Look to Barren County, centrally located and within a day’s drive of 60% of the US Population, manufacturing facilities and wealth. Our people are proud, hardworking, community minded individuals with strong family values, the kind of people that are committed to the companies they work for. Low cost of business, high quality of place. “Life is Better in the Barrens”
Why Barren County
Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population, Barren County is located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern United States, our location advantage facilitates the distribution of goods and materials to a massive industrial and consumer market. Kentucky’s borders are within 600 miles of over 65 percent of the nation’s population, personal income and manufacturing business establishments.
Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. That is because Kentucky business is served by not one but two international airports plus three global shipping hubs, giving companies a leg up on getting products, papers and packages into the global stream of commerce. The UPS World Port in Louisville is just 90 miles from Barren County center, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky, the Amazon Prime global port in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout the state. Due to this strong presence by the world’s most prestigious logistics companies, products manufactured in Kentucky can get anywhere in the world virtually overnight.
Not only are our labor costs below the national average, we offer workforce recruiting and training assistance for new and existing employees at no charge. We also offer a personalized approach to your workforce needs – you tell us what you need, and we custom-design a solution, saving you time and money.
Kentucky ranks third lowest in the nation for cost of doing business according to CNBC. Kentucky’s innovative and progressive tax incentive programs also provide the flexible financial assistance businesses need when locating, expanding or reinvesting in the state.
Among the more significant location factors having a direct influence on bottom line costs is the annual capital that must be committed to utility consumption. Kentucky has the lowest cost of electricity in the industrial sector among states east of the Mississippi River and one of the lowest in the U.S., coming in nearly 20 percent lower than the national average.
Businesses want fast, efficient and personalized service, and Kentucky provides it. We listen to you, help identify your needs and then we work with you one-on-one to devise solutions that will maximize your success while lowering your cost of doing business in Kentucky. Whether you are across the street or across the globe our team is eager to assist your business in Kentucky.
With world-class school systems that offer career pathways and industry credentials prior to graduation in growing sectors to the South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College and Western Kentucky University Glasgow Campus, our community can provide the well educated and highly trained workers business and industry needs.
Barren County is fortunate to have a diverse industry base including automotive manufacturing, food processing, transportation/distribution & logistics, agriculture and healthcare are our largest sectors.
Barren River Lake, Mammoth Cave National Park, community parks, intermural sports, hiking and biking trails, arts & entertainment including regular live performances and music, Barren County has something for everyone when it comes to free time. With our mild southern climate, these amenities can be enjoyed all year long.
With one of the lowest cost of living rates in the U.S., your dollars go further in Barren County! The cost of living is more than 21 percent lower in Barren County than the U.S. average, and housing costs alone are up to 44 percent lower. Plus, life outside the office just couldn’t be better than it is in Kentucky. Our breathtaking countryside is home to the heart and soul of America’s thoroughbred industry. Our bluegrass music, crafts and fine arts are known around the world, and our state parks are among the finest in the nation.