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Top Companies

Major Employers

CompanyLocal EmploymentProduct/ ServiceYear Founded
United Parcel Service21,233International air hub1963
Jefferson County Public Schools14,476Educationn/a
Ford Motor Co. (2 plants)12,600Automotive manufacturer1913
Norton Healthcare12,247Health care services1886
Humana Inc.12,000Health and well-being1961
University of Louisville6,933Research university, education1798
Amazon.com6,500Logistics and customer service2005
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government6,226Metropolitan government1778
Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc.6,159Health care services1924
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
KentuckyOne Health, Inc.6,000Health care facilities2012
The Kroger Co.3,079Retail grocer1883
Spectrum2,400Call center, cable, Internet 1998
Manna Inc.2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
Archdiocese of Louisville2,252Catholic schools, churches, agencies1808
ResCare Inc.1,948Health and human services provider1974
Robley Rex VA Medical Center1,816Health care services1952
Bullitt County Public Schools1,736Educationn/a
U.S. Postal Service1,691Mailing and shipping1775
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.1,652Education1956
Papa John's International Inc.1,626Pizza restaurants1984
Kindred Healthcare Inc.1,571Health care services1985
Oldham County Public Schools1,567Educationn/a
Churchill Downs1,515Racing, gaming and online entertainment1875
Samtec Inc.1,500Electronic connectors and micorelectronics1976
Texas Roadhouse1,500Food Service1993
Greater Clark County Schools Corporation1,447Educationn/a
Rawlings Group1,440Health insurance subrogation and audit services1977
Brown-Forman Corp1,300Producer & marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1870
Source: Business First, December 2019

Top Publicly Traded Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueProducts and Services
Humana Inc.$53.77 billionHealth insurance and related services through plans for employer groups, government-sponsored programs and individuals
Yum Brands Inc.$5.88 billionQuick-service restaurants, including the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Brands
Brown-Forman Corp.$3.25 billionBourbon and spirits producer
Texas Roadhouse Inc.$2.22billionFull-service, casual dining restaurant chain
Papa John's International$1.78 billionOperates and franchises pizza delivery and carry-out restaurants
Churchill Downs Inc.$882.6 millionPari-mutual wagering on live race meetings for Thoroughbred horses; intrastate and interstate simulcast racetrack wagering
Charah Solutions Inc.$430.37 millionAsh-management provider for the coal-fired electric utility industry
Turning Point Brands Inc.$285.78 millionManufactures and markets smokeless and smoke tobacco products
Republic Bancorp$277.19 millionFinancial holding company
Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.$155.97 millionBank holding company
Sypris Solutions Inc.$82.29 millionProvider of technology-based outsourced services and specialty products
Industrial Services of America Inc.$54.94 millionWaste and recycling management services
First Savings Financial Group Inc.$42.54 millionBank holding company
Limestone Bancorp Inc.$42.38 millionBank holding company
First Capital Inc.$33.12 millionBank holding company
Source: Business First, December 2018

Top Private-Sector Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueLocal EmploymentProduct/ ServiceYear Founded
Thorntons Inc.$1.8 billion774Fuel, food, and drinks1971
BrightSpring Health Services$1.7 billion1,328Health and human services provider1974
Signature HealthCARE LLC$1.2 billion900Skilled nursing, rehabilitationand therapy services2007
American Commercial Barge Line LLC$888 million185Barge transportation, towing, barge cleaning and repairs1915
Manna Inc.$856 million2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
Samtec Inc.$713 million1,900Electronic connetors and micorelectronics1976
MHS Holdings Inc.$553.52 million650Engineer, builder and installer of conveyor and automated sortation systems1999
Long John Silver's$504 millionn/aQuick-service restaurants1969
Southern Graphics Inc.$500 million90Design-to-print graphic services2005
ISCO Industries$450 million135HDPE Pipe and fusion equipment1962
Ranked by Revenue Source: Business First, December 2018

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies

CompanyEmploymentProduct/ServiceDate Est. in Area
Ford Motor Company (2 plants)13,042F-series Super Duty Pickup trucks, Expeditions, Navigators and Escapes1913
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
Samtec Inc.1,700Electronic connectors and microelectronics1976
Brown-Forman1,300Producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands1870
Faurecia1,200Exhaust, interior and seat systems1978
JBS USA1,200Pork products1875
Beach Mold & Tool Inc.850Injection-molded plastic parts, contract assembly1972
Louisville Seating Systems750Manufacturer and supply seating and seating components2011
Martinrea Heavy Stamping608Automobile parts stamping and assembly1988
Heaven Hill Brands Inc.600Producer and marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1935
Source: Business First, December 2019