluegrass Parkway and just a short drive from Louisville International Airport and UPS WorldPort.
The large concentration of nearby transportation, logistics and communications infrastructure, including water, air, road and rail transportation and telecommunications creates the perfect location for businesses and industries that rely on strategic transportation/logistics.
Additionally, businesses enjoy some of the lowest utility costs in the nation, substantial incentives, no-cost workforce training programs and much more. Baptist Healthcare just announced the expansion of their outpatient center that will nearly double the footage of available health care-related space near the hospital.
Elizabethtown’s growing manufacturing sector, supporting businesses and local entrepreneurs have invested 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 recognitions such as:
The city’s industrial work sector, its medical presence in the region, proximity to Fort Knox and tourism are some contributors to the city’s growth.