Top 20 Private-Sector Companies

United Parcel Service

International air hub

Atlanta, GA

1963

22,080  



Ford Motor Co.
(2 plants)          

Automotive manufacturer     
Dearborn, MI 1913 12,990

Humana Inc.

Managed care, HMO, PPO, POS

Louisville, KY

1961

12,500

Norton Healthcare

Health care provider

Louisville, KY

1886

11,389  

Amazon.com   

Logistics and customer service Seattle, WA    2005     6,000

GE Appliances

Home appliances 

Fairfield, CT

1953 

6,000 

KentuckyOne Health, Inc. 

Health care facilities 

Louisville, KY

2012 

6,000 

Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc. 

Health care provider

Louisville, KY  

1924 

4,995  

Kroger Co.

Retail grocer

Cincinnati, OH

1883

4,626  

Manna, Inc.

Quick service & casual dining restaurants Louisville, KY 1996 3,120

ResCare Inc.     
Home care Louisville, KY      1974      2,435

Kindred Healthcare Inc.

Long-term health care

Louisville, KY

1985 

2,381

Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

Churches, schools 

Louisville, KY  

1808 

2,263  

LG&E and KU Energy

Electric and natural gas utilities

Louisville, KY

1838 

2,211  


Papa John's International Inc.     
Pizza restaurants Louisville, KY 1984 2,088

Floyd Memorial Hospital

Health care provider

New Albany, IN

1953 

1,950

PNC Bank

Financial services

Pittsburgh, PA 

1858 

1,500  

Publisher's Printing

Printer 

 

Shepherdsville, KY

1866 

1,400  

Yum! Brands

Quick-service restaurants

Louisville, KY  

1997

1,343 

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Health insurance, dental, vision, disability

Indianapolis, IN

1938

1,300  


Source: Business First, July 2016