Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2016-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location1220$66,522,400 
 Manufacturing Expansion38$19,342,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion11$100,000 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (12/19/2018).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries11,005100.077,764100.0 
 Total Private Industries7,52268.455,51871.4 
 Natural Resources and Mining160.11,2011.5 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,95317.713,91717.9 
 Financial Activities3313.02,4123.1 
 Professional and Business Services3012.73,8935.0 
 Education and Health Services2,06118.711,55714.9 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,34612.27,3359.4 
 Other Services and Unclassified1191.11,5612.0 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Caudill Seed and Warehouse Company IncAgricultural production, manufacturing232000 
 Diamond Forest Resources IncPallet manufacturer, recycler, wholesaler and distributor431985 
 Family Dollar Stores IncRetail distribution center300N/A 
 Fannin Industries IncRough cut lumber481965 
 Hamilton IncWholesale bread and pastry distribution451994 
 Harold White Lumber IncAppalachian hardwoods; kiln dried and or green, surfacing, edging, heat treatment for pallets, worldwide exporter471968 
 Harold White Millworks IncMillwork, moldings and molder blanks491989 
 Homer Gregory & Co IncDimension stock, rough & kiln dried lumber101944 
 Morehead Machining IncTool & die: jigs, fixtures & progressive dies, welding/fabrication101996 
 Morehead Wood ProductsCompanySawmill producing staves for bourbon, whiskey and wine industries1052015 
 Newspaper Holdings IncNewspaper publishing111883 
 Premier Bandag IncTruck tire retreading131997 
 RajantMulti-frequency wireless solutions for the defense industry142016 
 Regal Beloit America IncBall & roller bearings2001976 
 SRG GlobalPlastic exterior trim5821997 
 Valley View Hardwoods IncProduces hardwood lumber: red oak, white oak, poplar, hard maple, soft maple, basswood, walnut, cherry. Products include: stave logs, veneer logs, fence plank, pallet lumber and pallet cants.402000 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (12/19/2018).