Business & Industry

  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2016-Present  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location2111$18,794,460 
 Manufacturing Expansion2N/A$3,800,000 
 Service & Technology Location00$0 
 Service & Technology Expansion24$1,425,000 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (2/10/2019).

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Knox, Laurel & Whitley Counties Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries50,791100.0148,077100.0 
 Total Private Industries39,73778.2108,37373.2 
 Natural Resources and Mining5041.01,2310.8 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities10,97121.626,86218.1 
 Financial Activities1,2792.54,0432.7 
 Professional and Business Services6,69513.213,1608.9 
 Education and Health Services7,73015.222,79115.4 
 Leisure and Hospitality4,3068.514,0699.5 
 Other Services and Unclassified6751.32,5221.7 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
 Central Automotive SupplyMachine shop: drilling, boring, surface grinding & engine rebuilding and repairs241953 
 Classic Metal VaultsHigh-quality lined concrete and metal burial vaults222001 
 CTA Acoustics IncOrganic fiber padding, industrial automotive insulation & acoustical materials7001973 
 D & C MachineMachine shop: general machining, drilling & boring, lathe & mill work. Repair and build material handling equipment101985 
 Kowa Kentucky IncSurface treatment and plating (electroless nickel plating).222015 
 Northern Contours of Kentucky IncLaminated cabinet doors & drawer fronts1251995 
 Nucsafe Instruments IncorporatedRadiation measurement systems102006 
 Owens Auto PartsGeneral truck equipment - service bodies, flat beds, cranes, dump bodies, air compressors, lift gates, snow removal equipment, truck accessories, etc -sales & service181954 
 P D F IncCustom thermoset, compression & injection molded plastics51985 
 Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co of Corbin Kentucky IncSoft drinks2461938 
 Salem Tool IncCoal recovery & coal auger mining equipment91988 
 Smart WoodManufacture wooden coffee and popsicle sticks412017 
 Southeast Apparatus LLCManufacture fire trucks, refurbish fire trucks, and ambulance remount services242012 
 Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries IncApparel manufacturing for US military and other cut/sew contracts - rehabilitation services1301971 
 Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries IncApparel manufacturing for US military and other cut/sew contracts792004 
 Stidham Cabinet IncCustom cabinets, laminated & solid surface counter tops. Laminated commercial custom casework. Wholesale and residential factory cabinets.421975 
 TCO LLCContract packaging and assembly of automotive lighting units1801997 
 The MPI Group LLCHollow metal doors & frames811980 
 Times TribuneNewspaper publishing & printing131892 
 Troll and ToadFulfillment center for games, collector items2422010 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (2/10/2019).