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  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2014-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location123-28$762,151 
 Manufacturing Expansion35$19,241,167 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (11/22/2017).
 

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Rowan County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries10,074100.070,006100.0 
 Total Private Industries7,24871.956,29880.4 
 Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A2170.3 
 Construction2042.02,8604.1 
 Manufacturing9459.410,61815.2 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,76217.513,55319.4 
 Information630.65150.7 
 Financial Activities3323.32,1593.1 
 Professional and Business Services4304.33,5885.1 
 Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A6,0478.6 
 Leisure and Hospitality1,18111.76,6989.6 
 Other Services and Unclassified1341.31,5912.3 
  Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Morehead 
 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 blanks451989 
 Homer Gregory & Co IncDimension stock, rough & kiln dried lumber101944 
 Morehead Machining IncTool & die: jigs, fixtures & progressive dies, welding/fabrication161996 
 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 industry72016 
 Regal Beloit America IncBall & roller bearings2001976 
 SRG GlobalPlastic exterior trim5941997 
 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 (11/22/2017).