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  Summary of Recent Locations and Expansions, 2017-Present  
    Reported  
    Companies Jobs Investment  
 Manufacturing Location00$0 
 Manufacturing Expansion00$0 
 Service & Technology Location14$1,000,000 
 Service & Technology Expansion00$0 
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Note: Totals include announced locations and expansions.
Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (3/10/2020).
 

  Employment by Major Industry by Place of Work, 2017  
    Letcher County Labor Market Area  
  Employment Percent Employment Percent  
 Total All Industries4,731100.063,679100.0 
 Total Private Industries3,15866.846,79173.5 
 Natural Resources and Mining1352.93,3595.3 
 Construction621.31,2331.9 
 Manufacturing1122.41,2271.9 
 Trade, Transportation and Utilities92919.613,17320.7 
 Information400.88501.3 
 Financial Activities1222.61,8162.9 
 Professional and Business Services3327.04,4507.0 
 Education and Health Services1,02121.614,33322.5 
 Leisure and Hospitality3427.25,2398.2 
 Other Services and Unclassified621.31,1101.7 
  Source: JobsEQ, Chmura Economics.  

  Top 20 by Employment (Manufacturing & Service & Technology Firms Only)  
  Firm Product(s)/Service(s) Emp. Year
Established
 
 Burdine 
 Mountain Aggregates Pine Mountain QuarryCrushed limestone aggregate of various sizes used by highway construction, paving and concrete companies221956 
 Cromona 
 Superior Printing & PublishingNewspaper publishing, lithographic printing, staple & spiral binding131954 
 Gordon 
 Bluegrass Materials Company LLCCrushed limestone31981 
 Jenkins 
 Taylor Metal Roofing & Siding IncMetal roofing, siding panels, related trim components, insulation, doors, sliding door track systems, lumber, roof trusses, garage doors152005 
 The Wells Group LLCConcrete4N/A 
 Whitesburg 
 BPM Lumber LLCRough lumber & railroad ties991995 
 Drill Steel Service IncSteel rods, overcast, mandoors and other metal products. Distributes cutting bits & roof bolt products111983 
 Hall Equipment & Supply Co IncMining machinery rebuilding41973 
 Kentucky Mist DistilleryMoonshine and products22015 
 The Mountain Eagle LPNewspaper publishing21907 
  Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (3/10/2020).