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Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2015-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location1120$4,600,000 
 Manufacturing Expansion42342$139,176,551 
 Service & Technology Location5207$54,418,850 
 Service & Technology Expansion471,189$194,748,511 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (7/15/2018).
 

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2015  
    Fayette County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries189,801100.0385,220100.0 
 Total Private Industries152,38080.3307,33779.8 
 Natural Resources and Mining2,0211.13,2370.8 
 Construction8,4014.415,3064.0 
 Manufacturing12,1966.452,71213.7 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities35,52318.765,15716.9 
 Information4,8422.66,2431.6 
 Financial Activities7,6914.112,8813.3 
 Professional and Business Services28,41215.046,54012.1 
 Education and Health Services24,72713.037,6459.8 
 Leisure and Hospitality23,48212.441,89910.9 
 Other Services and Unclassified5,0852.79,0352.3 
  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
 
 Lexington 
 Amazon.comReturns facility1500N/A 
 Amazon.comFulfillment center. Receive items available on the website into inventory and ship the customer orders.12002000 
 Aramark Uniform ServicesAccount services3852005 
 Big Ass SolutionsBig Ass Fans, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky is the leading manufacturer of fans and lights for industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings.7701999 
 ConduentCall center services; Business services9002009 
 ConduentProvide mailroom, scanning, data capture, quality control, clerical support, and data entry. CORE tools software development support. Also provide customer service and technical support for third party clients.7502005 
 ConduentProvide mailroom, scanning, data capture, quality control, clerical support, data entry, customer care (backoffice support, dispatch, and customer service).7002002 
 Galls LLCCorporate office, inbound call center, distribution, shipping. Headquarters.5931973 
 IBM Global ServicesHeadquarters, communications software, teleconference equipment3101976 
 Innovative Mattress SolutionsHeadquarters for retailer of mattresses5002015 
 Lexmark International IncDevelopment, marketing and sales of printers and related supplies and software. Also, corporate headquarters.16171991 
 Link-Belt Construction Equipment CompanyDesign, manufacture, market, sell & service of telescopic and cable cranes6751974 
 Lockheed MartinContractor logistics support-DOD contract11001985 
 Pepsi-Cola Bottling CoCarbonated soft drink bottling4601941 
 Schneider ElectricElectrical safety switches & distribution panels, load centers5151955 
 Tempur Sealy InternationalGlobal headquarters with executive team and supporting corporate functions; mattress company.4002000 
 Trane LexingtonManufacture of commercial & industrial air handling equipment for use with associated AC equipment. Custom, catalog & specialized air handlers including integrated controls8001963 
 UPSSmall package distribution626N/A 
 ValvolineAdministrative offices and lab6191980 
 Webasto Roof Systems IncAutomotive sunroofs6561998 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (7/15/2018).