Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
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Business Industries

Greater Louisville embraces its rising iconic brands. Along with a vibrant entrepreneurial climate, the region has a diversified economy with an emphasis in the sectors surrounding health, logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage, and business services. Combine this with the fact that 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in Kentucky, and it is easy for the region to toast the greatness of its companies.

Key Industries Include:

  • Business Services: Including technical, legal, financial, human resources, marketing, and real estate companies among others, this industry employs 30,000 people regionally. The industry continues to grow year over year in Greater Louisville, and is expected to grow another 20 percent in the next 10 years.
  • Lifelong Wellness & Innovative Healthcare: Louisville is the world-leader in Lifelong Wellness & Aging Care. With over 18,000 professionals producing over $48, billion in revenue, Louisville is home to the nation’s largest collection of headquarters in nursing home, rehabilitation, assisted living and home health administration.
  • Logistics & E-Commerce: Louisville’s central location and excellent transportation system have made it a manufacturing, distribution, and service center since its founding at the Falls of the Ohio River in 1778. Convergences of national and man-made assets have defined Louisville as a 21st Century Logistics and Distribution powerhouse, and it is one of the nation’s most geographically accessible regions.
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Louisville has always enjoyed a rich manufacturing tradition of excellence. It is this tradition which provides the foundation to become a global leader in the next century as old line manufacturing shifts into a new era of flexible, advanced manufacturing. It is home to more than 1,300 manufacturing companies in the areas of automotive, food and beverage, plastics, appliances, and electrical components, to name a few.
  • Food & Beverage: Louisville is a hub for food and beverage companies of all size, from local to global – including production, manufacturing, flavor development, distribution and everything in between. More than 125 food and beverage companies collectively employ well over 15,000 individuals, and account for $23 billion in annual revenue.